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Michelle Obama Tours Cathedral, Breaks Strict Dress Code With Questionable Outfit

Rules, it seems, are for the little people.

Former president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle were touring the city of Siena, Tuscany, when they dropped into the Siena Cathedral for a visit.

Michelle, often heralded as a fashion icon amongst her cultish fans, turned heads during their visit for all the wrong reasons, sporting a top that clearly broke a strict dress code at the cathedral.

The dress code, according to Mygola is:

Q. What is the dress code for visiting the cathedral?
A. No bare shoulders and no skirts or shorts above the knee.

Same as any other church in Italy, no bare shoulders and no skirts or shorts above the knee.

Michelle Obama entered the cathedral wearing this outfit, which the Daily Mail described as “flirty” …

Via BizPac Review:

The Obamas were spotted touring the city of Siena, Tuscany on Monday but it was the former first lady who grabbed everyone’s attention with her wardrobe.

Michelle Obama’s off-duty look has apparently gone off the shoulder as she bared plenty of skin in a white strappy top with high-waisted pants. Her husband opted for a more polished shirt and pants as the couple stepped out of the Duomo di Siena, the Siena Cathedral, the Daily Mail reported.

Michelle’s look on Monday certainly got plenty of attention, and probably raised a few eyebrows as an odd choice to wear when touring a cathedral. Photos and video captured of the couple emerging from the twelfth century building to cheers from crowds showed the former first lady’s blouse falling loosely off her arm, almost threatening to fall off. She also wore sunglasses and gold accessories.

An odd choice sure, but when there’s an actual dress code involved at the cathedral, one would think an aide to the First Lady would have made sure this appearance never happened.


A contributor to Trip Advisor writes on whether or not there is a dress code at the Duomo di Siena – “There most certainly is … and they’re fairly hot here on enforcing it too.”

Some observers were not amused by the fashion faux pas by the former First Lady.


Can you imagine for a moment the liberal media uproar if Melania Trump had worn this outfit to the Cathedral?

Who makes a classier First Lady – Michelle Obama or Melania Trump? Share your thoughts below.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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