Michelle Obama Archive

Michelle Obama's Campaign Dress Won't Fade From Your Mind Till You're Wearing It

Michelle Obama has a way of making old trends feel brand new, and her latest look is just one example. Michelle campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Phoenix, AZ, shortly after hosting a state dinner in honor of Italy’s prime minister. While she wore a rose gold Versace dress for the White House event, the FLOTUS toned it down for her speech at the podium. Michelle’s …

The 30 Most Magnificent Gowns Michelle Obama Wore While in the White House

Since she arrived in the White House eight years ago, Michelle Obama has slipped into about 30 occasion gowns. So you can imagine they’re all pretty memorable. While the FLOTUS keeps a few favorite designers in steady rotation — Jason Wu, Michael Kors, and Tadashi Shoji included — she’s not afraid to get experimental, even in a fancy dress. Michelle never plays it safe at …

A Glimpse of Michelle Obama in This Versace Gown and Your Jaw Will Drop Wide Open

We expected big things from the first lady for the last official state dinner during Barack Obama’s presidency on Tuesday night, but we weren’t expecting to be starstruck. Michelle Obama, whose characteristically stunning style has been on display throughout her time in the White House, turned out a particularly awe-inspiring look in a shimmering, rose gold Versace gown, custom-made for her by Donatella Versace. Of …

Michelle Obama's Latest Look Will Undoubtedly Give You Dress Goals

With her days in the White House now numbered, Michelle Obama seems intent on making her last appearances as first lady count — both in word and dress. For the events leading up to Tuesday night’s state dinner, Michelle stepped out on the White House lawn to greet the Italian prime minister and his wife, wearing a chic day dress that was as polished as …

Here's Why Michelle Obama Let the Founder of Spanx Walk Around the White House Barefoot

They often seem like a great idea at first, but wearing heels to major events can definitely lead to regret. The blisters, the aches, the wishing we brought flats — we’ve experienced it all, and it’s safe to say Michelle Obama has, too. Why else would she allow Spanx founder Sara Blakely to ditch her Christian Louboutins at the White House and walk around barefoot? …

14 Spring Runway Looks With Michelle Obama's Name on Them

Michelle Obama might be a busy woman, but she’s definitely got time to shop. In fact, the FLOTUS knows the importance of power dressing. That doesn’t just mean she’s got the right suits for business affairs or appropriately modest gowns for state dinners. Michelle also dresses based on her location. When she’s in London, she chooses designers like Mary Katrantzou, Preen, and Peter Pilotto, who …

Michelle Obama's Been Hiding This Seasonal Style Secret All Along

We’ve just uncovered Michelle Obama’s biggest secret: she loves dressing for Fall. While some might consider the dreary weather and dropping temperatures a drag, Michelle embraces new tricks. It’s this season when the FLOTUS tries out new silhouettes, works festive color combinations, and pulls out her most sophisticated staples. While there are some pieces she’ll never retire — her favorite leather jacket, a pair of …

Michelle Obama Might as Well Head Right to Date Night in This Dress

Michelle and Barack Obama do a lot of traveling separately, so when they reunite, it’s probably nice to unwind. For that, all Michelle needed was a very simple outfit. The FLOTUS touched down in New York in the perfect LBD for the transitional season. Sleeveless and flouncy, it kept her cool. But with little details like ruffled seams and a lace overlay, the piece was …

Michelle Obama's Self-Portrait Dress Will Make You Want to Raise the Roof Too

Perhaps first known for its ultrafeminine “naked dresses,” Self-Portrait has since emerged as a contemporary British label with an arsenal of dresses for every occasion, including something for the first lady. Michelle Obama stepped out in New York for the United Nations General Assembly at Broadway’s Jacobs Theater Monday wearing a mixed-media floral and mesh sheath dress. The look, as it turns out, is a …

Michelle Obama Just Wore the Type of Gold Gown You Need to Zoom in On

Michelle Obama’s gown, though dreamy and princess-like with a sweetheart neckline, is not your standard gold dress. It doesn’t shimmer with sequins or come adorned with bows, but instead, is netted and weaved with crinkled metallic details. Its dark underlay grounds the FLOTUS’s ensemble, complementing her black sandals and gemstone rings. But it was her row of bangles that really stood out at the annual …