Michelle Obama’s choice on Tuesday

November 7th, 2008 | criticism, fashion, design

So… I am wondering what you all thought of Michelle Obama’s dress on Tuesday.  I frankly was surprised by her choice of this Narciso Rodriguez dress… I didn’t think that it was very photogenic, nor was it terribly appropriate.  She’s made great dress choices thus far, in my opinion,  but wasn’t too keen on this one.  What was your impression?

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8 Responses to “Michelle Obama’s choice on Tuesday”

  1. kate Says:

    I agree - I thought it was not really that flattering or appropriate. But I like that she’s being more adventurous and not just pants/skirt suiting it out Cindy style.

  2. Chase Says:

    I told Kate that the design on the dress kind of looked like the natural markings of the black widow spider. Not necessarily a good look on a human.

  3. lee Says:

    I’ll be the first to admit my lack of innate fashion sense. Having said that, I thought she looked awful.

  4. aj Says:

    A few of my co-workers said it reminded them of bleeding…I also thought if you’re going to wear a designer dress with this much detail, a boring old cardigan sweater may not have been the best choice for warmth…at least it looked like a boring old cardigan sweater. Not my favorite look on her.

  5. lee Says:


    I just looked at some photos from that night, and she didn’t look as bad as I previously thought. Might’ve been bad angle.

    Still not a great dress, but not awful. More like semi-awful.

  6. thelooksee Says:

    Kate: yes, I agree… Cindy’s style was way too “Mother-of-the-Bride” for my liking.

  7. michael@boico.net Says:

    I’d like to step in and defend it. I’ve only seen the pics on Flickr but thought she looked fab. It’s completely not what you expect America’s new first lady to wear and that’s what so great about it… but then I’m not American so what would I know about First Lady fashion. :)

  8. carlotta Says:

    the dress obviously was the wrong choice for her body shape and she made it worse by covering up he lovely sleeves with that plain cardigan (although it probably was a modesty issue?)… but i have to applaud her for her unconventional choice of dress and designer.

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