Savannah Guthrie Defends Sleeveless Dress Ban on Capitol Hill

On Today, the anchors discussed the latest controversy to come out of Washington: A female reporter was barred from the Speaker’s Lobby on Capitol Hill for wearing a sleeveless dress. This has caused minor outrage among some, while others have been quick to point out that there are rules for men too. Hoda Kotb, wearing a sleeveless dress, called the rule arcane. Savannah Guthrie, wearing a dress with sleeves, took a different stance.

Sheinelle Jones, Dean Cain, and Dylan Dreyer discuss the reporter being barred from the Speaker’s Lobby on Capitol Hill for wearing a sleeveless dress. (Photo: NBC)

“I kind of take a point of the reporter that the men have a dress code, the women have a dress code. It’s Capitol Hill,” Guthrie said, adding, “I see both sides.”

Matt Lauer, on the other hand, did exactly what every man should do when women are discussing issues that affect women: He kept his mouth firmly shut.

They also tackled the issue on “Today’s Take.” Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer, both wearing sleeveless dresses, pointed out how hard it is to find a dress with sleeves, even in the winter. Guest host Dean Cain, best known for playing Superman in the mid-’90s, believes the rule needs to be thrown out.

“That’s an archaic rule,” Cain said. “They gotta change that rule. That’s ridiculous. That doesn’t make any sense.”

Watch Hoda Kotb awkwardly torture Kathie Lee Gifford with her terrible music:

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