It was a toss up for me this week whether to go for last Sunday evening’s BAFTAs, or the subject that I’ve finally plumped for – The Obamas’ visit to the UK earlier this week.
The first frock we saw Michelle wearing was this one, for various meetings with the Royals during the day.
I’m not a fan of this one, I’m afraid. I think the length is all wrong, I don’t like the shiny fabric very much, and the bubblegum pink of the jacket (although I don’t dislike the cut), just makes it all a bit ‘girly’ for Michelle who, let’s be honest, does not have the delicate, feminine build which may have enabled her to carry off this look a little better. And if I’m being picky, the shoes are a bit dated as well.
As for the Duchess of Cornwall – the word ‘overdressed’ springs to mind.
Just had to make a little mention of Kate’s frock as well – she looks elegant, gorgeous and very Royal indeed – as if she was born to it. Apparently the Reiss website crashed in the aftermath of this picture being beamed around the world, with women desperate to get their hands on this £175 dress, which subsequently sold out.
Shame on the Daily Mail, though, for banging on in Saturday’s issue about the dress being made in a Romanian sweatshop where workers are paid 99p an hour (which is probably a perfectly reasonable wage in Romania). Poor Kate – I’m sure she chose this British brand for all the right reasons. No doubt if she’d worn some couture designer number made in the UK by highly paid seamstresses, the Daily Mail’d be on about her wasting the taxpayers’ money on such frivolity.
For an intimate dinner for several hundred at Buck House that evening, Michelle chose this cream frock:
I really like this dress, and the colour looks fabulous on her, but again, I’m not sure it’s the best style for Michelle, emphasising as it does how broad her shoulders are. Ten out of ten, though, for the gloves, silver clutch, make-up and earrings – all just perfect.
The following day’s outfit was my favourite so far:
I can’t find a full length photograph of this dress, but I like what we can see of it – black and white is always a winning combo in my book, and I particularly like the sleeve length and beaded belt.
Samantha Cameron on the other hand looks rather dowdy and as though she hasn’t had time to dry her hair. I think Mrs Cam needs a new stylist. Hated the outfit she wore to the Royal Wedding, and the other frock she wore for the Obamas’ visit was not very much better:
During her visit, Michelle also had time to make a speech at Oxford University, for which she wore this classic black trousers/white shirt combination.
Classy and just the right side of informal, I thought.
On their final evening in London, the Obamas hosted a dinner at the American Embassy, and Michelle wore black:
Love, love, LOVE this dress – my favourite of them all, I think. And here’s a close-up of that gorgeous necklace, along with some amazing false eyelashes.
She certainly saved the best till last.
Pop over to Mid-30s Life for more Frock It – I’m looking forward to seeing what everybody else is writing about this week.