Michelle Obama’s Best Dressed Occasions
Since becoming First Lady in 2009, Michelle Obama has brought a fresh and modern, yet down-to-earth approach to presidential attire. Fashion designer Tracy Reese defined her style best, saying, “Her style is feminine yet strong, fashion-forward yet accessible.” Not only has her style garnered Michelle Obama fashion admirers, but she has also modernized and redefined First Lady fashion for coming generations. In honor of the upcoming presidential elections in November, and bidding farewell to the stylish First Lady, we honor Michelle Obama’s best dressed occasions.
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Starting with some of her first eye-catching looks, one of them was this decadently sequined gown by Peter Soronen worn to the Governor’s Dinner in 2009. She topped the look with a statement style necklace of multicolored pearls.
Switching it up to a LBD, Michelle Obama accompanied her husband to a NATO event in Baden-Baden, Germany in 2009. Her ruffled little black dress was designed by Azzedine Alaia.
This stunning gown was handmade by Indian-American fashion designer Naeem Khan for a state dinner in 2009 with the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and his wife, Gursharan Kaur. The dress was embellished with silver sequins on nude-hued chiffon, and Michelle accessorized with large bejeweled earrings and stacks of gold and diamond bangles.
In 2012, Michelle Obama stunned in a blue off-the-shoulder gown by Marchesa when she hosted the British Prime Minister and his wife in Washington, D.C.
Michelle Obama attended the 36th Kennedy Center Honors Gala in 2013 donning another off-the-shoulder Marchesa gown. With light accessories, the lush green dress made a statement.
We’re noticing quite the Marchesa pattern with Michelle Obama. She wore another one of the fashion designer’s feminine creations at the 100th Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2014.
Michelle Obama wowed again at the 37th Kennedy Center Honors Gala in 2014 wearing a blush Monique Lhuillier dress. The stunning column dress was delicately embroidered in elegant beading and gave the illusion of a tulle skirt.
In 2015 during BET’s Black Girls Rock! event, Michelle looked elegant and modern in a crisp white Zac Posen dress. She topped of her look with silver metallic Jimmy Choo pumps.
Michelle Obama revisited fashion designer Naeem Kahn for the blush-hued gown worn to the Nordic State Dinner in 2016.
For her final White House State Dinner, Michelle Obama wore a show-stopping custom Atelier Versace gown composed of rose gold chainmail, probably her most bold outfit yet. Already sparkling and decadent, she accessorized with Le Vian diamonds.
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