The Presidential Campaign is in full swing and while Americans debate who is the better man to lead the country — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, another debate is being waged across the country — who is the better dresser, Michelle Obama or Ann Romney? Michelle, as the 48 year-old wife of the President, favors contemporary designers and has a knack for mixing luxe with off-the-rack garments (more on Michelle tomorrow). Unlike Michelle, Ann neither works with a stylist nor a wardrobe consultant. At 63 years old, she gravitates toward classic designers like Oscar de la Renta and timeless wrap dresses and sheaths.
Ann Romeny’s style has been described as “upscale” suburban. Her classic style takes her from “soccer” grandma to grocery shopper to candidate’s wife without ever missing a beat. She tends to buy high-end clothing, although it seems to be more out of a desire for quality than for a particular devotion to a label. In reality, Ann’s “look” can be found just as easily in the women’s section of any department store as in the designer department at Saks Fifth Avenue. The main take-away from Ann’s style is that she is always dressed appropriately for her age and for the occasion. That being said, it is important to remember that “appropriate” does not mean boring, it simply means knowing when to push the limits and experiment and when to follow the “norm” and look your best — something Ann seems to understand quite well.
Ann Romney’s Style
- Subtle Colors and Patterns
- Mix and Match Patterns
- Light Jeans and Blouses
- Classic Wrap Dresses and Form-Fitting Sheath Dresses
- Modest Necklines
- Skirt Hems Hit at Knee or Just Above the Knee
- Accessories: Necklaces, Bracelets, Broaches and Belts
- Low Heels and Flats
- Not Afraid to Experiment with Different Looks
Ann Romney wearing a red Oscar de la Renta cinched-waist dress with gold jewelry and black heels.
Wearing a black and white plaid coat with black and white floral skirt, she attends church with her husband.
Romney wearing a long gray jacket belted over black pants with a string of pearls as she walks with her husband on the beach at Michigan’s Holland State Park.
Ann wearing an cropped white cable-knit sweater over a T-shirt and black pants during a stop in Norfolk, Va.
Ann wearing a light yellow dress with nude pumps.
Casually dressed, Ann wears a pinstriped shirt and khaki pants.
Ann wearing an orange-red wrap dress on the campaign trail.
Ann Romney waves to the delegates in an ocean-blue, knee length Oscar de la Renta dress and sparkly brooch during the final night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Ann on election night wearing the same classic shade of red that started her husband’s campaign.
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