Hillary Clinton jokes about fashion faults

February 8, 2008 3:21:47 PM PST
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton admits her fashion sense is not nearly as sharp as her political instincts in the latest issue of Us Weekly. Clinton pokes a rare bit of fun at herself, playing along as the celebrity magazine explores some of her more noteworthy fashion disasters over the years.

In a four-page photo spread titled "My Worst Outfit Ever," the New York senator and presidential candidate tries to explain some of her more questionable wardrobe selections - from drab golfing attire to strange hats.

Take the gigantic, multicolored coat she's shown wearing during her first Senate campaign in 2000. "I'm a big believer in recycling - even carpets!" Clinton explains.

Or the brown, polka-dotted polyester dress and jacket she once sported as first lady in 1997. "This outfit isn't that bad, it's just an optical illusion," she says.

Even the cream colored, peasant-style dress she wore in her 1975 wedding to Bill Clinton isn't spared.

"They got the idea for the 'Seinfeld' puffy shirt from me," she cracks.

Things have improved over the years. Clinton, 60, has generally won points for style on the campaign trail, matching figure-flattering designer pantsuits with conservative jewelry.

The magazine hit newsstands Friday.