As we said in Part One of our FLOTUS dress retrospective (FLOTUS gown and FLOTUS coat retrospectives are also to be found), what strikes us most when we look at the span of dresses and separates she wore over the last eight years, is how hard she was working while she wore them. These were her work clothes They got more and more adventurous over time (the last dress in this post is a FAR cry from the first dress in the previous one), but they were always in service to some goal or message she was trying to get across. She almost never gets credit for this, but she really was the first First Lady to take an executive’s approach to the job. Hillary was a lawyer-FLOTUS through and through, but Michelle thought like a goal-oriented manager and you can see it in her style approach.
So thank you for all your hard work, Shelley O. You’ve more than earned a rest but we can’t wait to see what you do next.
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