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At Last … The Dress!
So what did you think?
While we were all glued to the nonstop coverage of yesterday’s historic Inauguration, not just a few of us will confess to wiping tears from our eyes and – yes – secretly wondering … WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE THE DRESS?!
Finally! The First Lady and The Dress made their appearance at the Neighborhood Ball, accompanied by a dashing President. Women the world over sighed.
A few of the Bettys weigh in on the Jason Wu creation:
Lois: Oy. Michelle, Michelle. Great that you gave Jason Wu the spotlight but I wish you’d stuck to the shape-showing style you do so well for day. Too frou-frou for you and your assets didn’t come through.
Deborah: I actually LOVED the lemongrass outfit … I thought the evening dress was not flattering.
April: I loved it. I wouldn’t have guessed she’d go for white, but it was a dreamy gown. I love the asymmetrical strap (showing off her beautiful arms and shoulders), the floating skirt, and the fact the she looks more like a princess than a stately queen.
Judy: My first thought was a tasteful version of Bjork’s swan dress.
Carolyn N: Dress was pretty, but I think she looks her best when the clothes have some structure. The gathers (even though they were tiny ones) on the added bulk to the midsection, which, really almost nobody needs or wants!
Carrie: I thought the dress was elegant and Michelle looked lovely as always, but the gown did have a slight “Prom, June of 1971” feel. Although I thought the white looked stunning on her. But oh, that unfortunate choice of train! Obama kept tripping on it, Michelle kept trying to pull it up out of the way – that seems a poor design for the event. The extra fabric restrained them during what should be an ebullient occasion.
Mean Betty (warning – she’s just about impossible to please!): Yes, Mean Betty was overcome by the moment. But a closer inspection of the gown–a very beautiful bedspread.
So … what did YOU think?!