Michelle Obama's cobalt blue sheath by New York Fashion Week designer Barbara Tfank may have popped in the sea of mundane grays and blacks at Tuesday night's State of the Union Address, but the dress was a snooze.
Now I'm a fan of the sheath. I like irridescent fabric. I'm all for the midi-calf length skirt, but there was something about Mrs. Obama's choice of the evening that was boring. And the silhouette was totally unflattering.
Again, I think I'm in the minority here, too as my colleagues and friends raved about Mrs. Obama's frock. Usually, I'm a big fan of the first lady's fashions because even when she questionably mixes her stripes and prints, she pushes the envelope and errs on the side of fashion forward rather than conservative. There was just nothing special about this dress.
Fashion thumbs down, here.