Rashida Tlaib wears traditional Palestinian thobe to be sworn in to Congress

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Rashida Tlaib started the trend by wearing a traditional Palestinian thobe at her swearing-in ceremony.

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Looks like Nancy Pelosi isn’t the only female politician making waves with her style.

Rashida Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, was officially sworn in today, and she selected one very special outfit for the occasion: a Palestinian thobe.

The Michigan Congresswoman first previewed her style selection on Instagram last month, when she shared a photo of the traditional, hand-embroidered gown on her Instagram page, captioning the post, “Sneak peek: This is what I am wearing when I am sworn into Congress. #PalestinianThobe #ForMyYama.”