Michelle Obama is, in my opinion, a very lovely woman who often dresses in a very unflattering way. So, I was really impressed by the dress I’m about to show you. In fact, I was so impressed that, although I rarely consider fashion worth blogging about, when I first saw the picture over at Cynthia Yockey’s, I was tempted to blog a well played Mr. President, just for having this smokin’ hot of a wife:
Then, I read the caption.
Barack and Michelle Obama at the ceremony to award a posthumous Medal of Honor to the family of U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti.
Good God, woman! I can only hope, hope that there was some confusion, that she did not know that she was going to this event, or the nature of the event, or through some error she had only packed one reasonably dressy item and this was it, or she spilled coffee on everything else that she owed that morning, or something. I simply choose not to accept that the first lady of the United States of America deliberately chose a splashy cocktail dress to wear to a ceremony honoring a fallen solider. It is simply not right. This is a fabulous dress to wear to some semi-formal awards banquet or dinner, it is a killer dress for date night, it would look delightful at a party. I’m sure that there is no etiquette demanding that a person wear black to an event honoring a fallen solider, but something reasonably conservative would have been appropriate, no?
By the way, here’s an actual fitting tribute to the brave young hero whose memory she disrespected at that event.