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The Obamas Dance the Night Away

The Obamas Dance the Night Away

President Barack Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama dance the night away at the Home State Inaugural Ball, representing Hawaii and Illinois, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

The President and First Lady danced to “At Last” by Etta James and performed by Beyonce.

First Lady Michelle Obama chose a cream-colored asymmetrical dress designed by Jason Wu. She wore a lemongrass colored outfit this afternoon during the Inauguration Ceremony.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the First Lady’s evening dress — YAY or NAY?

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  • Lucy and Ethel

    Yes, Yes, Yes
    Fantastic Couple
    Fantastic Day
    America and the World applaud Obama

    to all the racists:
    Go cry in a corner lol

  • Lucy and Ethel

    Her dress is by Jason Wu
    and yes, many of us do know a lot about fashion and the First Lady of the USA has to dress well.
    Queen Elizabeth II
    Carla Bruni
    these are icons

    Laura Bush?…………………………………………………………………NOT and will never be an icon.

  • renee

    uh right @ 01/21/2009 at 3:29 am
    The only racist things that happened today was during the closing prayer. Racism is a TWO way street and DO NOT forget it. BE PREPARED.
    What happened or what was said during the closing prayer that was racist?
    I didn’t get to see it so I am wondering what it could possibly be.
    Could somebody please explain? Thankyou to anyone who answers my question.

  • shelby

    Just because someone doesn’t think Michelle Obama is beautiful doesn’t make them racist.
    It is not a pre-requisite to be beautiful to be a First Lady. It is not a beauty contest. It’s not the Victoria’s Secrets runway.
    Some people may not think Michelle is beautiful….in fact they may think she is ugly. But those same people may think she is a great person, wife, mother etc etc……just not beautiful.
    To call someone a racist because they don’t think Michelle is beautiful is absurd. To call someone racist is actually racist in itself.

  • Frances

    I didn’t vote for Obama because I disagree with many of his policies, but as a person, he seems like someone I’d like to know. As for Michelle’s outfits, I thought she looked fabulous! She’s a beautiful woman in many ways — pretty, smart, caring, etc. It’s obvious they are great parents and seem to honestly love each other. Again, I’m not a fan of Obama’s policies, but for the sake of the country, I wish him the best of luck.

  • Angi

    To all those who spew hate, racism and ignorance:


    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

  • jen

    She looks good, didn’t like the dress though! It was better however than the first one she wore..

  • Koko Brown

    Love her dress! However, I especially love the fact that she didn’t go with someone with a larger name…for a CHANGE:)

  • jennifer

    GREATLY lack the class and elegance that is a requirement for the White House of the USA
    Looks like it came from Sissy’s House of Prom. (Warehouse)

  • shoes4life

    It was really nice to truly, truly see a real love between a husband & wife who just happens to be our new President & First Lady!! I must say these two just got and for those who don’t see it, never will.

    Also addressing #32 about the end of the Rev. who was a civil rights activist with Martin Luther King who gave the prayer was not a racist quote. My mother who was a young women during that time said that only does over the age of 50 who lived through those years would understand the ending of that prayer. She said that that was a common saying back then. So it was not a dig towards anyone it was what was hoped for by many blacks for equality. The Rev. said it in honor of King and those who fought and lost their lives during a segregated/racist time for us to one day see this very historic opportunity, event & moment.

  • Rafa

    yay… she looks so pretty!

  • desiree

    YAY! very classy

  • lynn

    This dress is appropriate for a young lady in her 20s or 30s. NOT for someone almost 50. She looks like she’s wearing a prom dress.

    I thought the inauguration dress and coat were even more hideous. Michele has been bitten by the Katie Homely fashion MESS bug.

  • Lindsay kate

    wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than the yellowish nightmare she had on earlier…. she was wayyy out of her league…!!!!

  • Lucas

    decent color, slightly darker would have looked better with her skin. too much fluff. something simple and fitting would have been much better. keep the add ons to something along the neckline and not all over the place.

    and michelle, please learn to do something else with your hair. that kind of dress is screaming for even a half up do and yet you do the same school marm flat ironed bob that you were all the time. glam it up darling, glam it up.

    and I disagree somewhat with the Laura Bush comments. she was not the classiest First Lady we’ve had. but folks are right that even a page from her book wouldn’t hurt Michelle at this point.

  • Good news!

    After reading all of the negative comments on here I am soooooo glad to have a First Lady in the office who wears what she feel is appropriate for her and her body type! She is not fazed by trying to wear the most expensive gowns to suit the world, she chose to keep it low key but also give some up and coming designers an opportunity to shine and boost the business of small business, get SMALL BUSINESS! So therfore all you naysayers and poo pooers can bite it!! Michelle is a real women with class, smarts (really smart) and beautiful inside & out! She truly represented her & Baracks mission to be a President & First Lady for the people not just the rich people.

    They are the ones who requested a ball for the people and chose to spend the majority of their time at two balls that was most important to them. The Neighborhood & Commander of Chief balls and made the foo foo balls the last on their list. I llllloooooovvvveeee them because they are us, real people. Haters can hate on because whether he do well or not (which is will do more than well I believe) he has already made a difference in this country and around the world!

  • Good news!

    Also, you guys that are gripping would be really crying about her dress would be yelling if she chose to purchase a Carolina Herrera, Dior, or some other overpriced gown. You would be saying they are oblivious to the economy and so on. Just face it you haters and Bush lovers (why I have no idea when he litterally collapsed the American economy to a mountain debt) will never be happy with the majority of America’s choice of leadership, yet you will even grip during the benefits of your new president. The President will just continue to do what he do and brush that dirt off his shoulder and move on to business. No time for haters babble!

  • steph

    She’s beyond incredibly amazing!!!!
    What a night for Jason Wu too…

  • steph

    She’s beyond incredibly amazing!!!!
    What a night for Jason Wu too…

  • shoes4life

    I think Michelle didn’t have time to put her hair up. They only had maybe an hour to get ready for the balls. I mean after coming in and attending to some quick business, preparing, and showers time runs away.

  • Missy

    99% of the negative comments were deleted. So much for peoples OPINIONS!
    Since nothing negative can be displayed, it clearly shows J a R e d is against any critisism of the Obamas. I know, it’s his site.
    So good luck with deleting negative posts in favor of all flowerery ones. Even if they AREN’T true !

  • J.ATL

    It’s a new day!!!

  • Brad
  • lynn

    Michelle is……FUG…..simple as that. Nothing more, nothing less….just plain FUG.

    I think it’s her hair that makes her look awful. A shorter cut with some wave or curls would do wonders and soften her face.

  • tn5866

    Sheesh, looks like the only honest person these past two days has been PEREZHILTON….Both dresses are fugly. She seriously need a stylist.

  • Brad

    Do you want to be afraid of the truth ?

  • serephina

    Michelle Obama has been photoshopped into thinness!!! I know she loves that. Her dress size is a 14 if that tells you anything…

  • William

    Stunning couple! All you conservative Republicans moaning about everything need to accept defeat. Your man in office these last 8 years have ruined this wonderful country. Get over it, move on and show your patriotism by supporting the new administration.

  • hmmm

    Seraphina: No what do a size 14 tell us??? I mean we know she is not skin & bones, we know she is not fat, and we know that that is the average size of most american women. So I don’t get your point.

    Also, anything that goes into publication in these vain times are going to be photoshopped to some degree, again what’s your point??

  • serephina

    It’s unfortunate that when Bush took office from Clinton there was a recession already in place and within months, because Clinton – just like Obama wants to do – downsized our military capacity including weapons, gear, equipment – within months of Bush’s taking office we had the greatest attack on our country ever! We had the worst natural disaster Ever! Within months the Tech sector of Wall Street Fell apart and oh yeah – we went to war.

    Now, hard to believe 8 years later we have not had another attack on the United States land although many plots were foiled. We are in an economic downturn yes – but that is cyclical and comes about every 8-10 years – Just ask Clinton.

    If it were not for the war, Bush’s economic policy’s were one of the best in recent times. With oil prices across the world sky rocketing and causing every nation to plummet in a financial abyss as well as the democratic laws which required lenders to give home loans to indiviiduals who were unqualified to actually pay the mortgage – then yes we have economic problems

    But, now you will see what it is really like to pay for social programs of those who have no desire to improve their iives. Your taxes are going to go up across the board – unless of course you receive welfare and then you will be geting a larger check.

    Yeah – Im really excited for this presidency.

  • irene

    I think that “classy” is a bit different of “elegant”. As a foreign observer, I think that Laura Bush is very classy, as Hillary was when she was first lady, but both of them looked very elegant with the outifts they chose (Jackie was a whole different issue).
    Same thing happens to Queen Elizabeth, for example, in comparison let’s say… Queen Silvia of Sweden or even the Spanish queen or the Japanese princess Masako compared to Maxima of the Netherlands.

  • Eve

    The inaugural outfit was made of a bulky fabric that made her look heavy and Mrs. Obama’s ball gown looks like a prom dress.

    It’s disappointing. She dresses so wonderfully and looks so sleek and sophisticated generally, it’s sad to see her fail on these most important occasions.

  • Eve

    Mrs. Bush’s dove gray outfit was selected so she would not compete with Mrs. Obama.

    The same principle applies at weddings. Women (who are informed) do not dress in dramatic colors, patterns, or styles for a wedding.. All attention should be on the bride.


    Thought the dress looked like something you’d wear to a junior prom.

    Plus…didn’t she try to dance in it before the ball. She looked so uncomfortable picking at her dress as she tried to dance. Very awkward.

    She should have picked a brightly colored tailored Maria Pinto dress that would have complimented her coloring and figure better.

    Barack, on the other hand, looked great as always.

  • boogie

    I’m afraid her dress is not good.

    Looks like little cotton balls glued all over. If you look at the dress close up in the first photo- it looks like someone put it together at the last minute!

    hopefully, she will get better fashion help later.

  • billi

    good luck president obama!!!!!! i think you will be a wonderful president. I think you will give it your all your best i am so proud of you .I just wish your mother could of been here with you to share this special moment ,but i know she was looking down from heaven so very proud of here smart and handsome son

  • boogie

    After looking at different photos of Michelle…….I think she would look great if she sticks to classic types of fashion. She has nice skin and lovely arms……

  • Tina

    Quote # 87:
    billi @ 01/21/2009 at 10:41 am good luck president obama!!!!!! i think you will be a wonderful president. I think you will give it your all your best i am so proud of you .I just wish your mother could of been here with you to share this special moment ,but i know she was looking down from heaven so very proud of here smart and handsome son

    If his mother was proud of her son, then why did she throw him away when hes small? Thank God for his white grandmother. It took a white grandmother to produce the smart ( Although empty suit) that he is today. Do you think if he was brought up by black people that he would be where he is today ?

  • Lee

    I’m not a racist; however the dream of MLK was for All men to be created equal and so forth….yet this presidency is based on “THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT. Obama is NOT the First African-American president; he is THE FIRST BI-RACIAL PRESIDENT. And when everyone braces that idea, then the country can meld together without racism.

  • Bill

    Get those horse mouth Obama females some braces on their teeth !

  • jayanah

    im bored!

  • jayanah

    im bored!

  • Wow

    I felt shy watching them dance, did you feel the sparks?
    The gown was gorgeous on her and complimented well on her figure, but that “lime-green” was not cutting it for me.

    Prez. Obama has major problems to solve, the whole world is watching, we are watching. Let us survive the upcoming roller coaster ride, hold tight everybody.

  • jean

    i am really looking forward to learning about her, but the dress looked like my grandmother’s old bedspread. really. sorry.

  • boogie

    take a look at this link. It shows all the former first ladies gowns,4644,6308,00.html#4_0

  • queenoftrashin

    Two words……chenille bedspread.

  • Birgit

    I think NAY. She shouldn’t have gone with a sleveless dress. Her upper arms are a bit flabby and with all the waving she did that did look a bit unalluring.

  • lula29

    I loved the dress! She looked great!

    All the other First ladies, save Jackie O, just looked old. Maybe that stoigy, stuffy look is “classy” to some people, but to me it just wreaks of old lady.

    Michelle has such a sense of youth, style and fun in her clothing choice, save the suit she wore during the day (I didn’t like it). She takes risks which is very contemporary. In this day in age, a woman in her 40′s is still considered to have a lot of life in her left and I love that she represents that new take on middle age.

    Also, I love how the Obama’s always give a shout out to artist and up in coming designers!!!! My God! They are so in tune to the next wave or little known! I love that about them. Obama and Shepard Fairey,l and Michelle and Jason Wu, and Isabel Toledo, etc.

  • ctx

    Lime dress was too glittery for a daytime function, tacky. Was she trying to upstage her husband?
    White gown looked beautiful on her but reminds me of being a debutante gown, not meant for the presidential ball

  • Anon

    I think the dress made her look wilted. The skirt didn’t flatter her figure. Her hair was messy, too. He looked hot allll night long.

    They are a very beautiful couple. I love them. But she needs to up her game.