March 04, 2009

Sleeveless

Much has been made lately of Michelle Obama's fondness for sleeveless garments. Personally, I think she looks fabulous and has the right to wear whatever she chooses.  


To all the people complaining about how inappropriate going sleeveless is for a First Lady....a brief photo lesson:


Jackie Kennedy


All images found on a quick Wikipedia search.
Looks like baring ones arms in the White House is not so inappropriate after all...

34 comments:

fly tie said...

mrs. reagan lookin' all sassy in her one shoulder ensemble!

i'm with you. michelle obama looks great. to me she comes across stylishly and classy every time i see her. sleeves or not.

Sweet Repose said...

Thank God she doesn't have their hair...ha! If there wasn't so much negativity about this president and family, what would all the losers have to talk about?

Jenn said...

Sweet Repose is right on the money...they are just digging for the negative where there is none. Ugh. I agree, she looks fabulous and should wear a bikini if she wants to!!

Waterstone Jewelry said...

I am in total agreement. She looks terrific and if I had arms like that, I'd show them off too!

sherry said...

I think some people have way too much time on their hands.

I just think she's fabulous.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

You tell'em! People can be so small-minded...

M.Kate said...

I think she looks fabulous in sleeveless, I love them but can't wear it somehow..unless I put my arms on the flab machine haha!! You are right, let her wear whatever she wants, afterall she looks great in them :D when's the big trip?

Two Dog Pond said...

I have the feeling that no one will be able to tell Michelle O what to wear. She looks great - strong.

Fog and Thistle said...

I think she looks terrific. She has great modern sense of style.

willow said...

I think Michelle Obama's taste in clothing is fabulous. If I had that wonderful rich, flawless skin and toned arms, I would always wear sleeveless!

boylerpf said...

She has super buff arms and why not show them off?

Robynn's Ravings said...

Excuse me but, if I had THOSE arms, I'd never wear sleeves again. Even on my tour of the Arctic. They make fun of her legs and now they want her to cover her arms, too. I doubt her choices will be based on "them."

LynnW said...

They've got nothing, so they nit-pick about Mrs. O's well-toned, bare arms.

"Jealous. Table for one"

Star of the East said...

Hear hear for bare armed first ladies :D Michelle Obama looks great such a fresh nice couple in the white house!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Another reason I'm lucky Joe is not into politics. The White House is so not ready for me, bra-free in a tee and yoga pants!

32˙North Supplies said...

Great post! I like all the pictures of past 1st ladies. Dude, if I had access to the world's top designers and a list of stylists dying to dress me, I think I'd be workin' it too! :)

A Cuban In London said...

Dear oh dear! The economy is in nosedive and people have time to look at a lady's bare arms?! Alfred, Alfred, please, the salts, pass me the salts!

Greetings from London.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Point Well Made! Kudos for this post.
:D

I think she looks fabulous!

Lisa B. said...

Strange what people get themselves worked up over?!

littlebyrd said...

Really? That is just crazy. She looks great and even if she didn't , so what? It's been said - aren't there bigger things to think about?

Kass said...

She has incredible arms_ id be flaunting them ifi was her- the only time I thought it was really weird and the wrong dress was when he addressed Congress-it was FREEZING out and she had on a sleeveless dress- I was freezing looking at her!

Jeanne said...

Even if I didn't have middle-age wingflaps, I couldn't go sleeveless -- I get cold! But she wears it well. She's a classly lady setting a great example for a whole new generation of little girls.

Barry said...

Sleeveless or not, she is the most clothed women I've recently seen gracing the covers of our major magazines.

Surely that's appropriate in a First Lady?

Hey Harriet said...

She looks great to me! I can't believe the absurd things people find to complain about...

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Isn't Ladybird just glam in that shot? :0)

picciolo said...

well said Charmaine!
: )

Cicada Studio said...

Well, I, for one, love sleeveless, so go, girl, go!

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

She looks amazing. If I could pull it off you better bet I'd be sleeveless all of the time!!!!

shiborigirl said...

Yup - if I had guns like hers I'd be going sleeveless too. I find her very exciting, and wait to see what she'll do next.

Kate

W. J. St. Christopher said...

Hard to believe, in such chaotic times, that this is all some idiots can find to whine about.

Makes me want to line them up and just start slappin'!

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

with nice sculpted shoulders like that...why hide?!
Thanx for setting the record for all of the nay-sayers...

Karine said...

I am also a lover of NO SLEEVES. So these ladies are ladies after my own heart. How nice. Michelle rocks!

Victoria said...

Yay for Michelle Obama, her great arms and sleeveless dresses!!

Fiber Focus said...

Like there aren't more important things to worry about these days... But, the people who are resentful of the Obamas will always find something to criticize them for, following the "lovely" Rush model of hope for failure.