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Michelle Obama

I have a love hate relationship with this style, whether it is a dress, skirt, or even top. This is not a look that everyone can wear so please read on to see which body types fit the drop waist look the best. I was on Essence.com and saw actress Octavia Spencer rocking a drop waist dress. Now I love me some Octavia Spencer but this dress was just all wrong for her body type.

dropwaistNow the color looks great on her, but the proportions are all wrong. When it comes to fashion proportions are key. I mean that’s one of the main critiques that the designers get on Project Runway from the judges. If the portions are off you begin to highlight challenging areas or you create a look that disrupts the flow of your outfit. In this dress her legs look shorter than what they are and  she looks boxy.

I wanted to purchase the drop waist dress from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection, but I didn’t because I just looked awkward lol.

Drop waist dresses work best on people that have shorter torsos and smaller hips. Women who are petite should avoid drop waist dresses because you will appear shorter. If you have a wide or round midsection avoid the drop waist dress because you will accentuate that area.

Marlo Hampton and Porsha Stewart

Marlo Hampton and Porsha Stewart

I think shorter hemlines work best with drop waist dresses and skirts. The longer hemlines seem to make people look frumpy.

Nene Leakes and Michelle Obama

Nene Leakes and Michelle Obama

Would you rock a drop waist dress?

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

Well President Obama’s 2nd term has officially begun and what better way to end the celebration by recapping the fabulous style from the festivities. Take a look at some of the Style Highlights from the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

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First Lady Michelle Obama looked stunning in this custom made Thom Browne. Browne is typically a Menswear designer, but I’m sure that will change. He designed this one of a kind coat for the First Lady and was inspired by the print of a man’s silk tie. She wore J. Crew gloves and Reed Krakoff boots during the outside ceremony. Sasha wore Kate Spade and Malia wore J. Crew. The blues and purples reigned supreme for the first family.

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And one of my other favorite power couples, Jay-z and Beyonce looked amazing as well. Mr. Carter wore a Tom Ford suit and Mrs. Carter wore and Emilio Pucci gown as she SAAANNNGGG the National Anthem.

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And the anticipation for the President and First Lady’s entrance at the Inaugural Ball had me on the edge of my seat. I saw quite a few sketches of gowns that were designed for this special event, but I had no clue to what her choice would be. President Obama looked very dapper, but let’s face it…it was all about the First Lady. She wore a ruby Jason Wu chiffon and velvet gown. Like the saying goes…if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Jason Wu designed her gown for the 2009 Inauguration Ball and this year he did not disappoint the First Lady. She also wore Jimmy Choo shoes and a handmade diamond ring by Kimberly McDonald. Many people were shocked and some were upset that she chose to go with Jason Wu for a 2nd time. They felt she should have chosen a different designer to “spread the love.” I think she made an excellent choice. You do not know what the other dresses looked like and she went with what she felt was the best choice. Bottom line, she looked stunning!

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Alicia Keys wore a red Michael Kors gown and can we talk about Jennifer Hudson’s waist in this black gown? I’m starting my workout routine tomorrow!

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Check out Eva Longoria’s salmon colored coat and I LOVE the bow detail on Dr. Jill Biden’s coat as well. These are other photos from the weekend’s festivities.

What did you think about the style of the 57th Presidential Inauguration?

For many last night was very nerve racking, but now their nerves can be at ease! President Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term! I am overjoyed! Never once did I doubt that my President would be re-elected for a second term. He needs our support more than ever at this point. We have to put pressure on our senators, congressman, and other representatives to work with President Obama to ensure that America moves FORWARD!

 

I love them!

Congratulations again Mr. President!

On to the fashion….First Lady Michelle Obama wore a deep burgundy Michael Kors jacquard dress, black cardigan, and kitten heels! She looked lovely, as usual. FLOTUS has been known to make the most of her wardrobe like many of us and she has worn this dress before. I’m glad we also get four  more years of great fashion!

This weekend journalists, models, actresses, musicians, comedians, politicians and a host of others pulled out their “best” for the 98th Annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner. This occasion is one that is fun and filled with laughs. Let’s take a look at what some of our favorite celebs wore

Whenever I see a photo of the President and First Lady I just smile. They are amazing. I have yet to see a full length photo of Michelle Obama’s dress, but from what I can see it is beautiful. FLOTUS is just radiant. She is a true beauty.

Mary J. Blige and husband Kendu Isaacs attended the event. I am not crazy about Mary’s look. I can see she tried to add a pop of color with the red shoe, but the shoe just doesn’t compliment the dress well. I love the top of Mary’s dress, and probably would love the entire look if she chose a different shoe.

Kerry Washington went for a spring fresh look. Her natural makeup and minimal accessories down plays the look. I love the color on Kerry but I think with a little more drama she would have us all amazed, as she usually does.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz attended the event and it seems like she thought she  was just going to a regular dinner, not a dinner at the white house. Maybe I’m being a little too critical, but this look is too relaxed and that belt needs to go.

John Legend and Christine Teigen are just the cutest. She knows how to wear a red dress! Their look is super chic and they compliment each other very well.

Sticking with the Black and Red theme we have Viola Davis and her husband. She looks so regal in this red gown.

Rashida Jones wore a peplum gown to the event. Her style is very quirky, but it works for her. I actually love the gown and would love it more if it was a short cocktail dress.

Who rocked your favorite look?

Check out the rest of the photo gallery below

Some of our favorite celebs were out and about in some of the hottest trends for spring. Check out the breakdown

Celebs in Spring Trends

  • Solange rocked a hot metallic outfit last week. Metallics are one of the top 5 trends. Whether you find metallic pants, blazers, tops, or jeans, your look will definitely be updated.
  • Monica is rocking one of my favorite trends this season and that is neon. Her neon pink pants are definitely statement pieces. Pair with another neon like yellow or orange for a bright color blocked look.
  • FLOTUS Michelle Obama never fails. NEVER! Her tangerine dress compliments her skin tone perfectly and let’s not forget her colorblocking skills with the turquoise heels!

So take note from these ladies on how to rock some of spring’s hottest trends.