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Michelle Obama Kicks Off Her Stylish Trip to Europe

03/31/2009 at 06:05 PM ET

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As Barack and Michelle Obama embark on their first official trip to Europe, England is already buzzing about what the stylish First Lady will wear. And if her traveling outfits are any indication, this will be one chic trip across the pond. The First Lady departed the White House in a custom ivory tweed Thakoon coat over a black Michael Kors sheath paired with low Jimmy Choo heels. But like any intrepid traveler, she changed on Air Force One to make her entrance in England in a bold chartreuse Jason Wu sheath under a black Michael Kors coat. Since Michelle is already wearing designs from favorites like Wu (who also designed her Inaugural gown), can we expect to see Narciso Rodriguez and J. Crew pieces on this trip? And what about the traditional hat when meeting the Queen of England? Will she continue to bare her arms? We will have to wait and see — check back for updates throughout the week, and take a look back at all of Michelle’s style since the Inauguration at

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Christina J. on

I especially love those Jimmy Choo kitten heels!

Jill Emmett on

Our first lady is gorgeous! So nice to see her beautiful choices. Camelot is back!

Leigh on

I think Mrs. Obama has a very good sense of style. I wasn’t to happy with her choice of inaugural gowns but she’s made up for it since.

Tiffany on

I’m no fashion expert, but I will give it a try. That green dress is gorgeous! It minimizes her hips in a subtle way that creates an amazing silhouette. And the guy she is with isn’t half bad either :)

Bobbi Casparriello on

I love our first lady she has style and

AF on

She is amazing! Love her!

Amy on

Gorgeous, gorgeous woman.

karin on

I love her sense of fashion

Ehyse on

What a truly gorgeous and classy first couple. They sure do America and the White House proud!!! I firmly believe that the best is yet to come with the Obamas in office!

vmunoz on

There is no denying that Michele Obama has the style and grace of Jackie O. It is obvious Michele is to Barack, as Hillary was to Bill, the “strength” behind the President and last but not least Michele has the compassion for the underpriveledged, sick, and needy like the late Lady Diana. How lucky is the United States to have the first African American First Lady set the bar so high.


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