First Lady Style: Classiest Coats

Clear your closet for fall and add a few sophisticated toppers inspired by Mrs. O.

Celia L. Smith Oct, 22, 2012

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This Thom Browne beauty and bejeweled belt will go down in history as Mrs. O's best tailored topper and most memorable since it was worn for a very special occassion: the Presidential inauguration.

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Mrs. O "blue" us away in this electric Narcisso Rodriguez dress and matching coat that was so chicly brooched in signature First Lady fashion.

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Our jet-setting first lady is the epitome of fly! In the windy city she sports a gorgeous Duro Olowu tweed coat with 3/4 sleeves and leather gloves to complete the look. Hot!


During a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House for September 11th, the First Lady stands elegantly in an ombré Peter Som coat and matching dress.

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On Veterans Day, the First Lady brightened up somber weather in a teal belted J.Crew coat and matching Maria Pinto dress.

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Eggplant is a shade Mrs. O commonly sports in the fall, and here it adds personality to this simple button-front coat during a stroll with the family.

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Michelle Obama balances out a boldly printed scoop neck dress with a classic, tan trench coat. We love the classic collar and double-breasted detail.

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Mrs. O takes a walk on the bold side by pairing her pretty purple dress with a bright, blue knee length cardigan coat. The overall effect of this color-blocked ensemble is uber chic and right on trend!

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At a ribbon cutting ceremony, Mrs. O keeps things chic and sleek with this lovely pea-green wool coat that boasts an oversized shawl collar.

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Here, the First Lady bundles up in a navy coat with amazing detail: A-line silhouette, three quarter sleeve and double-breasted style.

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First Lady Michelle Obama waves to the audience in an exquisite orange brocade Isaac Mizrahi dress with matching topcoat.

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In the holiday spirit, the First Lady elevates a basic black coat by pairing a bold red dress underneath. We love the relaxed elegance of this knee length number.

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This light fall coat is one of our First Lady favorites. The clear corset-style belt ties together the sorbet dress and coat for a fab monochromatic ensemble.

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Mrs. O, flanked by two dashing soldiers, is the picture of elegance in this chic, classic wool coat worn with a contrast scarf.

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The rich, ruby hue of this silk blend knee-length coat transforms it into a stunning show stopper.

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This black and white Chanel-esque coat is reminiscent of Jackie-O, but Mrs. O adds her own flair by pairing it with a chic LBD, her signature pearls and pointy toe pumps.

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Even a solemn moment can’t distract from Mrs. O’s shining sartorial choices. This lovely pea coat stands out for it’s strong shoulders, traditional collar and edgy cut-out detail on the waistline. A pair of black leather gloves completes the look superbly.

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It’s not all wool coats and silk blends! Mrs. O shows that parka’s are just as preferred as she slips into a pretty black parka while gardening with students.

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The First Lady has sported this lovely Peter Som ombré purple sheath and matching knee-length coat on more than one occasion.

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This beautiful, black number has unexpected elements, like a double lapel and rounded shoulders, that make it a bold statement style.

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This Thakoon pussybow coat comes complete with a matching dress, which makes for a pretty set. The First Lady sports this style especially for the French First Family, who are just as stylish.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth II. Mrs. Obama opts for a stately black duchess stain opera coat designed by Jason Wu and her signature two-tiered pearl necklace to complement the President's sharp style.

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For the historic inauguration, Michelle Obama chose a lime green sheath dress and matching top coat by Isabel Toledo, with green gloves by J.Crew—a memorable moment.


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