05/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Has Michelle Obama Put An End To 'Wife Wear'?

The establishment rules of what to wear were bent -- and then broken -- when female politicians stepped out in pants or when a rebellious Princess Diana refused to flatten her hairdo with a hat. So why did Michelle Obama's colorful and individual wardrobe for her European visit create such amazement and excitement?

It is because the clothes she chose put an end to that most obnoxious of fashion non-statements: wife wear.


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