Poor Michelle, Suffering from Kid-in-a-Candy-Store-itis

Oscar de la Renta at Style.com

Oscar de la Renta at Style.com

I have three words for Michelle Obama, “elegant, understated fashion”. She simply has too many choices; she needs to learn to be a good editor. Style is as much about what you don’t choose as what you do.

 

American fashion is about uncomplicated clothes with clean lines worn with a dash of panache. Iconic American designers like Oscar de la Renta, Calvin, Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Michael Kors know how to design contemporary clothing without falling prey to foofy, fussy design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our First Lady has a lot going for her; a statuesque, toned frame, a stunningly handsome face and the deep pockets to wear whatever she wants.

How I would love to see her in these outfits for her daytime activities:

She favors sleeveless dresses; wouldn’t this look polished (from Michael Kors) with a red or bright yellow trench coat and black patened leather accessories?

 Michael Kors from Style.com

This dress (from Oscar de la Renta) would look fabulous on the First Lady.

 

 Oscar de la Renta at Style.com

 This dress (from Donna Karan) is embellished without looking fussy.

 Donna Karan from Style.com

 Here’s an outfit (from Oscar de la Renta) worthy of meeting the queen.

 Oscar de la Renta at Style.com

I felt that on her European trip, the colors of Mrs. Obama’s clothes were too dark for early spring. So many photos were taken while wearing a coat; wouldn’t these (from Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein) have been sharp looking?

 Oscar de la Renta at Style.com

 

Calvin Klein at Style.com

 I would love to see Mrs. Obama stepping out of Airforce One in these outfits (both from Ralph Lauren).

 Ralph Lauren at Style.com

Ralph Lauren at Style.com

 Frankly, I think the First Lady is a little too old for J.Crew (it’s great for her girls, though). I’d like to see her in these kinds of outfits (first 2 from Michael Kors, one from Ralph Lauren) on casual days.

 Michael Kors at Style.com

Michael Kors at Style.com

 

Ralph Lauren at Style.com

 Here are a few elegant choices for semi-formal and formal affairs. 

 

Donna Karan at Style.com
Donna Karan at Style.com
Donna Karan at Style.com

Donna Karan at Style.com

Ralph Lauren at Style.com

Ralph Lauren at Style.com

Ralph Lauren at Style.com

Ralph Lauren at Style.com

Ralph Lauren at Style.com

Ralph Lauren at Style.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And, (drum roll, please) the perfect inaugural ball gown.

Oscar de la Renta at Style.com

 These clothes are more befitting to the First Lady of the United States. They personify what American fashion is all about.

 
Ta-ta for now!