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Michelle Obama: The Evolution of a Style Icon!

Michelle Obama has always been the Queen of presenting us with a look. Post the White House our forever First Lady continues to evolve.

Style is a tacit conversation with the world that communicates who we are. In her new Netflix special, The Light We Carry, former First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah talked about Mrs. Obama's style evolution since she left the White House. Here are moments when Mrs. Obama gave us grace, took risks, and was all her own. 

  • Her Iconic Sparkly Thigh High Boots Worn During A Book Tour Event

    Her Iconic Sparkly Thigh High Boots Worn During A Book Tour Event

    Okay, Miss Michelle! You didn’t have to do us like that! Michelle Obama stepped into her power gracefully in not just any boots but golden sequin boots from Balenciaga’s Spring 2019 collection, of course! However, the outfit didn’t stop there. She also wore a long, yellow Balenciaga silk dress that complimented her skin tone beautifully.

  • President Joe Biden’s Inauguration In 2021

    President Joe Biden’s Inauguration In 2021

    Um, did your jaw drop to the floor when Michelle showed up in this outfit? Because ours did! During Biden’s 2021 Inauguration, Michelle Obama wore a head-to-toe burgundy ensemble honey. The outfit included an ankle-length coat, wide-legged slacks, and a turtleneck. Kamala Harris wore a deep purple attire that effortlessly complimented Michelle’s look. We love when the girls understand the assignment!

  • She Wore An All-Black Look While Promoting “The Light We Carry.”

    She Wore An All-Black Leather Look While Promoting “The Light We Carry.” 

    If there’s anything we love, it's a woman who can do both! Michelle loves her vibrant outfits, but she can also slay in all black. During the promotion for her recent book, “The Light We Carry.” Michelle wore an all-black leather look! The pants and jacket were both designed by Palmer Harding. She wore a simple white t-shirt under the pairing, and of course, the studded boots were from Stuart Weitzman.

  • Pink Three-Piece Suit Clearly In Her Barbie Era

    Pink Three-Piece Suit Clearly In Her Barbie Era

    When it’s time to boss up, Michelle Obama knows exactly what the assignment is. The author wore a three piece-suit from Stine Goya. She also complimented her outfit with silver diamond hoops and rings. We love seeing our Auntie Michelle step into her Barbie era! Yas!

  • Michelle Obama Rocking All Blue At YouTube Book Event.

    Michelle Obama Rocking All Blue At YouTube Book Event

    Michelle clearly knows the value of being comfortable for a busy press day. She wore this vibrant all-blue suit by Elie Saab to YouTube’s BookTube event. The suit also includes colorful stripes on the sides of the pants and down the middle of her collared shirt. She completed the look with deep blue nails and a smile. Later that day, she was also seen wearing this suit on Oprah’s 2020 Vision’s tour.

  • Michelle Obama Diamond Suit

    Michelle Obama's Diamond Suit 

    Diamonds are a girl's best friend! Just when you think Michelle Obama has done it all when it comes to suits, here she comes with her diamonds, giving full-on “rich auntie energy.” She wore an all-black suit and added some fun with embellished diamonds swinging from left to right. Now you know what they say, “friends come and go, but diamonds are forever.”

  • Michelle Obama In all Denim

    Michelle Obama In all Denim 

    Michelle stays on point in many areas of her life, even when it comes to a fashion comeback. The 90’s denim look has recently returned to our hearts and closets (thanks, TikTok!). This TikTok trend was clearly approved by Michelle when she wore a two-piece all-denim outfit. The all-denim outfit is from Ganni’s Resort 2023 Collection and was paired with all red pumps.

  • An all-white Affair

    An All-White Affair 

    Michelle slayed this all-white attire when she appeared on the Today Show. Rachel Comey designed the chic white look. In classic Michelle fashion, the dress had a bit of flare with a simple white belt and fringe on the side of the dress that opened into a split. Michelle wore a classic ‘clean girl makeup’ that elegantly allowed the dress to be the statement piece.

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