I’ve never been a fan of, to paraphrase the famous Marianne Williamson quote, making oneself small to make others feel bigger. And so when prominent women in politics wear high-end clothes, I think it’s not only appropriate but necessary.

To that end we have today’s Game Plan called The First Lady ‘Makes’ the Clothes, referring to Michelle Obama’s recent handbag flap. I also brought in image experts Angie Katselianos and Gretchen Neels for an opinion. By the way, just to be clear this isn’t partisan, check out my fall 2008 column on Sarah Palin’s clothing choices.