On Tuesday, November 6th the United States will make an important choice…Obama or Romney. Today, however, you decide whose style fits your vision of First Lady fashions- Michelle Obama or Ann Romney.
In the surreal world of American political campaigns, the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) and what she wears IS a focus. No tiny detail goes unnoticed…skirt too short, too long, too full, too printed? While we complain how negative things are now, it is interesting to note that our FLOTUS have always faced this challenge. Abigail Adams noted that Dolly Madison’s cleavage was so low she ‘looked like a nursing mother‘! Dolly was overwhelmingly popular and even disparaging remarks from her predecessor had little effect on this spunky FLOTUS & her proclivity towards revealing dresses. Many FLOTUS have set styles and changed fashion. Will Michelle Obama or Ann Romney’s First Lady fashions be remembered throughout history too?
The day after each debate there was more debate…who made the stronger statement in cream, blue, gray, green, or pink? Those pink frocks were stunning but probably not in your average closet. Ann’s Oscar de la Renta dress was $1,690 & Michelle’s Michael Kors dress retails for $1,795 with the jacket at $1,495! Being in the running for FLOTUS is expensive!
First Lady Fashions: Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is a beautiful, stylish First Lady warmly embraced by the fashion industry. She wears a variety of designers including Jason Wu, Tracy Reese, Narciso Rodriguez, Isabel Toledo, Tom Ford, Doo-Ri Chung and others with daytime pieces picked up at retailers such as Talbots and J Crew. Her long legs and sculpted arms look lovely in her signature sheath & full skirt dresses, cropped cardigans, and outfits with distinctive belts and jewelry. Get Michelle Obama Style Pieces: Gown, Starburst, Sheath Dress
First Lady Styles: Ann Romney
Ann Romney has been described as more feminine than high fashion and she looks amazing at 63. Ann was in good FLOTUS company with her choice of a red Oscar de la Renta dress for the GOP convention. Laura Bush and Hilary Clinton also favored de la Renta. Romney is also a fan of designer Alfred Fiandaca whose designs are all made in America. She hit the campaign trail in slacks, jeans and classy blazers accessorized with bold belts and necklaces with a style reflective of a modern middle American mom. Get Ann Romney Style Pieces: Red Blazer, Pearls
Both ladies are caring mothers, loving wives and strong women with deeply held beliefs on what is best for the country. Soon you’ll help decide who you think is best to lead the country not only politically but fashionably as well. Your choice is clear – either Michelle Obama’s or Ann Romney’s First Lady fashions for our future.
Don’t forget to vote Tuesday, November 6th!!!