Here's why Democratic women wore white to the State of the Union

Members of Congress cheer after President Donald Trump acknowledges more women in Congress during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

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Members of Congress cheer after President Donald Trump acknowledges more women in Congress during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

During Tuesday's State of the Union address, it was hard to miss the dozens of Democratic congresswomen wearing white in the audience.

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It was more than a simple wardrobe choice. According to CNN, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, chair of the House Democratic Women's Working Group, said last week that members would don the color as a tribute to the suffragette movement and the record number of women in Congress.

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"I'm looking forward to wearing suffragette white to #SOTU next week with all @HouseDemWomen!" Frankel, D-Florida, tweeted Jan. 30. "We'll honor all those who came before us & send a message of solidarity that we're not going back on our hard-earned rights!"

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On Tuesday night, photos of the women in white flooded Twitter:

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