It’s absurd considering everything that’s going on in the world but my local news had several segments about the fact that Michelle Obama’s dress had no sleeves (somehow this is controversial?!?) and that she has great arms (which she does).
I remember when everyone wore dresses that had short or no sleeves even in the winter. Jackie Kennedy always wore them! It wasn’t until the 70s when girls began competing in the professional fields that someone had the misguided idea that in order to work in the same jobs as men we had to dress like them – only a lot worse! Men look great in a well-cut, tailored suit but the “professional” suits that they wanted us to wear flattered no one. Before that ladies even in the higher levels of business wore beautiful, flattering dresses and they were still taken seriously.
I love that she is strong and has a mind of her own and doesn’t follow what everyone else is wearing. And I hope that her choices bring back dresses as accepted professional attire.
My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library. —Peter Golkin