First Lady Style: Michelle Obama's Signature Pieces

Our First Lady Michelle Obama has a classic all-American style. 

Check out the key pieces to mastering First Lady chic.
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 11, 2012

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At JFK airport in New York, Mrs. Obama works an array of colors topped by a bright yellow belted cardigan. Tip: Pairing contrast solid colors is a great way to make any look pop.

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The First Lady complements a beautifully beaded cardigan with delicate pearls.

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Michelle Obama arrives in DC in a stunning cross patterned A-line dress, a cropped cardigan and flats. Simply stunning. Tip: Cropped cardigans complement empire waist silhouettes best as they meet perfectly at the bust line.

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At the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards luncheon, the First Lady dons a lightly embellished animal print A-line dress.

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Even while promoting healthy living at Walgreens, our First Lady stays polished. This bow-front striped knit certainly livens things up.

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At the US Secret Service headquarters in Washington, Mrs. O is layered lovely in a pussy bow blouse.

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At Tampa International Airport in Florida, Michelle Obama greets children from John Sexton Elementary School in a chic floral print shift.

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In a custom Diane von Furstenberg shift dress, the First Lady makes quite a fashionable first impression meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington.

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The First Lady is cute in crimson at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. Love the gathered details of her A-line skirt.

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For an appearance on The Gayle King show, Mrs. O wears a fluid pleated dress. Pure perfection.


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