Thursday, June 17, 2010

Clinton adds a floral ruffled collar to the mix

Secretary Clinton's clothing choices tend to be very tailored and very precise, so it was unusual to see her pair her suit with a floral blouse with a ruffled collar for a recent diplomacy briefing:

This wasn't the most effective addition to her wardrobe. The blouse doesn't work for her, for a few reasons:
1. It adds a lot of volume around her neck, an area that she would probably prefer not to draw attention to.
2. It competes with her necklace for visual interest.
3. The pattern doesn't relate to her features at all. Nothing about her hair or the shapes in her face says "soft floral" to me.

I applaud her attempt at branching out, but she was much more successful with a subtle scarf than a prominent collar to use florals.

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