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Wear indian outfits, designers tell Michelle

She has repeatedly been on the list of the world’s best dressed people and is known for her populist style, but First Lady Michelle Obama’s wardrobe during her Indian visit so far lacks the Indian touch and the sparkle of colours, experts say.

mumbai Updated: Nov 08, 2010 01:21 IST

She has repeatedly been on the list of the world’s best dressed people and is known for her populist style, but First Lady Michelle Obama’s wardrobe during her Indian visit so far lacks the Indian touch and the sparkle of colours, experts say.

Initially dressed in a formal steel grey buttoned top and matching skirt, on Saturday, Michelle followed this up with a a basic striped greenish top teamed up with a high-waist skirt during her visit to the Mumbai University. Both outfits have not gone down well with Indian designers.

“She could have worn something more colourful, something in keeping with the festive mood since it was Diwali,” designer Kavita Bhartiya told IANS.

Designer Rahul Jain said Michelle Obama “should have considered this was a very important festival time for Indians. She should have dressed accordingly”.

“I would have dressed her up in something Indian with a little embroidery. It says so much about India’s culture,” he added.