First Lady Style: Go Bold

Get inspired by Mrs. O's vibrant style.
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 29, 2011

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Michelle Obama shows off bold dance moves and equally bold color in this Zero + Maria Cornejo neon green tank.

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Mrs. Obama sports a perfectly pleated skirt with pops of color — a wonderful vacation piece.

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Michelle Obama brings sunshine yellow to Brazil in this outfit. Her Iranian Turquoise necklace by Lucifer vir Honestus adds a great contrast.

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A bright blouse by Zero + Maria Cornejo is the outfit of choice for Mrs. O as she departs Chile.

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Michelle Obama is pretty in a pink draped dress, topped off with her signature broach.

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This body-con sheath is beautiful on Mrs. O, as is her statement necklace!

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This pink Talbots sheath is a First Lady favorite — she’s worn the style on several occasions.

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Mrs. O wears the color-block trend well with this sorbet-colored ensemble.

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The First Lady is a beauty in a blue Isabel Toledo tunic set.

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This Peter Som mint blue dress was one of our favorites during Mrs. O’s tour of New Delhi, India.

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The clear PVC belt further emphasizes her monochromatic ensemble. Trés chic!

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Mrs. O is brighter than ever on stage in this orange shift.

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The First Lady pairs a bright yellow cardigan and orange belt with a bold printed dress that takes her look to the top.

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This simple dress, paired with statement earrings, shows off the sophisticated essence of Mrs. O’s style.

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This bold burnt orange suit is accented nicely with a printed ribbon belt which adds more spice to an already hot ensemble.

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Another look at the suit shows how gorgeous the bright color looks against Mrs. Obama’s skin.

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Mrs. Obama selects an exuberant orange skirt suit with a bright, printed blouse for her meeting with Nelson Mandela.

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We love this boldly striped Marc by Marc Jacobs dress Mrs. Obama wore at the end of the family’s South American trip.

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Mother and daughter serve matching style in a apricot colored skirt and top.

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The First Lady looks radiant in this bright pink cardigan.

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Here, she pairs her pretty printed Barbara Tfank dress with a gorgeous pink cropped swing jacket, also by Tfank.

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Mrs. Obama gets an “A” for this coral silk jacquard Rachel Roy sheath! She complimented it with Phillips Frankel amazonite and ruby earrings.

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This glam green gown by Michael Kors looks gorgeous on the First Lady.

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Mrs. O glows in this yellow, one shoulder Prabal Gurung dress.

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This yellow sheath provides the perfect pop of color, especially when accented with Mrs. O’s green flower brooch.

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Who else could make a monochrome greene Stephen Burrows suit look good but Michelle Obama? We love the green on green monochrome feel.

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Michelle Obama and wife of Vice President, Mrs. Joe Biden visit Sesame Street. We love that Mrs. O selected a ruched Jean Paul Gaultier top for this appearance.

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Michelle Obama brings lots of yellow sunshine to Brazil with this outfit, accented with an Iranian Turquoise necklace by Lucifer vir Honestus.

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Another look at the suit shows how gorgeous the bright color looks against Mrs. O’s skin.

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We love this Lady in red. Mrs. O’ commits to the color by wearing it from head to toe.

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This rich red belted cardigan is outstanding for its rich color and easy chic. One of our favorites!

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This electric blue dress is as simple as it is sophisticated. We love the First Lady’s classic pearls as an accent.

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We’re loving the First Lady’s printed draped dress (worn as a tunic) from the Gap. But what caught our eye? The lime green Lambertson Truex tote!

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We love the bright colored pattern on this A-line dress worn by Mrs. Obama. Special points for the stacked bracelets and earrings.

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Michelle Obama is pretty in this Preen ensemble. Take note of the gorgeous green pumps she pairs this blue skirt suit with. Kudos for the orange Cathy Waterman earrings which add an extra splash of color.

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Mrs. O looks flawless in this wool sheath dress and jacket, both by Michael Kors.

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This rich Calvin Klein sheath remains one of our favorite First Lady ensembles of 2010.

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The First Lady drapes her rich red Jason Wu silk dress with a signature cardigan by L’Wren Scott.

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We give a high five to the First Lady too for this vibrant red sheath!

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This shimmering, one shouldered blue gown looks splendid on our First Lady.

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This gorgeous Blue Ribbon Lace Dress is a 1950’s vintage piece from New York Vintage. We love the selection for Mrs. O’s trip to Chile.

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We’re in love with Mrs. O’s Roksanda Ilincic purple dress and bright blue wool coat by Narciso Rodriguez.

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This pretty, strapless, lilac gown shows off Mrs. O’s graceful shoulders and glowing skin.

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Mrs. O, with Mr. President, pairs her favorite Alaia belt and pearls with this knee length purple number.

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The rich contrast of yellow and green in this blouse pops in this photo of Mrs. O in South Africa.

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