Here is a view of her silver shift with matching jacket:
Here we can see the sleeve, turned up to three-quarter length, which is perfectly on-trend this spring:
|By Victor Juhasz for Rolling Stone|
Gray isn't turning up in Bachmann's wardrobe just for this announcement, though. We saw another (more familiar) gray suit in her pre-announcement media appearances as well:
The trouble with gray is less about the semantic implications of it sounding dull, and more to do with it having the potential to be dull. So far, Bachmann has avoided that fate. Although a color that complements your complexion can an extraordinarily effective tool for looking good, medium gray is also considered a "universal" color that looks good on everyone. (Want to know the others? Email me for a color consultation appointment!) But it seems unlikely that she can go on without color forever.
I'm officially declaring a color watch for the Bachmann 2012 campaign.