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Older, and definitely wiser, Jill Biden wins 'second lady' fashion face-off

In the fashion face-off of the blondes Jill Biden and Janna Ryan turned in some 'Second Lady' style surprises at the US vice-presidential debate.

There's a gap of 18 years between 61-year-old Jill Biden (left) who boasts a Farah Fawcett-style haircut and 43-year-old Janna Ryan (right), the former tax attorney, now stay-at-home mother of three young kids.

Biden's slim-fitting purple dress had strategic ruching on the side which showed off her enviable figure

She was praised for looking more fashionable than her younger rival with the wide, megawatt smile after Ryan arrived in a conservative outfit that you can buy on sale at Macys for $159.99 (€124)

Price wise, however, Ryan might have been on the button with the Anne Klein dress and cropped collarless jacket. A millionairess in her own right, she can afford designer clothes but she buys mid- market and wore a $169 (€130) dress for the Republican National Convention.

However, she was criticised for dressing staidly and safe. The 'Huffington Post' said her outfit screamed "political wife" with its boxy shape and knee-length hemline.

Bare-legged and tanned, Biden was described as looking like Krystle Carrington from 'Dynasty' with her signature hair-do but a far more subtle style.

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