First Lady Michelle Obama is showing women they can wear serious fashion and still be taken seriously.
By Kate Betts
It's hard not to think that Michelle Obama would have found a lot to like on the runways for Spring 2011. But even more than the individual looks on the runway, the first lady would appreciate this season's message: There's power in personal style.
Nobody expresses that sentiment more profoundly than Obama, who, with her curvy, feminine dresses, kitten heels, and kitschy brooches, has proved that power can be pretty. She has almost single-handedly revolutionized the concept of power dressing, rejecting the idea that clothes in a business setting must conceal femininity, minimize individuality, or function as corporate armor.
For some women in powerful positions, this is a validation of beliefs they've always held but were too timid or careful to act on. To better understand the influence of our first lady'sRead More »from Michelle Obama Shows How You Can Be Pretty AND Powerful at Work