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The First Lady style

ghis | Posted in General Discussion on

I mostly like everything she wears,I think she does not fall in the great designer snobish style,she is obviously her own person and she wears what she likes.There is little thing that bothers me and it`s those little cardigans she wears most of the time.I was disapointed to see her with yet another one at the lunchon before the swearing in.This was not the time nor the place to wear this ,it simply looked to grannyish and to homy for me ,it should have been a little jacket, very short and in the same fabric as the dress.But then who am I to criticise ,I am just a woman who loves style and classic fashion at it`s best.



  1. Ckbklady | | #1

    I agree with your assessment. I think she is a tall and strong professional woman who doesn't suit cutie pie clothes & granny sweaters. That inauguration gown looked at least 20 years too young for her and dangerously close to being a prom dress, I thought, although I did cheer for the Isabel Toledo dress & jacket suit she wore for the inauguration itself, but only when the jacket was closed and the empire styling of the dress was concealed (Does anyone here remember that Isabel Toledo created some incredible Vogue Designer patterns in the 1990s?). I think that the empire waist styles she wears accentuate her hunched shoulders, and the three-quarter sleeve sweaters and little dresses she wears look like teen clothes. I love that she supports American designers and keeps it casually elegant, but I wish she would look to clothes in the style of Donna Karan - simple, professional and stylish.

    But that said, she is such a beautiful woman. In the end, no matter what she wears, she's lovely!

    :) Mary

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      ghis | | #2

      I am with you there,she is a very beautiful woman and a very tall (5'11)
      lady and I am sure that the hunched back has a lot to do with that,I can imagine when she was in school how she must have been called all kind of name because of that.Personnaly I think she shoud stand tall and be proud of her heigt,I can understand because I have been there and now I stand straight and prode althoug I am taller then most people around me.
      I also agree that she is wearing casually elegant clothes but the inauguration of her hubby as President of the United State of America is not a day to be casual it is a day to be very elegant and refine.She is projecting an image of a strong woman ( her ora)but the clothes do not reflect that,I am sure that she will soon change that and that is all very good but the important thing here,is that she is a pilar for all waman and this is good enough for me.Please forgive me for my grammar ,you see I am french and I am not always sure of the spelling!

      1. Ckbklady | | #3

        Absolutely - it was not a casual day at all. Her outfits were a bit puzzling, but she looked radiant nonetheless. She's an inspiration - she's strong and confident in what she's wearing.

        You needn't apologize for your grammar - what you write makes sense! I studied French for 13 years and I couldn't function in it as well as you do in English. I'm impressed!

        :) Mary

  2. Ceeayche | | #4

    What a time what a time what a time! 

    Anyway.  I have a sneaking suspicion that Mrs. Obama is being coached to be the "first mommy" rather than the proud working mother that she has been.  Maybe they fear backlash ala First Lady Hillary.  I don't know.  I could be wrong, but that would explain why some times she get's it delightfully, wonderfully right and sometimes you just want to say "huh?"

    But she seemed poised and elegant in the Toledo ensemble.  I applauded the choice of a sunny bright color, rather than something staid and safe.  She was a breath of fresh amidst the camel and black worn by the sea of onlookers.  I was delighted she mixed a custom ensemble with off the rack accessories. AND I adore how she keeps her daughters dressed like little girls and not like little women!  Their coats were yummy!

    1. tcsewhat | | #5

      I liked both dresses.  The yellow/green was sharp and classy.  I liked the texture and the beads.  Yes, it was a daytime dress- but I bet she was warm. 

      I also liked the white gown.  Prom gowns are nothing like that anymore.  They are all short, tight and way too revealing. ( I chaperone-it is an experience.) That was a pretty dress for a grown woman who is in great shape.

      She is only 46 and she is very fit.  I also like the sweaters.  Lots of career women wear them as they are less confining than jackets.  if I had to be chasing after 2 girls and an active husband, I would choose sweaters over jackets.

      I think we are too used to first ladies who are traditional dressers.  She is refreshingly different.

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