Every time Julie Bishop proved she was the first lady of fashion

The former foreign minister knows how to nail the style stakes.

By Jess Pullar
Former foreign minister Julie Bishop is the definition of a female powerhouse.
As a staunch politician, a fierce advocate for working women's rights and with an ability to capture the attention of everyone in a room in the blink of an eye, she's a force to be reckoned with.
But there is another thing Bishop has proved she can master time and time again, and it's something we can all take some major inspiration from - her fashion sense.
Julie Bishop knows how to talk business - and look good while doing it. (Image: Getty)
Now, the brave blonde has announced that she will be quitting politics at the next election, saying she wishes to pursue a life outside of politics.
"It has been an immense honour to be the longest serving Member for Curtin and also to be the deputy leader of the Liberal Party, the first female to hold the role [and] for 11 years, over half my entire political career," she said.
"I am also proud of the fact that I am the first woman to contest a leadership ballot of the Liberal Party in its 75-year history."
Indeed, the 62-year-old might have had to follow some strict wardrobe guidelines throughout her time in Parliament, but that's never stopped her from looking like she just stepped off a runway - one that would get a raving review from Anna Wintour, no doubt.
And her passion for female advocacy is clear - speaking at the Australian Women's Weekly Women of the Future Awards earlier in 2018, Bishop shared some stirring words that resonated with the room: "It is not acceptable for our party to contribute to a fall in Australia's ratings from 15th in the world in terms of female parliamentary representatives in 1999, to 50th today."
"There's a lot to be done and I'm committed to be helping do it."
So to celebrate Bishop - a woman in politics who is proving the power and influence females can have in the modern world - we've rounded up her very best style moments.
Take notes, people - these outfits come with power, confidence and proof that women really can do anything.

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