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Bill Shorten’s wife Chloe Shorten is an understated style icon

Whether she's rocking a cotton shirt or a ballgown, she always looks incredible.
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Even if politics isn’t really your cup of tea, it’s hard to ignore the woman of incredible grace and style who could become our next First Lady of Australia.

Bill Shorten’s gorgeous wife Chloe has long been considered her husband’s best asset.

While politics can be a dirty game filled with slurs and cheap shots, Chloe is all class, rising above any negativity and supporting her husband with minimal fuss.

Chloe, who is the daughter of former Governor General Dame Quentin Bryce, has been by Bill’s side throughout this election campaign, travelling with her husband while he tries to convince Australians to vote for Labor on May 18.

And throughout it all, Chloe has been praised for her elegant and understated wardrobe.

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Chloe and Bill Shorten all dressed up for Canberra’s annual Midwinter ball. (Image: Getty)

The 48-year-old says she prefers to stick to classic designs and doesn’t follow trends.

Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald before the 2016 election, Chloe revealed she loves a crisp ironed shirt from brands including David Lawrence or Witchery.

“When I’m really lucky, [costume designer and stylist] Jill Johanson designs shirts for me in Melbourne,” she revealed.

“The women in my family have always loved dressing up – I remember my grandmother’s lovely hats and gloves and my nanna wore Marimekko​ dresses.”

“I can practically catalogue my mother’s wardrobe for the past four decades, I hid in her closet as a child. I think we are so fortunate to have exquisite designers like Akira​, Yeojin Bae and Ellery.”

Back in 2017, it was reported that Labor had spent $60,000 on a stylist and image makeover for the couple, particularly as Chloe was seen as a “massive asset” to her husband.

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For both Chloe and Bill, this is their second marriage.

Bill split with his first wife, Debbie Beale, in 2008 after eight years of marriage.

The following year in 2009, the then-Chloe Bryce married Bill in a low-key Melbourne ceremony.

The couple have a daughter, Clementine, and Chloe has two children, Georgette and Rupert, from her first marriage to Brisbane architect Roger Parkin.

Chloe Shorten (left) with her daughter Georgette, Bill Shorten, Chloe’s son Rupert and the couple’s daughter Clementine, playing with Bill’s Labor colleague Tanya Plibersek. (Image: Getty)

If the latest opinion polls are anything to go by, we could be seeing a LOT more of Chloe after the May election.

Until then, let’s feast our eyes on these gorgeous photos showcasing her classic style.

Keep scrolling for more amazing pics!

Chloe sure knows how to rock a ballgown! She’s pictured here in a gorgeous plum frock at the 2017 Midwinter Ball, one of the highlights on Canberra’s social calendar. (Image: Getty)

Supporting her husband at an official event, Chloe is making a strong case for ditching our boring black coats this winter and opting for a statement shade like powder blue. (Image: Getty)

The lady in red! Celebrating with husband Bill in a gorgeous red satin dress. (Image: Getty)

The happy couple at the 2015 Midwinter Ball. (Image: Getty)

Off to the races: Chloe and Bill shorten at the 2018 Melbourne Cup. Love that he matched his tie to her dress! (Image: Getty)

Chloe and Bill out for a very glamorous date night at the 2018 Midwinter Ball at Parliament House. (Image: Getty)

Making it a family affair, Chloe looking peachy-keen in a gorgeous frock, joined by her children Georgette and Rupert, along with the daughter Clementine (right) that she shares with Bill. (Image: AAP)

At first glance this necklace doesn’t look like much, but it accidentally landed Chloe in a lot of trouble. She wore this glitzy outfit to watch Bill Shorten’s 2017 budget reply speech and was criticised for her glamorous look, with many claiming she appeared “out-of-touch” to everyday Australians. Turns out the necklace was a cheap purchase from her local shopping centre. (Image: AAP)

Another fabulous frock for another Midwinter Ball! The couple are pictured at the 2016 bash. (Image: Getty)

Chloe often joins Bill on the road and she’s keeping her wardrobe on-brand here, sticking to Labor’s bold red colour. (Image: Getty)

The couple on the campaign trail. (Image: Getty)

Chloe’s style is as classic and chic as she is. (Image: AAP)

Wearing classic Labor red to the party’s annual conference. (Image: Getty)

These two are still so in love! (Image: Getty)

The 48-year-old turns heads in this eye-catching hot-pink dress, matching with her daughter Clementine. (Image: Getty)

The look of love: Chloe watches on to support Bill during his Budget Reply speech in 2015. (Image: Getty)

Playing the part of supportive wife at a political event. (Image: AAP)

Twinning! Love this pink suit and love that Bill wore a matching tie. (Image: Getty)

Apparently this is an old Reiss blazer Chloe has had in her wardrobe for years. How great when a classic piece keeps delivering, year after year. (Image: @billshorten/Twitter)

Chloe cut an elegant figure in classic powder-blue at the most recent Labor Party conference. (Image: Getty)

Couple dressing at its finest: We’re huge fans of these on-trend terracotta pants, teamed with a classic white cotton shirt. (Image: AAP)

Still so in love after a decade together. *(Image: AAP)

These two are just too cute! Bill and Chloe sharing a smooch after his Budget Reply speech earlier this month. (Image: Getty)

Chloe is clearly a fan of this chic, cap-sleeved style of dress – and we can see why. It’s classic and figure-flattering. (Image: Getty)

How divine is this teal dress and her matching shoes? (Image: Getty)

Chloe is an ambassador for domestic violence prevention organisation Our Watch and is a passionate advocate for women’s rights. She’s pictured here smiling adoringly at her husband while delivering a keynote speech. (Image: Getty)

We’re green with envy over this very smart two-piece set. (Image: Getty)

Chloe looking the picture of classic elegance, with her chic up-do, pearls and floral brooch. (Image: AAP)

She really is an an understated style icon. (Image: Getty)

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