• Tue, Aug 7 2012

Fashion Disasters: Sarah Palin Wears Platform Wedges, Superman Tee To Endorse A Candidate For US Senate

Of all the reasons there are to criticize Sarah Palin (her small-minded bigotry, her hatred of science, her fame-whoring lifestyle), “bad fashion sense” is hardly at the top of the list. And yet, once in a while, she’ll wear something so terrible that I can’t help but notice. And as this is technically a fashion and beauty blog, I feel somewhat empowered to comment, both as a fashion blogger and as an American.

Last Friday, at a campaign rally in Cleveland, MO, Sarah Palin wore platform wedges, black capri pants, and a Superman baby tee, as well as sunglasses and her signature big hair. There are so many crimes against fashion here that I wouldn’t be surprised if they added up to a career-ending felony charge! First of all, platform wedge sandals are never a good idea. But if you must insist on wearing them, you don’t wear them with fucking capri pants. And I’m pretty sure I had that Superman tee when I was a 16-year-old emo girl trying to use my boobs to make emo boys fall in love with me.

Is the Superman tee a Godspell reference? Because if so, that means Sarah Palin thinks she is Jesus. And people already distrust politicians enough without them leaving their sunglasses on during speeches. WHAT IS SHE HIDING?

I get it that fashion is an effete, coastal elite, potentially homosexual thing to care about, but then again: aren’t conservative women supposed to look better than us hairy, man-hating, bra-burning leftists? This is just one of many logical contradictions Sarah Palin is never going to address.

(Via The Washington Post)

Photo: Diana Reese for The Washington Post

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  • Sam

    I don’t like Sarah Palin in any way, shape, or form, but I’m commenting on this to say THAT WAS EXACTLY WHY I OWNED A SUPERMAN SHIRT IN TENTH GRADE.

  • captainamerika

    If she was going to audition for an all girl Kiss tribute band, i would say she nailed it. She could slip on the cape, put on the makeup and go for it.
    I could be one of the few hetero dudes in North America that find her disgusting enough, in every possible way, that I would not touch her with a 10 foot pole.
    But in this outfit……… Wow!!!
    PURE WHITE TRASH!!!!!

  • lucygoosey74

    She probably borrowed the t shirt from Bristol’s kid! What’s Bristol’s kid’s name? Something like Tripp? Something to carry on the family’s legacy of douchey names?

  • JT

    Also, her belt. I’m not even sure if I want to know what might be on that big plastic buckle.

  • jimmywhiz

    When you’re small in mind and small in stature, big hair and platform shoes make you look more than you really are.

  • Haley

    Not to mention, this is just an all around unprofessional and inappropriate outfit for any politician to wear in any public forum. At all. Ever. Especially a woman who almost became Vice President of the United States. She might as well be in pajama bottoms and her “Alaska Grown” Sweatshirt – a top-selling item at the Wasilla Walmart.

  • porkchop

    I’m imagining a grizzly bear swatting her off the stage with his giant paw as the crowd erupts in applause. Then the crowd would catch her and force her back into a business suit.

  • Jean

    But look at the sign on the podium, the guy’s name is Steelman. She’s trying to be clever! She’s comparing HIM to the Man of Steel! … Wait, this just in, I googled Steelman for Senate. It’s a lady! Sarah Steelman! In a plaid shirt! With a scary side-by-side shot of Sarah & Sarah. Girl power? …