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!
Smile & Wave! She stunned in this mix-patterned dress and gold link belt!
Tone-on-tone! Her earthy colored skirt suit was perfection.
Yes, Waist! Her cinched-waist, belted dress moments were all the rage.
We stan a ruffled sleeve, army-green dress and classic pumps look.
Preach Queen! Her patterned dress moments always had us saying, Amen!
She always arrived in style- wearing neon yellow and lace, no less!
Double-denim jackets on a First Lady, yes please!
Hey girl, hey! Casual chic becomes her in this trench coat, white blouse and tailored pants ensemble.
Lavender love! Her dress-down moment was still chic in a cardigan, striped top, pants and sneakers.
Arms Out! The First Lady in this red dress was flawless.
A Queen! She was regal in this white draped gown and evening gloves.
Inauguration Day Realness! Her winter coat and leather gloves sealed the deal.
Who said a First Lady couldn't be avant-garde?! She surely didn't, in this metallic pleat and ruffled ensemble.
The Glow! She was regal in this royal blue, one-shoulder gown.
Picture perfect! She looks great in real life AND on canvas.
Dark florals were a mood on her!
Silver surfer! These metallic pumps paired with a simple all-black outfit was very sleek.
Issa Slay! This tailored denim pantsuit is a winner!
Stand Tall. Our forever First Lady wore column dresses like no other.
C'mon fabric! Her stealth black layered tunic and pants gave us life!
Fresh & Clean! Her 'Becoming' book tour all-white moments proves how elegantly she can wear a monochromatic look from head-to-toe.