Two official presidential inaugural balls and dozens of parties are drawing out the fashionistas.
Local department stores, chain stores and consignment shops are rolling out lots of sparkle and special shopping perks ahead of President Obama's second swearing in.
It's all about making a statement on this historic night.
Dr. Inge Guen, a clinical psychologist by trade and a fashionista for life, loves outfitting Washingtonians in designer dresses at deep discounts.She opened Inga's Once Is Not Enough consignment shop in Northwest D.C. 18 years ago. She says sales have tripled ahead of the inauguration.
Over at the Pentagon City Mall, a section of Nordstrom is dedicated to inaugural shopping. Stylists will be on hand inauguration night helping procrastinating party-goers there and at the Tysons Corner store with their last minute fashion needs - free of charge. For more information on the Nordstrom even click here.
The retail chain White House / Black Market is getting in on the excitement in store and online. It released a line of nine inauguration-inspired dresses with the slogan "From our White House to yours."
And for those worried about last minute shopping, you can still scoop up a gown at a decent price with some dresses ranging from $100 or so up to ... a couple of thousand dollars or so.