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Michelle Obama -- Fashion Diva or Disaster?

4/4/2009 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sweatergate 2009! Michelle Obama wore a sweater when she met with Queen Elizabeth II this week, and her wardrobe choice has kicked up major drama in the fashion world.

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The First Lady often wears affordable American brand clothes to events, and apparently Oscar de la Renta isn't happy about it. He told Women's Wear Daily, "You don't...go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater."

But in this economy, if the First Lady wears clothes most Americans can afford -- isn't that a good thing?

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Muffy222    

Damn, She's ugly!

1986 days ago
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brangelina tomkat    

one doesn't wear a sweater to buckingham palace, but apparently if one lives there they dress like a bottle of pepto-bismol.

1986 days ago
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mia    

well said Keisha!

1985 days ago
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tootie777    

Michelle Obama's fashion sense is okay to a point. I would like to see her in a few designer outfits once in a while. She
has a good figure and she's tall which always helps. I love the fact that she can wear sleeveless tops and dresses and if anyone has noticed lately, everyone is doing the same.

1985 days ago
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mia    

you do not have to spend a lot of money to have taste and class

1985 days ago
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opinionated    

When Mr. Obama became the 44th president, he stated that he was the President for all Americans. When Mr. and Mrs. Obama visit foreign nations as the representatives of the United States, they need to show respect for that which they represent and the nations they are being hosted by. There is a saying: “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Mrs. Obama’s choice of attire reflects poorly on the United States. She must never ware a cardigan in formal occasions. Also, she needs to cover her shoulders if she must ware sleeveless. The majority of Americans do not know the art of “modesty”; therefore they tend to look “stupid” who lack good manners in many cases.

1984 days ago
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Wessy C. Addle    

Michele and Barrack are both beautiful, intelligent individuals. They are unpretentious. It is amazing the difference traveling abroad now, vs. the last 8 years. People don't ask, "What the heck was your country thinking...” Now they smile!

I think old Oscar needs to face the reality that haute couture is not a necessity, nor is paying an outrageous sum of money because someone else’s name is sewn in your clothes!

Proud to be an American!

1984 days ago
413.

Dana    

The sweater she is wearing is made by Azzedine Alaia and costs $1,080.00. Please stop kidding yourself that she is wearing clothes that "most Americans can afford." She also wore a sweater to meet the prime minister. I can't believe it takes that much money to look that ordinary.

1983 days ago
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gunnyrac    

why doesn't she ever smile and show her teeth does she have a bad grill? She is rediculas looking the Queen far out classes her and she isn't even worthly of being in the same room as the Queen. What is this country becomming? I can see now why so many people are moving to Canada.

1983 days ago
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Kitty    

There are things called tact and sensibility. Michelle Obama posesses neither. Sensibility does not mean being cheap, it's knowing what is and isn't appropriate as far as dress, behaviour and interaction.

1983 days ago
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Ava    

I agree, it was not appropriate to meet the queen at such an important time. And when she took the sweater off for the pictures with all the first wives, she looked horrendous with her arms hanging out while everyone else was covered up. Listen, she may be active, but she does not have attractive arms, so she needs to stop wearing sleeveless clothes when it is barely spring time. She also needs to stop wearing outfits that broaden her huge hips.
And for the love of God, pleace get orthodontic care. That ugly underbite looks like a bulldog and when she tries not to smile to show it, it looks even worse. how awful that she does her mouth like that. I can't believe she has not had braces or something to fix that ugly bite.

1981 days ago
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Ava    

"why doesn't she ever smile and show her teeth does she have a bad grill? "

She doesn't smile because she has the ugliest underbite I've ever seen in an adult that is in the public eye. She needs orthodontic work. Poor girls have inherited her looks. Hopefully they will get their mouth fixed before they are adults.

1981 days ago
418.

What!    

Both of them need help, who is she trying to fool, I no the kool aid drunks! obut is the worst prez, shaking hands with people who hate america,the man has no balls to stand tall for our country instead he takes us down.THAT'S SAD! obut is a BIG UGLY JOKE!

1972 days ago
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halle    

#15 Thanks, I have been trying to describe how Michelle walks but your called it perfectly!!! The women does NOT know how to walk!! She is tall and could look graceful, but she need either posture or quick modeling lessons!!!

1972 days ago
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Canarybird    

No matter what obama mama wears she is a disaster. There is nothing fashionable about her and her shape is terrible for the clothes she wears. What's with the small sweaters? Her clothes are inappropriate for official occasions. Please enough of her and him, gimme a break.

1972 days ago
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