Who wouldn't wanted to be visited by Michelle Obama looking like the most badass Santa this Christmas? Well that's exactly what happened when she showed up at the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign in Washington D.C. looking laid-back with a Santa sack slung over her shoulder on Thursday. The FLOTUS also showed off her recent hair chop in the form of short, pin-straight strands and we're loving it. Click on to see all the other times she was ur ultimate style icon.
If Michelle Obama was looking for a career in fashion after leaving the White House, she wouldn’t be hard pressed to find one. The first lady, who’s established herself as one of the most stylish women in the White House, stepped out in a gorgeous Gucci gown for the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors. The festive gown covered in pink flowers and greenery featured an off-the-shoulder silhouette and low-cut neckline.
To launch BetterMakeRoom.org, Michelle Obama wore a black and white Diane Von Furstenberg. The site, made possible by more than 20 media, business and nonprofit groups, is a space for teens to share information on continuing education. “We want to create a space where young people can engage with each other, where they can inspire each other to complete their education beyond high school,” she said. Many celebrities are also involved in spreading the word on the initiative including Ciara, Tony Goldwyn, Kal Penn, and more.
At a state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, Michelle opted for a Tadashi Shoji dress from the Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection, which featured feathers and a layered tulle skirt.
Fittingly enough, to visit Great Falls Elementary School in Great Falls, Virginia, Obama chose a floral and lace dress from Japanese-born Los Angeles-based Tadashi Shoji’s Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection.
To welcome Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe to the United States, the mother of two wore a Monique Lhullier dress with matching jacket that featured the pastel colors of a setting sun on the print. She finished the colorful look with silver shiny heels.
To meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street, Obama wore a three-quarter sleeved black dress with an embroidered bouquet of flowers on the chest and floating petals flowing down the skirt.
While the first lady gets her fashion tips from the Blake Lively Sartorial School, making outfit changes at every tour stop, she also wore the multicolored frock to have tea with Prince Harry.
Across the pond to promote Let Girls Learn, Michelle Obama made her grand entrance to the United Kingdom wearing a yellow and robin’s egg blue fit and flare dress. Designed by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, this dress was modified from a similar version from the Resort 2015 collection.
Most likely inspired by Italy’s rich art history. Michelle Obama wore a skirt rich in color and featuring a deco-like pattern.
When in Milan, dress as the Milanese do — in Missoni, of course! The American paid tribute to the bright brand by wearing a shift dress in ROYGBV.
Sure, Michelle Obama’s graffiti-inspired dress is cool, but it was her daughters in darling Tory Burch summer minis that really stole the spotlight.
Obama paid tribute to female leaders in civil rights and his wife made a statement in a black dress with blue flowers from Tadashi Shoji.
For a daytime talk, Obama was all business wearing a navy blue wrap dress with cognac heels.
Obama chose a dress from devout Catholic designer Carolina Herrera to meet with his Holiness for the first time during his visit stateside. She paired the electric blue belted piece with Jimmy Choo heels.
The first lady wore a version of a fall runway look from Monique Lhullier to greet Pope Francis in Washington, DC, for his historic visit. “When I saw it this morning, it was very impactful. This milestone, Pope Francis’ first visit to this country is very monumental,” the designer said. “It was perfect and I think the dress looks beautiful on her and so appropriate and flattering. It really was a wonderful moment for me, having been raised Catholic.”
Listening to their husbands speak during an arrival ceremony on the south lawn of the White House grounds Peng Liyuan (L), wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama listen as Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama speaks September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.
To host Chinese President Xi Jinping, Obama called on Vera Wang to make her black mermaid gown, which was fitted on the top and featured an organza trumpet skirt. “It is such a privilege, as an American of Chinese heritage, to have dressed First Lady @MichelleObama for this state dinner honoring President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan, of the People’s Rebublic of China,” Wang tweeted.
The first lady job isn’t all responsibility — it’s also fun! The first lady wore suede black boots, a royal blue dress, and a black blazer coat to smash a bottle on a big ship
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In the presence of impressive musicians as well as 60 middle school students, the first lady managed to be both cool and professional with by wearing a conservatively cut shift dress with a zipper down the front.
The first lady combined spring florals with a dark winter color to come together in one dress perfect for fall. Next to the pattern, the draped neckline was a close second to best feature.
Obama, wearing a floral peplum top with black skinny trousers, revealed on late night TV that her dreams after she leaves the White House are to drive herself with the wind blowing her hair and shop at Target. “My lead agent let me have the windows open on the way to Camp David,” she said. “It was like five minutes out and he was like ‘the window’s open. Enjoy it!’ I was like, ‘thanks Allen.’”