I thought it was heinous! She looked like a black widow spider. :12: Worse she kept awkwardly pulling at that stupid shrug jacket. :irked: I like her, I think she is smart and savvy; but she is in dire need of a good fashion stylist. This is not the first time she has appeared in public wearing something that was either ugly or totally inappropriate for her figure. What possessed her to wear a sleeveless dress, outside, in Chicago, in November? Did you like Michelle Obama's dress? The Dress Michelle Obama waves to the crowd as U.S. President elect Barack Obama walks on stage to give his victory speech November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) President-Elect Barack Obama won a decisive victory in a quick election last night, but the vote is still split on his wife's wardrobe. Designed by Narciso Rodriguez, the dress Michelle Obama wore on stage in Chicago matched the Obama family's striking red and black color scheme, but was anything but conventional, and maybe a little ... odd. "Only thing I can think of was that they decided on a black/red motif for the family and ... she chose poorly," a Big Blog reader said on Twitter. "I like her, but the dress was just plain ugly," wrote another reader on Facebook. The future First Lady's outfits have previously sparked fashion runs to White House/Black Market, H&M and other stores. Would you put this dress on your must-have list? Update: From a related blog post, here's the dress as it was shown on the runway during Rodriguez's spring 2009 show. Some readers think it looks better without the black sweater Obama wore over it. Can't blame her, though. Chicago gets cold in November. Posted by Monica Guzman at November 5, 2008 9:49 a.m.