Sarah Palin's Trump Endorsement Jacket Is Very Spangly and Very Expensive: See 5 More of Her Headline-Making Looks

01/20/2016 at 03:12 PM ET

It’s been a few years since Sarah Palin and her many pro-USA fashions have graced us with their technicolor presence in the sober political sphere. Palin regularly makes the talk show rounds promoting her assortment of memoirs and throwing her two cents in as a talking head for Fox every now and then, but until this week, her appearances have remained relatively low-key. Then on Tuesday, the former Vice Presidential hopeful swung by a rally in Iowa to give Trump her official endorsement and give us all a gander at her impressively spangle-laden shrug.

Sarah Palin Milly jacket Cassi Alexandra/Bloomberg/Getty

The bead-embellished bolero in question comes from Milly and features silver, coppery red, gold and blue stripes, which fits right in with Palin’s traditionally super patriotic campaign garb. According to Mashable, an eagle-eyed Twitter user recognized the sweater from an interview Palin gave to CBS Sunday in November, but the real controversy surrounding this piece of apparel has to do with its steep price tag. The sold-out-everywhere bolero retails for $695, which for many people brings back to mind the controversy surrounding her very pricey 2008 campaign apparel (more on that below).

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But while her embellished Milly sweater is making all the headlines this week, this isn’t the first time the former Alaskan governor’s style has taken center stage. Lest we forget the many sartorial gifts Palin has bestowed unto the world’s eyes, here’s a look back at a handful of her most trendsetting fashion moments.

She’s never met a primary colored blazer she didn’t like:

Sarah Palin Valentino coat RNCNoel Vasquez/Getty Images

Her patriotic accessory collection is robust, diverse, and, as the kid’s say, on fleek:

Sarah Palin Valentino coat RNCClockwise from left: Frederick M. Brown/Getty; Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty; Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News/MCT/Getty

She has no shame in straight up stealing from her daughter’s closet. Respect:

Sarah Palin and Bristol Palin Fashion FaceoffLarry Busacca/Getty; Paul Morigi/Getty

Her choice in heels took Naughty Monkey from Paris Hilton’s favorite brand to a must-have shoe for the political elite:

Sarah Palin Valentino coat RNCRobyn Beck/AFP/Getty

When the RNC shelled out a cool $150K to clothe her for her 2008 run alongside McCain, and all she got was this $2,500 silk Valentino jacket:

Sarah Palin Valentino coat RNCImago Stock/ZUMA Press

In summary, Sarah Palin has always been, and will always be a beacon of elegance in the midst of a bleak Alaskan tundra.

What do you think of Sarah Palin’s Milly shrug? Which of her fashion moments are your favorite? What looks do you hope to see her revive during her time campaigning for Trump?

–Emily Kirkpatrick

FILED UNDER: Accessories , Celebs , Fashion
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Kristina Krovane on

Sarah Palin: Margaret Thatcher had a high pitched, girly voice when she started being apart of the political boy’s club and did not understand why men were not listening to her when she spoke. A good friend suggested she work with a speech therapist to teach her to lower her voice from an ear-splitting girly voice, like yours to a more controlled, slightly lowered business voice. When she accomplished this, she was taken more seriously by men in the political arena. Look at it this way, did anyone take you seriously the last time you ran for the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election? Even Hillary lost her high pitched girly voice as a young woman because she wanted to be taken seriously in her political arena. Sarah, you are not running for governor in Alaska–time to tone down your voice because it is an ear-splitting, high-pitch sound that is hard to listen to for more than one or two minutes.

Eli on

It is not her high pitched voice that is the problem. It is what she SAYS in that high pitched voice. That said, her fashion is hideous. I don’t know why all the love is being dumped on her here. She looks ridiculous.

DeeDee on

A remarable woman. I admire her…. many are against her because she is against abortion. We need more women like her in politics.. make America great again, stop looking for handouts too.

Jane on

I thought she looked like a silverfish. Not a silver fish, but a silverfish.

janet on

$695 for an ugly sweater???? She flaunts herself as someone who understands the working people? Ha!! I work every day and I can’t afford a $695 sweater, and I’m sure I’m not alone! The woman is clueless. I don’t know when the US started accepting just plain dumb people as role models even in overpriced suits (Donald Trump) and sweaters.

walksoftlyand on

I thought the jacket was made out of silver bullet casings.

Alan R. Lute on

It seems that the news media is always “knit picking” Sarah Palin, regardlessly. She always looks stunning in all of her clothes as opposed to the former First Lady who looks frumpy, dull, distasteful, and FAT. Who cares about the price of Sarah’s sweater? I don’t ! What’s more important is our future here in the States. I do not consider myself a Republican, Democrat, Socialist Democrat (Communist), or whatever. I am a voter who has seen this country go down the tubes economically and morally the last seven years. If the former First Lady (who looks frumpy, dull, distasteful, and FAT) gets elected, then it will be the same old garbage we’ve had for last seven years. We need somebody in the White House who can and is willing to do the job correctly. If it’s Donald Trump, then it will be Donald Trump. It’s Sarah Palin’s prerogative to do what she wants to do to get him elected!
Hey news media, STOP picking on Sarah Palin. LEAVE HER ALONE! Let her do what she wants! It’s a free country…or is it?

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