It would seem that First Ladies of the United States cannot escape their fashion choices although First Lady Michelle Obama appears to embrace her choices as this article in today's Washington Post suggests. Some fashion choices by First Ladies become part of the American culture and widely copied including Mamie Eisenhower's bangs and her passion for the color pink which resulted in a shade called "Mamie pink". Dolley Madison was famous for her turbans and elaborate headdresses, which she created to be seen above the crush of people who came to her White House gatherings known as "squeezes". Harriet Lane made the "bertha" popular in her day: a lace collar designed to cover ladies decolletage. Then there is Jacqueline Kennedy's pillbox hat and the sleeveless dresses she worn which are so ubiquitous today. There have been other First Ladies who were not so sanguine about their fashion impacts. Eleanor Roosevelt said: "I felt like I was dressing a public monument". Bess Truman summed up her view this way: "A woman's place in public is to sit beside her husband, and be sure her hat is on straight."