I’ve tried very hard to stay away from Michelle Obama, respecting her position as the First Lady of the United States (a country I love and respect veryvery much). However, I’ve had enough. One more horridly matched belt and too-small-sweater and I might blow a gasket. SO- Here is my review of Michelle Obama Style in photos, the good, the bad, and the painfully ugly.
The Good- Michelle FINALLY looked like a First Lady at last night's first official state dinner. This Naeem Khan stunner is exactly what the fashion police ordered.
Good- First Lady Obama dressed appropriately in a slate suit and purple blouse while addressing The Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Despite the odd choice to belt this outfit, Obama can rock some yellow and shows off those gorgeously athletic legs.
Obama rocks sunny yellow again, looking cutsie tootsie in Italy. While I have a bit of a problem with how juvenile she looks, the outfit is undeniably adorable.
Never have I EVER said this before about ANYTHING Obama has worn... but I seriously covet this coat.
In a properly fitted argyle sweater, Obama pops in pastel purple. Unfortunately, this wraps up all the "good" pictures. I tried to keep it balanced, but Mrs. Obama made my quest for fairness practically impossible.
Now, onto The Bad:
The bad- First Ladies should know that mixing four shades of black is a fashion no-no. This hurt my eyes. Plus, what's with the turtleneck? Hiding a hickie or something?
- I think I saw this skirt on sale for $2.99 at a truck stop once.
Funny... Obama bears a striking resemblance to my grandmother in this picture.... must be the hair...
Looking somewhat Bjork-like, Obama nearly floated away in this almost shapeless and very hurried Jason Woo frock.
Oh no, Mrs. Obama. I think I saw my grandmother wearing this Proenza Schouler mess once.
I couldn't decide if this should go into "The Bad" category or "The Painfully Ugly." Looks like I've got enough "Painfully Ugly" to go around.
Wrapping up "The Bad" are two pics of Michelle Obama borrowing her husband's clothes.
And now, the moment we’ve all been dreading…. The Painfully Ugly.
So let's go ahead and get this Isabel Toledo nightmare out of the way. Why Obama chose the color of newborn poop to wear to her husband's inauguration, I have no idea.
Oh... looks like infant poop is a White House favorite...
Since when is it okay to sport seizure inducing combinations of colors? *twitchtwitchtwitch hackhackhack*
Speaking of horrid color combos: Michelle's been raiding Grandma's closet again!!
No, this picture is not from halloween. However, just add a hood and Obama's pulling off the perfect costume for the Nazgul from The Lord of The Rings trilogy! ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL!!!!
Obama premiers yet another piece from her halloween collection on The Tonight Show. The President will be arriving shortly dressed as Bam Bam.
Exclusively from the Shoes That Should Never Have Happened series:
'Nuff said. Really.
These shoe tragedies paired with a horrid sweater (CAN YOU BELIEVE OUR FIRST LADY IS DRESSING LIKE THIS?!) serve for an excellent segue into our next section.
Now, I’d like to move on to a serious issue facing the United States of America; Michelle Obama’s impressive collection of too-small sweaters.
Is she borrowing her daughters' clothes? Oh, and keep an eye on this hideous belt. You'll see it again.
Too small AND painful to behold.
Too-small sweater on the cover of Oprah Magazine. Houston, we have a belt problem. This circuitous monstrosity will reappear as well.
This is what Obama chose to wear to meet the British Prime Minister and his wife. J.Crew and all its 12-year-old fans called. They'd like their sense of fashion back.
Oh look! Michelle's meeting with her stylists!
In her meeting with Queen Elizabeth of England (one of my all-time favorite people), Obama was off to a good start. However, the too-small sweater strikes again!!
And to end our foray into the fashion foibles of the First Lady, I’ll conclude with a very special section:
A TOO-SMALL SWEATER OR ILL-FITTING DRESS SCRUNCHED UP IN A BELT DOES NOT A CUTE OUTFIT MAKE:
This is the LEAST offensive of the beltings.
WHY??? Plus, red and peach?? Oh no... here we go again!! *twitchtwitchtwitch hackhackhack*
I may barf.
This is seriously a WTF moment for me.
It looks like our First Lady of Fashion No-Nos moves between horridly underdressed, laughingly juvenile clothing to unflatteringly matronly eyesores. The gold dress from last night’s state dinner is the only home run I’ve ever seen Mrs. Obama hit on the field of fashion. Someone needs to teach the First Lady about happy mediums (or larges, if that’s what fits)!
Stay tuned to Bean About Town (the blog)! for more snap, snark, and straight-up honesty. :)