lol I don't think it was unfortunate -- it just didn't suit her figure type. And who among us haven't bought a dress we regretted when we really didn't have a lot of time to shop? She's a typical mother -- her daughters' dresses were absolutely perfect.
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I'm with Kay D. Comments from two women--one an older women's studies scholar/soured Hillary supporter, the other my daughter who's very positive about both Obamas--have startled me. Please...let's push media to give up the parsing on spouse appearance, an annoying leftover from Clinton era.
Naomi -- you are right. Unlike most of my friends, I didn't have any particular opinion about the dress, but took up the meme because others had. I was thoughtless.
I found the post and pic hilarious, and I don't think making the caterpillar connection means I or Jan or anyone will be "parsing" Michelle Obama's appearance on every occasion.The election night rally was always going to be one of the highest-profile appearances of her life, and from all accounts M.R.O. enjoys the fashion game. She had plenty of time and help in shopping. And she went with the woolly caterpillar effect. Bold! Also funny.
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