The last time Casey was in court all noticed a definite change in Casey Anthony’s body language. Casey Anthony appeared more stoic and less smiley. Although she did manage to eek out a giggle and an inappropriate smile or two at the beginning, for the most part she had a serious facial expression.
In her latest court appearance, we clearly see how the body doesn’t lie. Casey could not stop herself from her ritualistic grooming behavior as she sat alone and waited for the court proceedings to begin. She looks down and begins to dust herself off at the thighs as if to get rid of this horrible situation in her life. Her grooming is an attempt to literally clean herself off from what lays ahead of her.
We now see Casey tugging on her blouse and making sure it fits right so she looks good. This speaks to the narcissistic self oriented behavior we have seen in almost all of her appearances. We definitely saw her narcissism up close and personal during her jailhouse tapes.
Casey still continues to groom herself as she tugs at her collar . She makes sure it looks good. Because she spends most of her time in collarless prison scrubs, perhaps she isn’t used to wearing upright collars. So the constant tugging and grooming , may also be a signal of insecurity in her new duds.
There also appears to be a definite a discomfort level with her clothing which also causes her to tug at them constantly. When people don’t feel comfortable in what they are wearing you often see them tugging at their clothes. which indicates that they feel they don’t look good in what they are wearing. The tugging is a subconscious attempt to rearrange the clothing or to change it.
From what we have seen in Casey’s wardrobe based on all the previous pre- courtroom photos, Casey seemed very comfortable in low cut clinging tops and skin tight form fitting dresses. So needless to say her courtroom attire, complete with ruffled top is not her style.
Before Andrea Lyons came into the picture and it was just Jose Baez, her tried to change her image and it failed .
Initially he made her wear the black glasses so she would look smart and educated and not like the loser high school drop out that she was. He used gave her a corporate look with conservative white long sleeved button down blouses and fake glasses.
Then the first time he brought Casey onto the courtroom her made her wear an over sized jacket with her hair pulled back in a bun like a school marm librarian who could never get a date. It was l so laughable that Jose didn’t let her come to court looking like that anymore.
Based on my observations of her attorney Andrea Lyon’s wardrobe, it is highly possible that she may not only be serving as Casey’s attorney but as he wardrobe consultant as well. In fact, during one courtroom appearance they both wore an identical odd shade of green as you can see above.
Andrea may think that the jury will look more favorably at a buttoned up ruffled innocent plain looking woman who is nothing like the hottie party girl image the will be seeing in her evidence photos.
Personally I think Andrea should let Casey’s dress in her clingy low cut outfits that she appears to be more comfortable wearing.
After seeing the photos of her draped in an American flag,skimpy outfits and a
sleeveless tank top as she is seen with her head in the toilet vomiting, no jury is going to buy the sweet ruffle plain girl image. In fact it will piss them off because they will feel that they were being manipulated.
Now we see Casey having a facial expression we have never seen previously. She is tight jawed and purses her lips. This is a far cry from the previous photo pictured above where she is all smiles wearing a green tank top.
Her facial language shows a great deal of tension and stress,. Perhaps the reality and the gravity of the situation has finally hit her and has begun to sink in.
As she sates ahead expressionless we see the tension in her temples and in her shoulders which are now hunched over. It is though there is literally a weight on her shoulders. She dis not have this posture previously, She would sit upright which indicated that she was fu of confidence. It was a smug and arrogant type of posture. but now Casey appears to have been humbled, posture-wise.
Perhaps it was the recent punishment which she may possibly be receiving for her jailhouse letters. Perhaps the two years she has already spent in jail are finally getting to her. Whatever the case, her body language indicates that there has been a significant change.
When Casey was in the courtroom she barely moved. She just looked straight ahead with an expressionless face. Was it due to the fact that there was a new judge and she didn’t want to do anything to have him perceive her in a negative light? Is she being coached by one or all of her attorneys as to how to behave? Have they coached her to not move a muscle in the courtroom and to completely wipe any emotion off of her face? Or is Casey finally on some type of anti- anxiety medication that causes her to space out, sit still and not display any emotion especially happy emotions?