Today’s female newscasters do seductive in a very particular way. It is sleeveless gorgeous, age-defying, loose-skin-defying, and a way for her to tell the world that she worked out this morning and every morning, long before she did her hair and makeup and began reporting the news to the country, long before viewers even contemplated waking up.
The sleeveless sheath dress has become as common on cable and local news as androgyny was in the mid-1990s, when boxy jackets and short hair were in style, and is especially popular with morning news programs. Critics were concerned that Katie Couric may scandalize the country by flashing too much leg just seven years ago, when she took over the CBS Evening News.
Why do female newscasters wear sleeveless dresses in the winter?
There is a reason why TV newswomen have adopted sleevelessness while being cautious with things like cleavage (sexy weather reporters aside). Uncovered arms give off an air of smart-sexiness that women in positions of power may carry off. Michelle Obama and the socialites of the Manhattan cocktail scene, for whom bare arms long ago became a symbol of affluence and fitness, are to blame for this.
The style is favored by Chris Jansing and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC, Gayle King of CBS, and Brooke Baldwin of CNN.