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'Becoming' A Style Icon: 21 Times Michelle Obama’s Fashion Sense Was A Whole Mood

During her years in the White House, her style and grace shined a light on Black women that the world needed to see.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18: Agnese Landini and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the state dinner at the White House on October 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/WireImage)
By Avon Dorsey · November 20, 2018

With her new book ‘Becoming’ dubbed the fastest-selling book of the season, our forever First Lady Michelle Obama has truly solidified herself as a beacon of strength, womanhood and entrepreneurial endeavor.

During her years in the White House alongside her husband and our forever President Barack Obama, her effortless sense of style and gracious demeanor shined a light on Black women that the world needed to see: she was a beautiful, brown-skinned woman who was educated, poised and could hold her own in a political landscape.

Obama’s style team was also keen to introduce key fashion trends via her immaculate wardrobe.

Who can forget her signature short-sleeve cardigans paired with a sheath dress and cinched together with a cute skinny belt, or her powerful pantsuits and signature jewelry. And the hair?! ALWAYS laid and slayed!

As our cover girl for this month, the 54-year-old beauty is rocking her natural curls and a stunning, all-white ensemble, giving us yet another reminder that her layered legacy also includes her evolution into a global style icon.

Need more proof? Scroll through our photos below and be sure to pick up your copy of this month’s ESSENCE!