Thursday, February 26, 2009

Much Ado About Sleeves

I read quite a few comments about Mrs. Obama's sleeveless dress. I agree with the Washington Post. If my arms looked like that I'd never wear sleeves again.
Remember what we discussed about Cotillion etiquette? That whatever the First Lady does in matters of fashion is correct? It is now correct to go sleeveless in February.
People who criticize are only revealing their ignorance of etiquette, as my mom used to say.
(Or they are jealous of those arms.)

I've had an epiphany regarding redesigning my top and have now moved to the testing phase. It will either be a huge success or I will be getting good use out of all of my knit scraps in testing. Win-win, right?

1 comment: said...

Precisely (regarding Ms. O's sleevelessness). There must be many possible reasons to prefer sleeveless dresses. I can think of three off the bat...

Perhaps she is rather hot-natured and would rather not have sweat stains on an sleeved dress. (Good God, what would the media say then?)

Perhaps she is frugal and would prefer to be able to wear her dresses year-round.

Perhaps she just doesn't like the way she looks in many styles of sleeves.

Honestly, it's refreshing to see a first lady who appears to be comfortable with herself and generally content with her life. This presidency has been a gift on many levels.

I may just go and post this comment on my own blog...