First Lady Look Book: 2013

From Alaia to Zara, check out the FLOTUS' fashion moments of the year.

Celia L. Smith Dec, 09, 2013

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The First Lady walked into the new year stylish. At the presidential inaugural parade Mrs. O kept her cool in a tailored Tom Brown coat, accessorized by J.Crew and finished with a fierce pair of Reed Krakoff boots.

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For the Inagural reception you can never go wrong with a classic little black dress, courtesy of Michael Kors.

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At the Inaugural Ball, Mrs. O topped her first Jason Wu gown with this scarlet halter chiffon style. It made us all blush to see our First Lady looking this hot.

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Thanks to designer Naeem Khan, National Prayer Service never looked so chic! This virginal white beaded dress and coat paired with nude kitten heels were fit for the occasion.

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At the President's State of The Union address, the First Lady pledged allegiance to chicness in this sparkling Pete Souza coat and suede Jimmy Choo boots.

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At the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Michelle Obama was smokin' in a smoke colored Naeem Khan deco-beaded gown. The best dressed award goes to her!

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How can you not smile in a dress this gorgeous? Mrs. O's custom Narciso Rodriguez number complemented Robin Roberts perfectly on the set of Good Morning America.

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Not everyone could look this good in green, but the FLOTUS had the luck of the Irish in this emerald sheath dress with a sweet strand of pearls.

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Mrs. O is starting a clean slate in this grey color palate. The simplicity of this Michael Kors boucle crepe sheath dress combined with the color is minimally chic!

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While meeting the Maryland Governor, Michelle Obama opted for another Michael Kors knockout: a ruby red pleated dress, patent pumps and pearls.

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While paying homage to Boston bombing victims, Michelle Obama was feeling blue in a Narcisso Rodriguez dress and we were feeling this leather sash around her waist.

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FLOTUS makes business attire look stunning in a powder blue Zac Posen suit dress with her signature classy kitten heels.

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Michelle Obama turned heads in a black beaded chiffon dress by Monique Lhuillier. We love that she complemented her ebony gown with drop earrings by Catherine Angiel to drive the dashing look home.

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It was all textures and tones for Mrs. O at her book signing event in DC. The embellished Tory Burch top and gold pleated skirt was pretty fab for the occasion.

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This printed Prabal Gurung dress was royally chic while hosting Prince Harry at the White House in honour of military mothers.

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First Lady brings this merino wool Narciso Rodriguez blazer to life with a punch of colorblocking in a silk crepe top also by the designer during her visit to The Gaihety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

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The First Lady was a beauty boarding Air Force One in Berlin in a Carolina Herrera swirl pattern cocktail dress and gorgeous Rene Escobar earrings.

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Without fail pastels make anyone look pretty! And Michelle Obama was just that while sitting in the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal with their President Macky Sall.

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This is definitely one of Michelle Obama's chicest moments yet! At the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria, South Africa, the First Lady wore a pleated Naeem Khan sunset-print dress in a sexy one-shoulder design topped by a gold tiered necklace. ESSENCE approved!

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A solemn moment with Tanzanian First Lady Salma Kikwete captures Michelle Obama pretty in a painterly Rachel Roy dress and bolero-style cardigan with golden pumps.

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Mrs. O gives her black and white Jason Wu dress a surprising kick with popping red patent pumps while strolling with Tanzanian First Lady Salma Kikwete.

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The First Lady chose to ring in the 4th of July sporting a beautiful blue stunner designed by Boy. by band of Outsiders. The ombré touch is a modern take on a traditional "toile" pattern and the red flats make it officially patriotic.

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Michelle Obama's ensemble at the official State Dinner in Tanzania is so effortlessly summer-chic. The well-designed designed button-down blouse by Zero+Maria Cornejo lends a traditional touch to a bold tangerine-striped Carolina Herrera skirt, while the gold belt is the key accessory that pulls this look together.

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The First Lady is a ray of sunshine in this Michael Kors silk sheath dress and unexpected green suede pumps.

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This oxblood damask print dress by Laura Smalls was just one of the many stunning styles the First Lady sported at the DNC this year.

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Michelle Obama rocks her go-to guy, Jason Wu, to the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir, VA. A lovely teal silk and linen bow-front style we love.

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Mrs. O doesn't miss a moment! In matching mommy and me outfits, the FLOTUS works a suede Azzedine Alaia jacket and dress with covet-worthy Jimmy Choo thigh-high boots for a bit of bang!

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Mrs. O re-worked those same boots with a classic double-breasted coat and looked just as exquisite on Veteran's Day recently.


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