First lady wears shorts, entire world freaks.
I loved when Michelle Obama got every ones undies in a bundle when she wore sleeveless blouses, and didn’t back down when she caught serious flack for it.
Then, she dared to wear shorts not only in public, but on Air Force One. They were not just shorts, but short-shorts. The thigh skimming kind that are generally reserved for teenagers!
To that I say – RIGHT ON!
The description of her fashion choice in the The Washington Post cracked me up;
“Not the kind of knee-grazing Bermudas or pedal pushers that the fashion industry has long advocated as work-appropriate sportswear during the summer months. They were not tailored, nor were they masquerading as a skirt. Michele Obama was wearing play shorts — the kind of casual cotton fare.”
Play shorts? Ok…that’s a new one.
I love that our first lady is casual, dressing as she sees fit and not bending to the traditional, dowdy first lady rules of fashion.
Most importantly, her choice shows her self confidence and positive body image. She is exactly the kind of role model we need.
Plus, she was headed to one of the most sweltering places in the nation where it is simply hotter than the hinges.
Elizabeth Snead of the LA Times said it best; “what should she have worn to the Grand Canyon? A tweed pantsuit? A ballgown? What do you wear on your summer vacation?”
What’s your take?