The First Lady has been flying under the Hot Mama Daily fashion radar.  But lately I’ve noticed that Mrs. Obama has been flaunting a lot of fashionable belts during recent public appearances. Not only does she like to buckle up; the trendsetter fancies wearing wide leather belts high above her waist line.

Michelle Obama celebrates Veteran's Day in a belted blue coat.

Michelle Obama celebrates Veteran's Day in a belted blue coat.

I give Michelle props for daring to be different.  But I’m not a fan of wearing a belt just for show over an overcoat.  It’s impractical.  And the belt’s positioning under her breast bone looks downright uncomfortable.  However, I give her kudos on the coat’s teal color and the hip black boots.

The First Lady buckles up for safety...and fashion.

The First Lady buckles up for safety...and fashion.

The empire waist belt look, however, is more flattering when paired with the colorful and embellished cardigans the First Lady is so fond of; like the trendy mustard and animal print sweaters pictured.

Mrs. Obama paired  her animal print cardigan with a wide leather belt.

Mrs. Obama liked this belt so much she wore it twice.

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