Michelle’s Big Bad Brooch

Pres. Obama and Michelle

President Obama and Michelle(Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Last Wednesday, October 6th, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended another Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House. This ceremony honored the bravery and courage of Staff Sergeant Robert Miller, a soldier killed in Afghanistan in January of 2008.

On this occasion, Michelle chose to wear a tomato colored sheath dressed designed by Maria Pinto. The intricate, inverted pleats at the neckline of this dress (very similar to this dress worn by Michelle last week) add weight to Mrs. Obama’s top half of her silhouette, evening out her figure, forming a gorgeous hourglass shape.

I love the shape of this dress, and am even beginning to warm up to the color a little, however, why did Michelle feel the need to add this hideous brooch at the neckline of her ensemble? I think the dress would have been perfectly fine, and much more sophisticated without the pin. I cannot delight in the style of the dress, because my eyes are constantly being drawn to this hideous pin. It is just positioned in a very unusual and awkward place; it looks like it could strangle the first lady. Don’t get me wrong, I love brooches, but in my opinion, they belong on jackets and pinned at the shoulder.

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