Michelle Obama's fashion repeats are normally met with praise, but her latest recycling move may just drag skeletons out of her closet.
To attend a taping of TNT's "Christmas in Washington" yesterday, the first lady opted to wear her white embroidered J. Mendel crepe jacket -- the very same garment that caused uproar during President Obama's 2012 election. Michelle had first worn the Resort 2013 piece to the pre-Olympics Opening Ceremony reception at Buckingham Palace back in July 2012, prompting criticism for the jacket's $6,800 price tag.
Mrs. O was labeled "out of touch" by media outlets, which cited that the average American family was making $4,284 a month, only slightly more than half the cost of FLOTUS' jacket.
News sources like Fox pointed to the fact that Ann Romney, the wife of then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was condemned for wearing a $990 Reed Krakoff top for a television interview, asserting that a possible bias existed in Michelle's favor. Other outlets pointed to the fact that nobody seemed to be tallying the prices of the men's clothing during the presidential race.
Whatever side you take in this argument, Michelle certainly risks reigniting the debate by bringing back the now-infamous jacket. But hey, can you blame her for wanting to get another wear out of the thing after dropping that much cash?
Michelle wearing the jacket on Dec. 15:
Michelle wearing the jacket during the 2012 Winter Olympics:
She puts her wardrobe to good use: