A look at the stylish life and times of Michelle Obama
Oct, 28, 2008
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A Mother’s Work Is Never Done
Green suits Michelle Obama well as she supports Barack on the campaign trail, this time accompanied by daughters Malia (second from left) and Sasha (second from right).
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Michelle, who’s rocking a sleek, violet shift dress, stands hand-in-hand with her hubby after his historic Democratic presidential nomination last June in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her signature pearls, black patent belt and pumps (sans hosiery) complete the look.
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Baubles & Brains
An Ivy League-educated attorney, Michelle gets focused, wearing a double-stranded beaded choker and white V-neck top.
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Michelle has found a way to be a working mom and wife but remain prim and polished. Here she is effortlessly chic in a soft blouse, wide belt and pencil skirt.
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Style to Boot
The Chi-town native switches things up a bit by ditching her usual heels and pairing these tall, sleek boots with a knee-length belted trench dress.
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Just the Two of Us
Michelle sports a crisp cotton dress with a cinched waist courtesy of one of her signature funky wide belts.
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You’re All That I Need
The beautiful and blushing bride tied the knot with her her tuxedo-clad husband, Barack (while showing off her décolletage) on October 18, 1992.
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All Dressed Up
This jewel-encrusted necklace adds the perfect panache to Michelle’s basic black ensemble. This look carried her through the $10,000-plate Obama fundraising dinner held in her honor at Calvin Klein’s New York City home last June.
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(First) Lady in Waiting
Statement-making pieces like this striped, sleeveless number keep Michelle picture perfect.
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Stepping in Style
A little cold weather can’t stop Michelle from keeping her fashion game on point. This long shawl-collar coat does the job just right.
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Embracing color is part of Michelle’s style M.O. This bold, orange shift dress nicely compliments her mocha skin.
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Pretty in Pink
Michelle is extra elegant in her floral halter gown, escorted by Barack at the 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards.
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Lady in Red
Sassy and sophisticated pearls like these have become an important part of Michelle’s style recipe.
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Ever conscious of her hourglass figure, Michelle highlights her assets with an exotic belt over a flirty, feminine blouse.
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