Women (and some men) everywhere have been talking about Hulu's impactful new series The Handmaid's Tale, and if you haven't seen it, you should definitely get on board. Based on the timeless Margaret Atwood novel by the same name, the series displays a future where women are treated poorly and are banned from abortion. If the story sounds way too relevant for you to even stomach, then you won't be surprised to find out that women are now searching for information on how to dress like the women from Handmaid's Tale, particularly for protesting purposes.
A few weeks ago, Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 415, which would ban a safe procedure done for a second trimester abortion. According to Slate, a group of women activists in Texas showed their distaste for the bill by showing up to chambers donning red robes and white bonnets — an obvious ode to the characters in The Handmaid's Tale. Since the election of Trump, Slate noted that sales for the 1985 novel have increased tremendously and now with Hulu's highly publicized small screen adaptation, women everywhere are ready to fight back. Though this is not the first example of women using clothing to send a steady message to legislation, it is one that more women should consider being apart of.
If you're ready to join the peaceful protests and stand in solidarity similarly to the women in Texas, here are a few ways you can replicate the look from Handmaid's Tale.
Though the ladies in The Handmaid's Tale are clothed in long dresses, there are shortcuts to accomplishing the look. Throw on a red floor length cloak over your regular clothes and you've nailed the look with little to no effort. Don't forget your white pilgrim bonnet to match.
Want to go against the grain while standing in solidarity during protests? Get a pair of red pants, a red long sleeve shirt, and top it off with your pilgrim bonnet. You'll be able to set a new standard with this pairing.
Switch Things Up
Whether you're feeling the need to change up the look or just feel more comfortable in a skirt, you can still bring your interpretation of The Handmaid's Tale to life. Pair a red skirt, red tights, a red tank top, and a red cardigan together with your white bonnet and you're all set.