First 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.
This is why Michelle Obama will always be the First Lady of Fashion:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Michelle is all the Easter dressing inspiration you need…actually, she is the only inspiration you need for any holiday. This gray dress with floral details is a fresh change from all the sugary sweet pastels, but it is still appropriate. If you had this dress in your closet, you would want to wear it everywhere.
Michelle may not be a celebrity who regularly attends movie premieres, but she definitely knows a good gown when she sees one. This strapless black gown with blue embroidery was proof of that. It was also nice to see that she kept her neck bare and just accessorized with earrings.
First of all, can we just talk about how adorable these two look here? Go stick a #relationshipgoals tag on it. If we focus on the fashion, Michelle showed us from the beginning how you can be a First Lady and wear clothes that are elegant and appropriate but still on trend. She also made us wish it was cold every day of the year so we could wear coats with contrasting gloves.
Here is another one of Michelle’s gowns that you can add to the most memorable list. It was bold, flattering and it fit her perfectly. The flipped out hair with bangs was one of her great hair moments.
Everyone talks about how Kate Middleton always has appropriate outfits for holidays, but Michelle always nails them too. Even if you love yourself a wacky Christmas sweater, you have to admit that they just cannot compete with this green brocade dress. It’s also interesting that she went with a lighter green instead of the darker traditional one.
Here is another movie star moment. This draped neckline on this teal dress is everything. It framed her decolletage and face. She didn’t need sparkles or feathers, she just needed amazing color and that detail.
Make a mental note of this outfit to wear to work when the weather is a bit better. Michelle’s geometric print dress with belt is appropriate but the look isn’t boring. The way Obama’s blue tie works with the look is great, but they do not look like they are #twinning.
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