Every Time Michelle Obama Proved She is the First Lady of Fashion

151132341MB00703_DemocraticFirst Ladies’ style was frequently written off as boring or dowdy, but Michelle Obama made everyone sit up and take notice from the moment she and Barack Obama hit the campaign trail. She loves color and pattern, and she isn’t afraid to mix-and-match different pieces. She is even known to wear glitter and jumpsuits. How many other First Ladies ever did that? Michelle even made us love Banana Republic and J.Crew a bit more than we already did thanks to her fresh outfit combinations. Even when she is no longer in the White House, we are definitely going to be paying attention to her.

(Related: 11 Outfits That Prove Sasha And Malia Obama Deserve As Much Style Credit As Michelle)

This is why Michelle Obama will always be the First Lady of Fashion:

1. Visiting London, 2015LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: First Lady Michelle Obama arrives for a visit to London on June 15, 2015 in London, England. The First Lady is travelling to London with her daughters, Malia and Sasha and her mother, Mrs. Marian Robinson, to continue a global tour promoting her Let Girls Learn Initiative.  During the visit she will meet with students at a girl's school to discuss how the UK and U.S. are working together to expand girl's education around the world. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Now this is how you make lace look fresh. Michelle’s yellow dress with lace overlay is modern, chic and eye-catching. This is the sort of look that you will want to remember when Easter rolls around.

2. Chinese President Xi Jinping Visit, 2015Chinese President Xi Jinping, his wife Madame Peng Liyuan, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama pose for photographers on the North Portico ahead of a state dinner at the White House September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama and Xi announced an agreement on curbing climate change and an understanding on cyber security.

Michelle always looks amazing but she looks like a movie star here. She could have walked the red carpet at the 2016 Golden Globes and she would have looked totally appropriate. And you know she would have ended up on all the best-dressed lists.

3. Obama Home States Inaugural Ball, 2009Michelle Obama Inaugration White Dress

How could we ever forget about this look? It is hard to believe that this was seven years ago. This embroidered white dress did not have a bad angle. Plus, it made us fall in love with asymmetric necklines again.

4. G8 First Ladies Visit the Capitol Hill, 2009Michelle Obama G8 Meeting Yellow Dress

There are a lot of stylish (and powerful) women in this photo. If there was a black dress code memo, Michelle obviously chose to ignore it. This sunny yellow shift dress is so much better than a LBD. Michelle is also making a strong case for a contrasting floral corsage.

5. White House Cinco de Mayo Reception, 2010Michelle Obama Cinco de Mayo Floral Dress

Michelle loves color and print. This is a perfect example of that. She looks ready for summer in this multicolored dress paired with yellow sandals. There really is no color that she can’t pull off.

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