Who Wore It Best? Senate Seersucker Thursday Is Back

(Senator Roger Wicker's Office)

After a two year hiatus, the tradition of Seersucker Thursday returned to the Senate today with lawmakers donning their finest seersucker suits.

Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., resurrected the fashion day to stir up some bipartisan good will.

"It's a tradition that demonstrates summer time in Washington, D.C., and also a little bit of lightheartedness which is needed and a whole lot of bipartisanship is also needed and this is a gesture towards bipartisanship," Wicker told ABC News. "It was high time we brought it back…Seersucker is a wonderful summer fabric that was designed for the hot summer months."

The tradition was started in the late 1990's by former Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., who wanted people to know "the Senate isn't just a bunch of dour folks wearing dark suits and-in the case of men-red or blue ties." In 2004, Feinstein encouraged her female colleagues to partake in the day and bought suits for each of the female senators, Wicker told ABC News.

Here's a look at some of the senators who participated in the Senate's Seersucker Thursday. Who do you think wore it best?

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., showed off their Southern style in full seersucker suits with ties.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., wore her seersucker skirt suit during a meeting with New Hampshire activists.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., opted for a darker colored seersucker suit, saying "I like it better than the normal one."

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., chose a seersucker jacket with dark colored pants instead of a traditional suit.

And Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., even took the seersucker tradition to the White House, meeting with President Obama today in her seersucker jacket.

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