First Lady Style: 50 Fashionable Moments

We're celebrating Mrs. O's birthday early, with her finest fashion moments. 50 has never looked better!

Celia L. Smith Jan, 16, 2014

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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!


A little peak at Mrs. O's Monique Lhuillier beaded and chiffon gown and Catherine Angiel earrings is all we need to see to note how fabulous she looked for the occasion.

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Michelle Obama was the crown jewel at the Kennedy Center Honors in an emerald hued Marchesa gown with unexpectedly sexy drop shoulders.

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At the second Inaugural Ball, the First Lady opted for Jason Wu yet again—this time an intense shade of red that left a lasting impression.

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Michelle Obama showed her fashion savvy at the 2009 Inaugural Ball in a single-shouldered Jason Wu gown.

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This strapless sapphire Jason Wu holiday gown was certainly a gem.

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Mrs. O's style took an edgy turn in a leather-trimmed halter gown by Reed Krakoff at the Pritzker Architecture Prize Event in D.C.

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Pristine and polished is her forté and this wonderous Tom Ford winter white gown is pure perfection.

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Tapping into haute couture style, the First Lady dazzled the world in this red, off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown.

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Simplicity in classic black Michael Kors goes a long way.

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Dining with the Queen called for a royal Ralph Lauren gown.

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Piled-on pearls and a teal Marchesa gown for the State Dinner makes this look of Michelle O's most fashionable moments yet.

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As proven before, topping a gown generously with pearls is a winning look, especially a sparkling Peter Soronen style.

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This electrifying blue one-shoulder Peter Soronen gown was beyond breathtaking.

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At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards dinner, it was a ravishing Michael Kors gown that stole the show.

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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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This sunset-inspired one-shoulder style by Naeem Khan set a stylish tone at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria, South Africa.

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The First Lady serves floral pastels again, this time royally in Prabal Gurung at the White House with Prince Harry in honor of military mothers.

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This pretty pastel moment at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal played up a softer side of the First Lady.

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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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At the International Olympic Congress in Copenhagen, Mrs. O took home the gold in this pleated Rodarte style accessorized with a trail of brooches.

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The metallic blue version of the same Rodarte style was just as hot for Hanukkah.

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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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The First Lady livened up the room in a Naeem Khan printed party dress at the Correspondent's Dinner.

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Designer Laura Smalls outfitted the First Lady in a rich damask print dress in an oxblood blend for the 2012 DNC. Right on trend!

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First Lady Michelle Obama

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This Buckingham Palace-worthy top and chiffon skirt by J. Mendel gave a Mrs. O a fabulous glow.

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How chic is this Thom Browne coat? Now this is one way to keep warm with a smile on Inauguraton day.

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On Veterans day the First Lady's black double-breasted coat and suede knee-boots was a simple yet stunning move.

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Pledging ever so chicly in a red coat and her coveted Jimmy Choo boots, the First Lady makes it a memorable moment.

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On a stunning stroll with the family, FLOTUS sports a matching suede Azzedine Alaia look with covet-worthy Jimmy Choo thigh-high boots.

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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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Mrs. O is no short of chic at the official State Dinner in Tanzania, wearing a button-down blouse by Zero+Maria Cornejo, and a bold tangerine-striped Carolina Herrera skirt with a metal belt to pull it all together.

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The First Lady was radiant in a yellow Michael Kors dress and suede kitten heels, wearing her best accessory –– her smile.

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At a dedication ceremony, FLOTUS sports a Zac Posen suit dress and kitten heels –– a look to rival Olivia Pope.

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In the Sunshine State of Florida, First Lady Michelle Obama makes Liz Claiborne look like a million bucks in this orange, pleated dress and cute contrast-colored kitten heels.


The First Lady's most shocking moment of 2012 was in a hotter than hot pink Michael Kors dress suit at the Presidential Debate.

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Roksanda Ilcinic nailed this color on the First Lady in a such a simple ladylike shape.

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This Narciso Rodriguez dress at the First Family's victory rally was a sign of chic things to come.

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Michelle Obama's Hawaiian tropic number at the APEC Summit was a perfect piece for the occassion.

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This pixelated Preen dress blew us away with its artistic touch. Love the teal heels!

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It was all about this one-shoulder stunner at the APEC Summit in Hawaii. A picture of elegance!

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This money green brocade Chris Benz dress gave the First Lady the right to bare arms at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s gala.

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The First Lady was on the move in metallic pleats after an appearance on The Gayle King Show.

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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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On The Steve Harvey Show, the First Lady knew what suited her: an ivory wide-leg pants suit channeling 70s style.

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The First Lady is well-red in a pleated Micheal Kors dress, and pumps to match while meeting the Governor of Maryland.


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