There was a whole lot going on with the outfit Ann Romney wore yesterday on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. For one thing, it was leather. Leather! As you might imagine, not everyone was happy with this choice, as evinced by the number of skeptical Twitter dispatches:
“Trying to figure out who told Ann Romney that it was biker’s night.”
“Ann Romney, I love you lady, but your stylist has it in for you and Mitt. Leather eyelet blouse AND skirt? Much bigger “issue” than the 47%”
“Ann Romney’s wearing some sort of laser cut full leather Rhianna music video ninja cowgirl outfit on Leno.”
Ok, in no way is this outfit inappropriate, and we’ve gotta admit we admire her gumption here, but well-executed this was not. First off, the leather was perforated, tiered, and ruffled on a matching skirt and jacket. Which is, as they say, a lot of look on its own. However, the jacket also featured satin sleeves and a big set of mother of pearl buttons, and was topped-off, accessories-wise, by a glittery necklace, a handful of bracelets, and a pair of sheer lace cutout sandals. In other words, the vibe was a little bit rodeo, a little bit Rodeo Drive.
Are you a fan of the FLOTUS-hopeful’s edgy-ish ensemble?