What did you think of Michelle Obama's dress?

@newtondak (3950)
United States
November 5, 2008 7:50pm CST
I know this is a little off topic for politics - but since it involves a political figure..... http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/obama/chi-michelle-obama-dress-story,0,1949360.story
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@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I just didnt like the style. I hope she will carefully choose the dresses she will wear now. I heard from the radio that she is really not a good dresser. so let s wait and see now she is the first lady.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Each first lady has their own style and I think hers may be a little more flamboyant than those in the past. The things she has worn that she indicated she had purchased off the rack seemed to be better for her than this designer dress.
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@irishidid (8732)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I think she has need of a style consultant and imagine that will happen. I always thought she dressed like she shops at a thrift store.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I can understand wanting to be yourself and dress to your own style even as First Lady, but that was bad.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I did not really notice when watching it because she is such an attractive woman. It is not bad, not my taste but not bad.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I've never quite understood some of the designs that those expensive famous people make. It probably didn't help that she needed the sweater because the dress was sleeveless.
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@GardenGerty (105435)
• United States
6 Nov 08
To me the sweater was the part that looked frumpish. I have not been following what she wears, but then I did not follow what Sarah Palin wore, either.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I don't usually pay much attention to what they wear, but this was just such a glaring mistake!
@irishidid (8732)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Style wise it wasn't bad. The red splotch in the front reminded me of a blood splatter scene in Dexter. It was certainly better than what I've seen her in previously. I see her looking more like a president's wife in the future once she gets to Washington. She's got to look the part. That has more to do with perception than anything. The people accepting her and as sexist as it is, it still plays true.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I think the country expects the First Lady to look a little classier - a little more "put together" than she appeared - more sophisticated.
@irishidid (8732)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I agree and the powers that be will get a hold of her pretty quick. She needs to set a presence.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, I'm sure they will be getting her a "personal shopper" to help with her clothing choices!
@Ithink (10495)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I personally think the dress is alright, different but alright. I have to say that when I saw it and her daughters where in the middle of her and Obama I just thought that it looked rather nice. I dont think it looked any worse then some things that I have seen others wear.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
The daughter in red seemed to stand out more than the one in black - the red in Michelle's dress and the daughter's dress kinda overpowered the other girl and Barak!
• United States
6 Nov 08
i didnt like it at all. it didnt look good on the model on the runway and not on michelle either. it was a weird pick for your debut as 1st lady elect.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, and unfortunately, it was not becoming on her.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
6 Nov 08
It's kind of weird, but I like the colors, and I think it's okay, but I don't really care that much.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
At first I wondered if she was pregnant, then after looking at a little more I saw that it was the way the dress was designed - it made that area stand out more.
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• United States
6 Nov 08
Ummmm, I don't care who you are, or how great a figure you have, you just don't put a big circle shape on the tummy area. It was not very flattering at all. The color combination I liked, the design, not so much.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Maybe if it had the red splash on the top and then graduated into the black much higher up. I don't think the cumberbund (sp?) thing in the middle helped either.
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• United States
6 Nov 08
I think she had a short sweater thing over the dress, maybe? And, yeah, maybe if the red had been done at an angle from top to bottom or something, it would not have looked so bad.
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• United States
22 Nov 08
Thanks for the BR*S*
• United States
7 Nov 08
That was one ugly dress. She has never been able to choose clothing for herself or her children. The only time she has looked good is when someone else has picked it out for her. Her youngest daughter was in all black. It looked like a black fairy costume. The older one did not look any better. These are little girls. She needs to get some help with this sort of thing. Just imagine what she will do with the White House.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I'm sure the "powers that be" will be revamping her wardrobe.
• United States
7 Nov 08
If she lets them.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I honestly couldn't care less.
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@irishidid (8732)
• United States
6 Nov 08
It reminded me not to miss Dexter this Sunday.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
It is a small thing - especially considering all the problems in our country - but anyone in the public eye is going to experience scrutiny regarding their appearance.
@GardenGerty (105435)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I did not watch last night. I do not care for how this picture looks, it kind of looks frumpy to me. I usually love red and black and I regard it as a power color combination.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I have seen her wear things that are very becoming to her and always thought she dressed well, but this one gets a thumbs down.
• United States
11 Nov 08
The runway version was better... but she probably wanted it to look more modest. But it really doesn't matter, it's just a dress, it's not like her boobs were hanging out or something.
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I know the dress was pretty and it looked nice on her. I know that she has to have a problem sometimes finding dresses that she likes cause she is tall. But I have also noticed that she doesn't over dress like some women that I have seen. Or should I say she doesn't out shine her husband. The family looked nice the way that they were all matching. The red and black looked really nice. Truly they looked like a family and that made what she had on look even better. Have a good one.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I'm sure it is hard finding clothes when you're tall - I've never had that problem! I think she has actually looked better in the things she's said she bought off the rack.
• United States
6 Nov 08
My first thought was "Oh my gosh, what was she thinking?" I generally like her style - it's comfortable and suits her. That dress just didn't look right from any angle, especially with the sweater she chose to wear with it. Frankly, I look forward to seeing more of Michelle in clothes that look like clothes the rest of us can wear, as she usually is dressed.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
It also seemed like it didn't fit quite properly - I honestly don't think the designer did a very good job of fitting it.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
6 Nov 08
It was the weirdest thing I've seen in awhile! My first thought was that it was some kind of apron thingy attachment. Then it looked like it was a 3-D effect - the red standing out infront of the black. ....Wonder if she bought it at WalMart?
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I think it may have been designed with the black on the sides to make her look slimmer, but it actually had the opposite effect.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
9 Nov 08
I just don't care whether she was dressing classy or not. I think its the political vision of her husband that counts and not what she wears. © ronaldinu 2008
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