German chancellor Angela Merkel repeats outfit for 18 years and counting

Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, certainly isn't the type to wear an outfit only once. 

An article from Monday's edition of the German newspaper Bild reveals that the 60-year-old German politician has been wearing the same brightly colored silk tunic in public appearances for the past 18 years. 

The story's headline reads, "Our Chancellor stays true to herself," which can't really be argued with. Far from bending to every trend that's come and gone since 1996, the 14-year leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union has stuck to what she knows. 

Angela Merkel, head of the Christian Democratic Union Party at the opening ceremony of the famous Richard Wagner-Opera Festival on Thursday, July, 25,... Rex Features via AP
Angela Merkel, head of Germany's Christian Democratic Union Party attends the Richard Wagner-Opera Festival in her signature tunic on July, 25, 2002, in Bayreuth, Germany.

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