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Old 01-21-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Arrow Michelle Obama's dress and Nancy Reagan's dress

They look kinda similar.

Michelle's is more poofy, I think she would have looked better in something more fitting, like Nancy's.



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Old 01-21-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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Yup. All but the cost. For those, who really know, didn't Michelle Obama's dress cost a fraction of what Nancy Reagan's cost?
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:49 AM   #3
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I didn't care too much for the dress.....I think if it had been more fitted I would have liked it better. I still think she looked very pretty and I like the color on her. I know the dress has been described as white and it looked white on my TV too.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:55 AM   #4
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I was watching last night and I think she changed bracelets.

I saw her first in bangle looking bracelets and then later I thought her in something that looked like diamond tennis bracelets.

Did any of y'all notice that or was I just tired?
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:57 AM   #5
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I thought I heard last night Nancy's dress cost $65,000. Haven't heard the cost of Michelle's. I know her little girls were dressed in J Crew!
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:58 AM   #6
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I didn't care too much for the dress.....I think if it had been more fitted I would have liked it better. I still think she looked very pretty and I like the color on her. I know the dress has been described as white and it looked white on my TV too.
I thought it was pale yellow but found out it was white! I wish I had gotten up and gone into the bedroom to watch instead of watching the TV on the computer!
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:01 AM   #7
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Again, TxMichelle.....our taste in clothing differs. LOL!!! I loved the dress. I do wish the designer had thought about the long train thingy because she kept having to move it out of the way to keep the Prez from stepping on it. Other than that, loved it.
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I'm watching M&J and they just said on the show that the dress is a pale yellow.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #9
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I'm watching M&J and they just said on the show that the dress is a pale yellow.
The designer was on GMA and said it was white.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:19 AM   #10
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The designer was on GMA and said it was white.
That's good, because it looks white to me.

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:26 AM   #11
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I heard Michelle's dress cost $3500.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:29 AM   #12
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I prefer Michelle's dress to Mrs. Reagan's but then again it may be because, IMO, Mrs. Reagan was a tad bit too, er, mature for that particular dress. When one reaches a certain age, one should consider covering up just a tad more. Hillary and Laura both chose very well.
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I thought I'd heard a figure of far more than $10,000., for Nancy's dress...but that's the figure which googling pulled up...plus, she "borrowed" the dress.

I like Michelle Obama's look, far more, even though the cost was far less
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:37 AM   #14
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I prefer Michelle's dress to Mrs. Reagan's but then again it may be because, IMO, Mrs. Reagan was a tad bit too, er, mature for that particular dress. When one reaches a certain age, one should consider covering up just a tad more. Hillary and Laura both chose very well.
I thought the same thing when I saw the dress.

My question, what does it matter what it cost? I mean, dang, it was her husband's inauguration ball. Plus, who paid for it, if they did, then what's the big deal?

I agree about Hillary's and Laura's dresses. I especially liked the blue one Hillary wore. She looks good in that color.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:39 AM   #15
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All I know for sure is that this is a really GREAT day to be Jason Wu and Isabelle Toledo!
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:39 AM   #16
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I prefer Michelle's dress to Mrs. Reagan's but then again it may be because, IMO, Mrs. Reagan was a tad bit too, er, mature for that particular dress. When one reaches a certain age, one should consider covering up just a tad more. Hillary and Laura both chose very well.
Very well said, Nancy.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:52 AM   #18
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[quote=bifey;2395001]I thought the same thing when I saw the dress.

My question, what does it matter what it cost? I mean, dang, it was her husband's inauguration ball. Plus, who paid for it, if they did, then what's the big deal?/quote]

No "big deal" bifey. I just thought it was truly cool, that Michelle Obama managed to get a great-looking dress, so much cheaper, so many years later.

I truly hope we're going to "be nice," today.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:54 AM   #19
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Yup, that's the Hillary dress I was thinking of. The 2nd time around it was more of a champagne color, still very nice but not as much "wow!"

I would have worn a dress like this because even though I'm Michelle's age, I don't like my arms and always want them covered.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:55 AM   #20
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I thnk Michelles dress looked like an old bedspread. Not flattering at all!
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:57 AM   #21
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Galliano's (sp?) did it best IMO.
My pref is Nanacy's over Michelle's.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:59 AM   #22
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I think Michelle would have looked sooo much better in Nancy's derss. I like Nancy's dress alot, but she would have looked better in another color.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:08 PM   #23
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I think Nancy's dress is beautiful, but the arm thing...not so good. The top looks like it didn't fit her very well. Just kinda hangs there.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:32 PM   #24
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I liked them both, but like others I liked Hillary's inaugural gown better than either of them.
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I didn't think it was very flattering for Michelle, but Nancy looked almost as bad in her off-the-shoulder dress.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:09 PM   #26
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I thnk Michelles dress looked like an old bedspread. Not flattering at all!
Michelle's dress reminded me a chenille bedspread, too.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:43 PM   #27
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I really don't like either of them but I really liked the red one Mrs. Biden had on.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:47 PM   #28
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Yup. All but the cost. For those, who really know, didn't Michelle Obama's dress cost a fraction of what Nancy Reagan's cost?
Fer sureeeeeeee
I think Nancy's is made w/ Alenšon lace and that's soooooooo not cheap. ........unless it comes from Korea and the beading is glued on......progress scares me sometimes..........
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:50 PM   #29
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I may be in the minority on the day after, but I really liked Michelle's dress. I think the fabric and the style gave it a very youthful feeling which I think was a good thing for last night. Michelle certainly had the arms to wear that dress well too I think.

Peanut posted some really great photos last night. A lot of the pics I've seen today are from a bit of a distance and in weird lighting. I don't care for the dress in those. But seeing the close up of the fabric in better light, it's really pretty to me.

Because of being tall and slender, I think we're going to see a lot of fashions on Michelle we may not be used to seeing. I think she's going to break the mold a bit. I say hurrah for that!
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:17 PM   #30
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I like Nancy's dress better. Even if she is "older" she has the figure to carry it off. Galliano is never a bad choice. I'll bet she didn't pay full price for it, either.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:43 PM   #31
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I like Hillary's dress the best.

I also thought Michele's dress reminded me of a bedspread, and it did not do anything for her. She would have looked beautiful in Nancy's dress.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:54 PM   #32
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Hillary's dress is nice too. I'm not fond of the skin showing under the lace sleeves and top but it has a nice cut and fits well. I'm sure it looked terrific on the dance floor. It's that "just tumbled out of bed" hair that looks bad.
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What Hillary dress are you guys referring to? I thought that blue one in post 17 above was from a previous inauguration because it says 1993 on it.
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What Hillary dress are you guys referring to? I thought that blue one in post 17 above was from a previous inauguration because it says 1993 on it.
I was referring to the one post 17.

I did not see what Hillary wore last night.
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I was referring to the one post 17.

I did not see what Hillary wore last night.
OK I'm not losing my mind then. I thought there was a picture of Hillary in a gown from yesterday floating around somewhere.
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The strap on Michelle's dress looks like an afterthought, not designed in from the beginning. But, Michelle is at an age that her shoulders look fine out in the open. I'm sure that when she looks at the footage of herself waving, she will ditch sleeveless, or start triceps exercises....
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LOL, Marbles..
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:59 PM   #38
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Nancy looks quite pale in her dress. I like the dress, but it would look so much nicer on someone around 20 years old. Just because she is thin, it doesn't mean she can pull off a dress like that. Her arms look just....well, too old.

My first thought of Michelle's dress was that it did remind me of a chenille bed spread.......but I think she pulled it off. Something like that would make me look silly, but it did look great on her.

I do like Hillary's dress and I think Nancy should have worn something similar.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:17 AM   #39
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I prefer Michelle's dress to Mrs. Reagan's but then again it may be because, IMO, Mrs. Reagan was a tad bit too, er, mature for that particular dress. When one reaches a certain age, one should consider covering up just a tad more. Hillary and Laura both chose very well.
Nancy, that was my opinion too of Mrs. Reagan's dress.
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I loved Hillarys dress,beautiful.
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Michelle needs to practice the "royal" wave.
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Michelle needs to practice the "royal" wave.
Some people in the media nicknamed her wave the windshield wiper wave.

I am happy my husband is not in politics.
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Some people in the media nicknamed her wave the windshield wiper wave.

I am happy my husband is not in politics.
Hey, I prefer a REAL wave, but it has to be more tiring! Yeah, I'll ditto the, "I'm glad that I'm not a political wife!" (Sez she who is sitting here looking like Hallmark's Maxine in my jammies...)
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