All that said, this is a look that doesn’t hold up. She wore this to Jimmy Carter’s Gubernatorial Inaugural in 1971 and wore it again in 1977 and wanted to make a point. But she has a lovely figure, slim, good posture. This looks like a Bea Arthur in Maude dress . That full length vest is meant to hide things. Not Necessary. C-.
Rosalynn Carter's Inaugural Ball Gown Rosalynn Carter's 1977 inaugural ball gown and 1971 gubernatorial gown, designed by Mary Matise for Jimmae Gold. Embroidered sleeveless coat over a blue chiffon gown with gold trim at neck, center front, waist, and cuffs Courtesy National Museum of American History
Her day time coat was very nice. Looks like teal from a distance in the color photos. Neat, trim, good color, very presentable. Nothing spectacular, but looks good on her, the color set off her hair. B+from www.eyeball-series.org
from www.commons.wikimedia.org :Jimmy Carter, Josip Tito and Rosalynn Carter pose for a formal portrait during a state dinner
See? Simple, lovely color. Looks like a smart, serious woman with nice figure and good carriage.