Wearing sleeveless tops and dresses was a bold move for the first lady. At the time, most women would never consider stepping out with bare arms, and Jackie became a trendsetter for exposed shoulders. Always paired with the appropriate accessories, Jackie's sleeveless garments were so flattering that they moved from the realm of fashion faux pas to fashion must-have.
Of course, saying so long to sleeves is just one example of Jackie's courageous sense of style. She wasn't easily pressured into wearing what others did. She mostly went sleeveless for evening attire, but she could be found wearing sleeveless dresses at other functions as well.