The boring days of ho-hum hues are over. There’s a new lady in charge, and she’s stepping forward in befittingly bright colors. Michelle Obama sparkled in brightly colored dresses ranging from tangerine orange, turquoise, canary yellow and plum purple along the campaign trail. Playful patterns and fitted silhouettes made for standout fashions and added a punch of personality to what is often seen as politically correct garb.

Nail Michelle’s style statements with these looks.

Fossil “Madison”dress, $68, at












French Connection Oxidize it dress, $69.99, at





A.B.S. dark brown gabardine belted shift dress, $147, at










Tip: Pair a simple silhuette like this Signature Stretch Silk Knit Collection: Dropwaist Dress, $57.99, at, with a waist belt to accent sophisticated lines.










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Rachel Roy “Eddie” belted skirt suit, $679.99, at










McQ Arrow-Print Dress, $360, at













Chaiken Dropped Shoulder Dress, $236, at







Complete the look with an elegant “kitten” heel like this Nine West Highmore Pump, $69.99, at







Patricia Kitten Heel, $39.50, at