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Shelley O + DVF

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks on health care legislation at the White House complex in Washington, DC.

If you've paid any attention at all, then you know that as her Secretaries of Taste, we would not put our seal of approval on this look.


Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2009 Collection
Model: Denisa Dvorakova




We just don't think she looks her best in the layered separates area and of course, we're sick to death of the underboob belts.




But she's wearing DVF and the colors look good on her so this one's a pass. It's not a silhouette we like, but at least it's all well put together.

[Photos: Getty Images]



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Even with the belt (let's face it, she's not giving them up) I'll give it an IN, too.

I like the mixture of the serious up top, and party down below.


Her outfits always look the same. I'm sick of the belts, too. People are trying to compare her style to Jackie O, but she's not even in the same category. I mean I do appreciate that she doesn't spend all of her money on haute couture but come on! Enough with the belts!


It's sad just how many brownie points an outfit can get just by being DVF. lol


The outfit looks better when she was sitting down. That belt is awful. She is alway so close, with just a tweak she'd be fantastic.


Nope, it's an out. I'm sick of her returning to the same, tired look that does not look good on her.

All my love for DVF is not enough to forgive this look.


Fail.

The third full size pic- with her at the podium - it looks like some odd photoshop with the top third of one person stuck on the bottom two thirds of another.

I don't think it looks well put together at all. That wrappy thinner cardigan over the ruffle shirt and the top doesn't work with the skirt.

Far more misses than hits.

People rip on some other political women, but at least they usually aren't so distracting while making these kinds of speeches/presentations.


The belt really really doesn't work here. It actually looks like she is wearing two thick belts because the pattern changes right there too. I also don't think i would have picked such a busy shirt with that skirt. Or just worn the white shirt *gasp* without the cardigan.


since I am a girl with a cold-weather uniform of pants, cami, cardigan, I ADORE Madam Obama's cardigan-ness. And except for the insane belts, I like this outfit. The skirt is fun - I love the color of the cardigan.

I guess, even at her worst fashion moments, I just love that Madam Obama is not a pink-suited stepford First Lady. She looks like a real human doing her own real life, not a robot her husband hired to complete the family portrait.

I think it takes a certain kind of chutzpah to wear that kind of skirt to a professional-ish event. So brava for that, even though the belt is not cute.


It pains me to say this, since I really admire her. But this is a big miss. The only good thing is the skirt. Hate the belt, HATE the cardigan. Between the neck and the waist, I would change the whole thing to a simple knit top.

Well, she can't hit it out of the park every time, I guess.


Holy shit, that's terrible.


Oh, c'mon. From the boobs up she looks like she's caught in a heavy-duty garbage disposal.


That belt is as high as my insurance premiums. It needs to go before a death panel.

The cardigan makes her look as if she has some sort of pre-existing condition.


No, no, no! Why would you tuck a sweater and blouse into a skirt if you're not a size 0 supermodel? It's very unflattering. And the blouse and skirt do not go with that skirt. All wrong.


Hate the flouncy skirt on Shelly -- my first impression: Sweet baby Jesus, she's wearing two belts. Nice colors tho. -Gary


suzq said, "That belt is as high as my insurance premiums. It needs to go before a death panel."

Ha--good one!


The waistband on the skirt really does make it look like she's wearing two belts. And the black belt is completely the wrong colour and shape, as well as being too high. Like the cardigan and shirt for her, though.


Her hair and makeup are lovely.

I thought the color change was on the skirt, not the cardigan? That's how it looks from the runway photo. I love the skirt, and she put on a nice little pair of heels to go with it, too.


Yeesh, I give her a bit OUT for this look. She looks 50 lbs. heavier in that outfit.

Hair and make-up look great, though.


Love the sweater and the blouse. I wish she would not wear such full skirts. Ditch the belt and this would be a lot cuter.

Tulip


I guess, even at her worst fashion moments, I just love that Madam Obama is not a pink-suited stepford First Lady. She looks like a real human doing her own real life, not a robot her husband hired to complete the family portrait.

I couldn't agree more. I think a lot of what she wears is downright fugly, but I love love love that she wears it.

As far as this outfit--definitely a miss for all the reasons already mentioned.

She really rocks a crisp white shirt, so that cardigan just makes me feel sad.

Also the shoes are just plain boring. Simple black pumps are fine for the outfit, but she should have worn something with a more updated shape.


Fugly! Just Plain Fugly.

Who ARE her Gays!

TampaBay


I love the skirts, but everything above that is a big meh.


I like everything about it except the belt.

Damn, she is such a beautiful woman. And her hair and make-up always look flawless. I wonder if she has a stylist help her, or if that's not in the White House budget.

I love this skirt. I'd like to own it.


She'll be in my neck 'o the woods in a few days.

If I get a chance, I'll print out a copy of the critique and give it to her.


This look would have been SO much better with just a crisp white shirt (as posted before me) or a form-fitting black sweater of some sort. And I had thought that she was wearing two belts, too! Still love her (and her hubby), though.


Secretaries of Taste - LOL!


Love the skirt and the sweater, [insert belt loathing comment of choice here], no likey the white shirt under that sweater.


When I first saw the photo (and again on the runway model) it looked as if there were a sheer inset of some kind around the waist -- that would be a fashion risk, I said to myself. I can't quite decide if knowing it is yet another underboob belt makes anything better. But ya know? she can radiate intelligence, confidence and personality in a flour sack shift.


Are you positively sure she's not wearing two thick belts? One above the other?


Nooo her boobs look saggy and all over the place. Very very bad belt choice, especially with the brownish finish on the waist of the skirt (I also had the two-belt impression). She can do a LOT better.


There's nothing wrong with having a signature look or some may call it, personal style. However, Shelley O seems to heavily rely on formulaic dressing (the cardi, the blouse and the skirt/pant) for any and all events. I'd love to see her mix it up a bit and wear more dresses (not "cute" dresses either!), suits and a broader range of seperates. This particular look has far too many elements; ruffles, bold print, wrap cardi, belt. One could easily create five good looks from this outfit alone. Each piece makes a bold statement and could stand on its own as the key piece in one look.

- edina -


TLo - what about the sequins from a couple days before that? She looked amazing! Gotta give credit where it's due.


Yeech!! She looks heavy and too full, she is not a heavy woman! She should work with her strengths, a long body, height, gorgeous skin. WHO is dressing her???

She really needs a stylist, but could you imagine the uproar if she ever hired one, even if she paid them out of pocket. TLo, you should think about doing the patriotic thing, and offer to help her on a volunteer basis for a few hours a week. I am sure you can get work to her somehow!! She needs some good taste Gays!


As others have said, I guess we are going to have to accept the fact that she likes to wear those belts SUPER high above the waist. Grandpa style! (At least, that's how my Gpa wore 'em...) Maybe she has a super long waist with a really high-up... oh... I don't know. I love her. She can wear those hiking shorts again and I'd still love her. But mystified by the belt-placement-strategy! And if it's now a belt, then it's the oversized Koko the Clown bows.... I despair!


Hate the belt, but love the skirt. Begrudging IN


i don't think she HAS any gays or else she wouldn't be making those mistakes. i think you guys do need to be nominated for the secretaries of taste position. seriously. can we start a letter writing campaign?


I would love it if you would post some looks you WISH she would wear. I am short-waisted with long legs just like her, and have a terrible time not looking 20 pounds heavier than I am because of it. I think she has a good eye for color and texture, but people just don't make a lot designer clothes for women with short waists, unless you want to wear sheath dresses or low rise pants that show off your crack all the time.

—EP


That outfit makes her bottom half look twice as big as her top half. Yuck. OUT.


I think the First Lady was just having a bit of fun here. It looks charming, very festive and colorful and I don't think that ultimately she is concerned about looking somewhat fuller bodied in one outfit over another. It's a cultural difference that is sometimes overlooked when her clothing choices are being judged.

Michelle wore an incredible sleek black sequined sheath to an event with POTUS the other night, and she looked breathtaking. Any pictures of that??


To Amanda - I wonder if she has a stylist help her, or if that's not in the White House budget.

and Anon She really needs a stylist, but could you imagine the uproar if she ever hired one, even if she paid them out of pocket.

Yes there would RIGHTLY be an uproar if tax money paid for that. However, they are rich in their own right. Why TH shouldn't she spend sdome of her own money - if she wants to look fashionable and can't do it on her own? Wouldn't THAT help stimulate a little of the fashion economy?


...3 members of my family are unemployed (1 w/out unemployment insurance) - seriously don't dare use taxcpayers money.


Love the skirt--except for the waistband which looks oddly out of place to me.

And, unfortunately, the top does not go with the bottom AT ALL.


Dang, I LOVE these pieces separately but when put together and especially with the belt placement there is simply TOO MUCH going on...however, she still looks good so its an IN for Shelley and an OUT for her stylist? lol?


mll (another lulu)

It does look like two belts, big NO. But it's a great skirt, and easy to see why she wanted to wear it. She needs people on the sidelines being truthful whose opinion she respects. In these economic times, it would not be seemly to overtly consult high profile fashionistas, designers or stylists. But quietly, behind the scenes...

I don't know what she dressed like before the election, but since the media is now paying attention... Make eclectic choices, rock your own personal style, but people WILL talk, so maybe all she needs is a bit of honest advice. It seems unlikely that she has any more rudimentary fashion knowledge than most of us who learn about it from magazines and the internet.

It is unfair to compare her to Jackie O whose background of wealth and privilege would have included the world of fashion all of her life.


Love the shoes, absolutely.

Love the skirt, but not in that outfit. Possibly not even for her at all. She can just give it to me.

Girl needs long unbroken lines. How hard is that?


Hey folks. Let's all be thankful that she's sensible enough not to wear the leggings that DVF used on the runway!


Y'know, if she had just used the belt to cover up that insane waistband on the skirt(at a normal belt placement), it wouldn't have been nearly as bad. But the biggest crime is that it made her look like a dowdy older lady, and she is not that at all.


Update: The black sequined dress noted in my post was by Michael Kors, and she also wore an incredible vibrant print DVF slim sheath to the Medal of Honor ceremonies the day before. She looked stunning in both choices.

Jackie O was conscious of her status as and pursued being a fashion icon. Michelle is just being Michelle, I believe, and if some of us love her look, that is great with her as it provides exposure and $$$ to some designers and stores she shops. I truly don't think she has fully realized her impact on fashion as First Lady. Give her a year in the White House and I think she will shape up just fine.


Anonymous said...
TLo - what about the sequins from a couple days before that? She looked amazing! Gotta give credit where it's due.



Why don't you check their archive? Click on the "Michelle Obama" tag, they have praised her many times.


The belt! The horror!!!


I like the skirt. The End.


But boys, did you get a load of the black, sequined Michael Kors number she wore for the Hispanic dinner a few days ago? Yowza!

Overall, she seems happy in what she wears, so that's enough for me.


Ms. Obama. Your waist is LOWER. It is LOWER THAN THAT. You look so much better when you show your NATURAL WAIST. Arrrrrrrgh.

Also, I'm a great admirer of her figure, but putting all that emphasis on her hips just isn't the most aesthetically balanced move.


It looks like her white shirt is trying to escape from the cardigan, but both are being held by that vortex of a belt. And the proportions are all wrong.


and she also wore an incredible vibrant print DVF slim sheath to the Medal of Honor ceremonies the day before.

Which was gorgeous on her, and rather unlike anything I've seen on her so far. ...But -- wasn't it completely inappropriate for a solemn ceremony honoring a fallen soldier? She looked like she was ready to party!


I love Mrs. Obama, but she needs a stylist, or a loving friend, to tell her, "You're gorgeous, strong, and fit. But none of us can get away with so many different colors, textures, and patterns in one outfit: the combination tends to chop the body up into too many different pieces, with the result that [unless we're runway models] we end up looking dumpy. You're a beautiful, tall, strong woman. Your clothes should be streamlined, fitted, solids that show off your great figure instead of obscuring it."

But I, too, love, love, love DVF, and I love Shellie O for taking a risk, and for giving us something worth looking at and thinking about, and also for being a good person. She could show up in a potato sack for all I care; I'd still think she was beautiful.

-victoria


@DeniseWang

Oh, I know--I meant *I* was giving credit where it's due (by pointing TLo to her awesome outfit a couple days ago).


If you want to look 30 pounds heavier that you actually are, well then this is the perfect look!

jamibythebay


Anything that draws attention to her wide hip structure is a HUGE no-no. What were her stylists thinking, fer cryin' out loud?

If she loves this pattern (and, let's face it, it's utterly happy, happy), have somebody use it as a bottom ring of a black skirt. There's a way to enjoy bold patterns even if your hips and thighs are muscular.

This ain't it.


Anonymous
9/22/09 1:03 PM and she also wore an incredible vibrant print DVF slim sheath to the Medal of Honor ceremonies the day before.

Which was gorgeous on her, and rather unlike anything I've seen on her so far. ...But -- wasn't it completely inappropriate for a solemn ceremony honoring a fallen soldier? She looked like she was ready to party!




Oh goodness, this woman isn't going to satisfy anyone no matter what she wears.

These are going to be a long couple of years...


That belt looks like the tie down strap you use in air handlers and automotive applications. I think she looks rather like an Isreali soldier with these belts. And you'd think that someone would quit blowing smoke up her butt about these belts looking so great on her.

'Michelle doesn't spend all of her money on haute couture" doesn't mean she's shopping her closet like the rest of us. I found this interesting bit in Oprah magazine-

"Fashion aficionado Tim Gunn can tell you what it won't buy. "Not to sound disparaging toward anyone, but when people cite J.Crew as budget shopping—it really isn't," he says."


honesty.not.pc

I like it! I don't like the particular belt she has on but don't have an issue with her belting things in general.

IN


betsy
9/22/09 1:33 PM
"Fashion aficionado Tim Gunn can tell you what it won't buy. "Not to sound disparaging toward anyone, but when people cite J.Crew as budget shopping—it really isn't," he says."


Ha, ha! Finally, Ms. Gunn had the guts to say what we were all thinking.

JCrew definitely isn't budget for me.


Anon 1:27 pm Please don't don't makle it sound like "oh poor me" for MO.

After the posts by PJ and a couple of Anons I went and looked for pics at the Medal of Honor Ceremony and it was hard to find the pic anywhere in the MSM (mostly only from right-wing bloggers).

Why - because WTF is wrong with that woman.

She dressed how Elizabeth Edwards should dress if she were attending John Edwards' funeral.
Merry Widow. No common sense or decorum whatsoever. Since she is supposed to be intelligent, the assumption has to be that she was intentionally flipping off this US Army soldier's family.

Yes it was a lovely dress, but WRONG WRONG WRONG. I was going to cut her slack for the outfit in THIS post - it was a pretty skirt but a lack of judgement for the outfit. But now, I think the lack of judgement IS her way.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/17/michelle-obama-gets-leid_n_290562.html


nope. Can't give it a pass. It was just too clunky and bulky.


It's a bit of a copout to say IN because of the label. A bad look is a bad look. If she lost the cardigan and belt, then it's IN.


How could ANYONE put that outfit together. Holy mother of god, that belt with that skirt? I'm scared!


Sorry, I think this outfit is a big OUT. The skirt on Ms. Obama does not fall the same way as on the model. I think it's too youthful and the silhouette created does her no favors.

She needs to watch "What Not To Wear" to learn how to accentuate/use her height. So many of these belted looks chop her body in half and she just looks so much heavier.

Polly Glot


Anonymous
9/22/09 2:11 PM Anon 1:27 pm Please don't don't makle it sound like "oh poor me" for MO.

After the posts by PJ and a couple of Anons I went and looked for pics at the Medal of Honor Ceremony and it was hard to find the pic anywhere in the MSM (mostly only from right-wing bloggers).

Why - because WTF is wrong with that woman.

She dressed how Elizabeth Edwards should dress if she were attending John Edwards' funeral.
Merry Widow. No common sense or decorum whatsoever. Since she is supposed to be intelligent, the assumption has to be that she was intentionally flipping off this US Army soldier's family.

Yes it was a lovely dress, but WRONG WRONG WRONG. I was going to cut her slack for the outfit in THIS post - it was a pretty skirt but a lack of judgement for the outfit. But now, I think the lack of judgement IS her way.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/17/michelle-obama-gets-leid_n_290562.html


Oh, big WOO! For someone so "appalled" by these right-wing bloggers, you sure do sound like one of them. So before you go grilling me on where Obama was born, let me say once again:

You can't please all of the people all of the time. That's just simple taste. So why should she struggle to do so? It'll be one gripe after another, and yes, it gets TIRED.

Anyone can find any lame-assed excuse to be "offended" by what she wears. That's just the way it is. That's your opinion, but I hardly think that Michelle Obama was trying to be disrespectful to the soldier's family by wearing some fucking COLOR.


it's time for a belt intervention. seriously.

srq


The layering and the belt and the ruffles—it's all too much and making her look thick, which she isn't. I think I'd prefer those separates separated.


I love this look on her. DVF must be so pleased. Her fall 09 collection was fabulous

Maybe Michelle just likes the corset-feeling of a belt.


But isn't Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius looking chic in her red wrap dress in the background?


Anon at 2:40pm...The color and print WERE wrong for a post humous Medal of Honor ceremony. She looked like she was spattered in blood.

And I like sleeveless on her but there are times that she should were her arms covered--like when meeting the parents of the deceased soldier to honor his service.

She looks like she is heading to brunch with some girlfriends not a solemn ceremony.


She really looks fat in it!!!


Anonymous
9/22/09 3:16 PM Anon at 2:40pm...The color and print WERE wrong for a post humous Medal of Honor ceremony. She looked like she was spattered in blood.

And I like sleeveless on her but there are times that she should were her arms covered--like when meeting the parents of the deceased soldier to honor his service.

She looks like she is heading to brunch with some girlfriends not a solemn ceremony.



Get over it. That's how she rolls.


Don't you mean as her Czars of Taste? :) I agree with the majority of comments - this is an almost good look. The blouse would have been fine with the skirt with a simple black cardigan (let's face it, she love 'em). The big black vented belt is a no go for this outfit.


This is a good example of why every woman needs a good Gay in her life, because a gay man will tell her how to look good for both men and women while a woman's female friends are deep down a little bit competitive and will sabotage a girl's look if she gets half a chance. It isn't personal - just an evolutionary instinct.


WHY does she love those underboob belts so much? Who was it that told her they were a good idea?

Love the skirt, though.


Why the belt?!? Why?!?
This look would be so good, but that belt!
*sigh*
I just don't get the belt thing. Someone really needs to tell her that underboob belts should not be her signature thing.


The Medal of Honor dress looked lovely on her. Whether it was appropriate is a legitimate subject for debate. However, the sort of critique you find on the average partisan blog presents this dress as evidence that Michelle disrespects the troops.

The dress did not look "blood spattered." In fact, the red in her dress matched the red suit the soldier's mother wore.

I think she falls short, tone wise. I think she could have dressed it up to see the Queen. And I agree that something more demure would have been more appropriate for a Medal of Honor ceremony. But if I were photographed every day, several times a day at many events, I'd miss a lot more than Michelle does.


Anon 2:40/ 3:28 PM

SO anyone who finds her attire at that event totally inappropriate is a right-wing nut job? That is nuts.

So "how she rolls" (and you?) is disrespective and inappropriate and too self-centered to give a damn about decorum? Or only to fallen heroes?

Because in order to see whether this was her normal attire for such a serious event - I went looking for what she wore to Ted's funeral. She was dressed in black (in what she wore to the Vatican?)

Most of us who find what she wore inapproriate think she is intelligent and aware enough to had to have known it was disrespectful. (are you claiming she is such an ignoramus not to know?) So for Ted Kennedy's funeral and the the Vatican she wears a ultra conservative black suit, but for the Medal of Honor ceremony she wears a bright floral print dress (I like that Merry Widow comment) fit for a summer afternoon wedding or date night.

Ascribe whatever motive you want. I'm just point out the facts.

...yet as different anon


Please Michele -- ditch the underboob belts! I hate them and they are so unflattering.

She looks so good when she is in a sleek dress or a dramatic dress with some power jewelry. But the full skirt, too-small cardigan, and ruffled blouse, topped with the belt of death, is way too much. I think the ruffles combine with the very full skirt to add a lot of pounds on her. And I'd love to see her in a cardigan that looks like it would actually button across her chest without gapping.

I agree with others that it is great to have a first lady who wears something other than matronly, boxy suits, but the cardigan look needs to be retired, or at least dramatically cut back.


Lord have mercy....I wish she'd 86 the belts already. She looks fabulous in sheaths...she needs to throw out the skirts and cardigans once and for all. She can keep the shorts, though. I understand the need for comfort AND fashion.


I swear, when I first saw the picture I thought she was wearing TWO belts and that the poor woman had finally snapped.


That's an ugly skirt. Pretty green cardigan.
She's such a classy broad.


This is the first time I love a full skirt on her - I guess it's the magic of DVF. I'd even be fine with the cardigan if the shirt weren't so busy. But the belt just needs to go, this outfit really, really doesn't need a belt.

Love the skirt, love the color of the cardigan with the skirt - so in, but just barely.


i'm not dorothy gale

I put my hand over the bottom half (skirt) and the blouse and sweater looked beautiful on her. The skirt is awesome but not on her, not with belts/corsets. Too much.

She is short waisted and wide hipped. This isn't flattering. What I do love, though, is her willingness to wear what (we presume) she likes. It's more interesting (and less "safe") than the endless parade of ladies' suits we've seen in the White House.


nonymous
9/22/09 5:23 PM Anon 2:40/ 3:28 PM

SO anyone who finds her attire at that event totally inappropriate is a right-wing nut job? That is nuts.

So "how she rolls" (and you?) is disrespective and inappropriate and too self-centered to give a damn about decorum? Or only to fallen heroes?

Because in order to see whether this was her normal attire for such a serious event - I went looking for what she wore to Ted's funeral. She was dressed in black (in what she wore to the Vatican?)

Most of us who find what she wore inapproriate think she is intelligent and aware enough to had to have known it was disrespectful. (are you claiming she is such an ignoramus not to know?) So for Ted Kennedy's funeral and the the Vatican she wears a ultra conservative black suit, but for the Medal of Honor ceremony she wears a bright floral print dress (I like that Merry Widow comment) fit for a summer afternoon wedding or date night.

Ascribe whatever motive you want. I'm just point out the facts.

...yet as different anon


What did Michelle do that was so "sinful" and horrible?

Was there a "Fuck You" painted on the back of the dress?

Did she burn the church down?

Did she razz the soldier's parents?

Did she spit on their folded flag?

No. She wore a red dress. CALL the CIA!!!! How dare she!!!!

Get over it.


The Caucasoid culture has handed down some serious body image issues and an unwholesome neediness for outward approval.


Right - re Medal of Honor dress. I think: Fabulous and thoughtful. Yes, thoughtful.

(My dad was 40-year career Army officer, so I've been to a few ceremonies in my day. I know the tenor of the different ceremonies and I also know what has changed over the years.)

The ceremony was attended by a few top brass, but the bulk of the attendees were the soldier's parents, family, friends and comrades. There was much praise of his service, his ultimate sacrifice and the honor of this award.

But most of the ceremony was a celebration of the young man's life. Obama gave a beautiful and highly personal speech. There was much laughter as well as tears. You don't have to go to rightwing sites for photos -- scroll down on this link (past the gorgeous MK dress & the funky market look to the ceremony pix):

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/Jackeens_for_Obama/541

Look at the photos of the Obamas with this young man's parents and then you'll see that Michelle knew exactly what she was doing. I believe that dress was a thoughtful, personal and kind gesture.


PS - this was not a funeral. The young man died three years ago.

By the way -- you don't need an account to leave a "name" here. Go to Name/URL and pick something. It would be a courtesy to the rest of us who like to keep our Anons straight.


Does anyone recall how horribly our previous first ladies dressed? I don't care how she does it, if it's not a Stepford Suit, I'm thrilled!


I hate to say it, because I like the skirt.

I thought it was dreadful on her. Just awful. Not even close to a pass. It made her look heavy, and worse than heavy, lumpy. The skirt did look nice when she was seated though.

And I don't know, I just kind of expect a more grown up [that is to say, boring] outfit when you're speaking on a serious subject.


I think she looks great. I'd much rather see something like this than a power suit. That skirt is cute as hell on her.


Desertwind - this is Anon 2:11

Kind of bossy, no? :o( I am permitted to be anon.

You also said you liked the look in today's post so I have a feeling she could wear a paper bag and you'd approve.

Yes I realize it was that the ceremony was not a funeral but it was still not the appropriate choice for the dignity of the event. Just as something low cut, slutty OR a beachy cover-up or wedding dress or all black w/ a veiled hat. In simpler terms this was a very pretty outfit that looked good on her BUT was not appropriate for the occasion.

I'm done.


fashionablylate

Dreadful. Just dreadful.


I saw the Medal of Honor dress on "Michelle Obama's Mirror"

Not occaision appropriate for head of state representation. And I laughed when I saw this blurb:

"For what it’s worth, I advised MO against wearing this dress. Pattern, style, all inappropriate. The O’s still don’t seem to get the whole war thing."


What desertwind said about the medal of honor ceremony. PLUS, did you note that the deceased soldier's mother wore a bright red suit? I'd say who else but the parents to set the tone - and it was not funereal.


These Shelley threads are starting to depress me.

Why in the world would anyone take Mrs. Obama's presents at the Metal of Honor ceremony and hugging of the soldiers father as "flipping off" his family. Honestly. Do you really think his family cared what she wore (or even noticed for that matter).

And as to the pattern of the dress looking like blood spatter, you have obviously never seen what blood spatter looks like on clothing. Hint: It doesn't look like giant roses.

If she had worn black to this event I am certain some people would find reason to be offended. She will never satisfy those who are looking to be offended.
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As to the current look. It does look like she's wearing two belts, but other than that she's fine. I am a fan of the full skirt even though a lot of posters seem to think they make you look fat. In reality they don't effect your weight or measurements one iota. Dressing to camaflauge figure "flaws" bores me.


Sewing Siren
9/23/09 10:07 AM These Shelley threads are starting to depress me.

Why in the world would anyone take Mrs. Obama's presents at the Metal of Honor ceremony and hugging of the soldiers father as "flipping off" his family. Honestly. Do you really think his family cared what she wore (or even noticed for that matter).

And as to the pattern of the dress looking like blood spatter, you have obviously never seen what blood spatter looks like on clothing. Hint: It doesn't look like giant roses.

If she had worn black to this event I am certain some people would find reason to be offended. She will never satisfy those who are looking to be offended.



That's what I was saying.

If you don't like what she wears, fine.

But these authorities on what's "appropriate" and what's so "inappropriate" act like the woman just killed some puppies and drank their blood.

Getting offended at someone who wears a sleveless dress is one of the stupidest gripes hurled around here in quite some time.


If she ditched the belt, it'd be fabulous. At this point, it's okay.





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