First Lady Style: Belt it Out!

Through thick or thin, Mrs. O tops her ensemble with the chicest belts ever!
Celia L. Smith Sep, 26, 2013

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We all know the First Lady is no stranger to re-working a look she loves. The Presidential Inauguration is initially where the FLOTUS fabulously flaunted that bejeweled J.Crew belt over a Thome Browne coat that fit to the "T."

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Michelle Obama

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Not only were we impressed by Michelle Obama standing radiantly in this Tracy Reese dress at the Let Freedom Ring Ceremony in DC, but so was the designer! "She's extremely feminine," Reese shared with us, "so she'll always accentuate the positives. She'll tie on a belt and she's got this incredibly tiny waist. I always feel like she's authentically Michelle Obama." We agree!

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Our fashionable First Lady shows her versatility in a minimal-chic button-down blouse by Zero+Maria Cornejo and bold Carolina Herrera skirt. But the look wouldn't be the same without her incredibly sleek gold belt.

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En route to Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC, Mrs. O accentuated her dainty Talbots dress with a wide patent leather belt that looks fab from the front, but the double buckle detail is even better from the back.

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We were wooed by this floral chiffon Jason Wu gown the First Lady wore in Senegal, and the delicate contrasting belt was a small but bold move.

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We're all wrapped up in this fuschia number cinched by this black perforated leather belt at the airport in Dallas, Texas. So lovely!

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As if First Lady Michelle Obama's flowery dress wasn't beautiful enough, she slips on a perfectly matching jeweled House of Lavande belt and looks super feminine on Memorial Day.

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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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Another Jason Wu number at the Department of Interiors finds itself wrapped in a patent Alaia belt for an edgier touch.

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Now here's how you spice up nude: mix in metallics! The First Lady did just that in a snake-print belt while visiting the Savoy elementary School in Washington.

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Mrs. O opts for a wardrobe re-work while visiting a Chicago high school, taking that same metallic belt to accessorize a formal silk shantung suit by Narciso Rodriguez.

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Our stylish First Lady is a champion for American designers, and this scarlet Michael Kors dress, complete with matching leather belt is the perfect representation.


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