Callista Gingrich’s Stiff Style: Pearls and Perfect Hair (Photos)

Callista Gingrich’s style evokes a woman who wants to mirror her husband’s wealth and power—and lacks any singularity.

From her perfectly coiffed bob to her bespoke power suits, Callista Gingrich possesses a style that evokes a woman who wants to mirror her husband’s wealth and power—and lacks any singularity. See photos that showcase the rigid—and outdated—looks favored by Newt’s wife, from triple-strand pearls to frumpy bows.

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Callista Gingrich looks the perfectly prim wife in a boxy purple jacket at the Iowa Veterans GOP Presidential Forum, her stance as stiff as her platinum bob.

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Wearing the female equivalent of Newt Gingrich’s power suit and an antiquated, triple-strand pearl necklace, Mrs. Gingrich smiles for the press as the couple arrives at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., for a Republican debate.

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Again, Mrs. Gingrich attempts to mirror her husband’s attire—and everything else he stands for—at the 34th Kennedy Center Honors event in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

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Overly made-up, Callista sports a glossy bouffant that’s as blindingly bright as her fuchsia jacket and lipstick.

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Heaven forbid she looked slightly mismatched. Mrs. Gingrich seems pleased with herself while watching her husband speak at this year’s Republican Jewish Coalition.

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Rarely seen in public without her precious pearls, Callista flashes a stiff smile at an event in Naples, Fla. Her manicured hands are folded neatly over her lap, a posture she frequently assumes.

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Another public appearance with Newt Gingrich, another impeccably tailored power suit for Callista.

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At least her hair doesn’t look plastered onto her head. Pictured here at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008, Mrs. Gingrich is slightly less hypergroomed, her hair layered with a few strands of yellow highlights. Still, her outfit couldn’t be more structured and drab.

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Perhaps Callista thinks unchanging style evokes consistency and reliability? Unfortunately, her fashion choices evoke Barbara Bush Senior, and a bygone era.

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At an event in 2009, Mrs. Gingrich dared to bare her shoulders in this burgundy silk dress. She could look slightly glamorous were it not for the frumpy bow and pointy close-toed shoes.

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Back in black and pearls following the most recent Republican debate in Iowa, Callista assumes her signature rigid stance.

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Mrs. Gingrich looks on as her husband delivers a speech at the National Press Club in August 2007. Her hair and suit were more textured than the head-to-toe starched style she prefers today.

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For all the money Mr. Gingrich spent at Tiffany’s buying jewels for his wife, her tendency to wear the same jewelry and outfits again and again is somewhat baffling.

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The happy couple cozy up at the Bloomberg and Vanity Fair cocktail reception following this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The satin green dress is a breath of fresh air amidst all the bespoke suits.

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Mrs. Gingrich accompanies her husband to a speaking engagement with the Atlanta Press Club last June. Will we ever catch her with a hair or button out of place?