Carol Platt Liebau: Hillary's Fashion Sense

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hillary's Fashion Sense

Townhall's Mary Katharine Ham has tape of "Project Runway's Tim Gunn knocking Hillary's fashion sense (when it rains, it pours, doesn't it?).

His comments contrasting Hillary's style to Nancy Pelosi are absolutely true. But in Hillary's defense (and how often do you read those words on this blog?), it's also true that it's much easier for Nancy Pelosi to find stylish clothes that will have a flattering fit -- because she's thinner.

Check out Hillary's pant suits, which I'm pretty sure are (literally) tailor-made for her. With the long jackets and pants rather than skirts, they actually do a pretty good job in hiding her most prominent figure flaws (and yes, we all have them!). Now try to imagine Hillary pulling off the short skinny skirts and thinner cut jackets that are a staple of Pelosi's Armani-laden wardrobe. Not a pretty picture.

He's right about the fabric of a lot of Hillary's pantsuits. It often looks cheap to me. But I think that high fashion mavens are too prone to overlook the fact that for women who have a "normal" middle aged woman's shape, high fashion clothes are simply unbecoming, and often impractical, as well.


Blogger LarryD said...

Fashion is Gunn's field, but even so, of all the legitimate things Hillary could be criticized for; how ... small is this.

Truly, style over substance.

1:38 PM  

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