I may be going out on a limb here but I must say, I am not a terribly big fan of Michelle Obama’s ‘gear’. The matronly tapestry like material and floral patterns don’t really move me and I can definitely do without the short sweaters and flats (I'd rather she just be super tall in high heels). I've seen her looking more than amazing countless times but I am thrown off about one of her dresses that recently sold out in two days?! Yes, last week, British retailer Asda unveiled their new line of George brand holiday dresses and "The Michelle"—a $32 metallic red-and-black floral number inspired by the first lady's pricey Michael Kors creation—sold out within 48 hours. She’s been said to be even more stylish than Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham. C’mon people, seriously?? Michelle hits the mark on occasion I’ll give her that, but by no means should she be regarded as having a wardrobe that needs to be reproduced, nor the model of ‘what to wear’. She's in great shape and I would venture to say that her dressed down look would probably be dynamite. A pair of jeans and a tank top or maybe some workout clothes, tennis shoes, and hair sweated out around the edges after a workout. What I do love about her fashion sense is her savviness with a dollar. She’s known for mixing and matching expensive accessories with the likes of an off-the-rack bargain from Target;A bargain shopper after my own heart. Before you get all wound up please note that I am only commenting on Michelle Obama’s “style”. My opinion of her attire in no way impacts the fact that I think she’s a remarkable woman who I would love to be just like when I grow up.
Mommy Noire Readers, do you think Michelle Obama’s fashion is the bomb or does she tend to bomb?
Words by Sid Powell