Lupita Nyong’o, Sofia Vergara and Olivia Munn brought their fashion A-game to the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but all eyes were on First Lady Michelle Obama, who proved once again that she can do red carpet glamour as well as any Hollywood star.
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Barack Obama Picks Out Sweaters for His Girls at the Gap: 'I Think the Ladies Will Be Impressed by My Style Sense!'
One might think the most famous “dad jeans” wearer in the free world would be wary of being photographed inside a Gap, but not President Barack Obama.
While in Manhattan for some Democratic party fundraisers, the president stopped at one of the chain’s Midtown stores Tuesday to pick up a few souvenirs for the ladies back home (and to not-so-coincidentally make a plug for raising the minimum wage; he praised Gap for voluntarily doing so for its employees).
Michelle Obama has never been shy about making style waves as the First Lady, whether it’s by wearing H&M on the Today Show or admitting her bangs were a “midlife crisis.” But those are taking a backseat to this major fashion moment: Michelle Obama has crossed the jumpsuit threshold.
Several weeks ago, the Washington Post informed us that Obama was about to make jumpsuits happen, after she was reported to have worn one in red to her 50th birthday party. And she appears to be delivering on that promise, hitting the new Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in a flowy, silky black St. John number with a cowlneck. She added a wide black leather belt and pointed kitten heels, plus gold-and-gemstone earrings.
The First Lady was on The Tonight Show to promote her “Let’s Move” anti-childhood obesity campaign. After participating in a skit that had her feeding kale chips to Fallon and Will Ferrell dressed as teenage girls (a must-watch), she asked Americans to submit photos that show “how they move” on social media with the hashtag “#Letsmove.” She also hinted that the President and Vice President may be sharing “Let’s Move” photos of their own.
What do you think of this First Lady fashion first? Think we’ll be seeing more in this vein from Obama?
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If a style code exists for “First Lady formal attire,” Michelle Obama isn’t afraid to break it. The first lady follows her own sartorial rules (cool prints, fun colors, unique necklines … we could keep going), and frequently captivates the country (and social media!) with her unique choices. So in honor of her elegant gown at Tuesday’s black-tie affair (more on that in a sec), we rounded up some of her most memorable state dinner looks. Read More
There was lots to discuss in Tuesday night’s State of the Union, but since this is a style site, we’re going to get straight to the the style high point. No, not all the red-and-blue bipartisan ties, though those were very nice too. We’re talking, of course, about Michelle Obama‘s forest green ensemble, designed by Azzedine Alaïa. The dress had a fitted bodice and full skirt, made from the designer’s signature textured material and with bands of a deeper green fabric encircling the skirt. Her jacket was made to match, and she added a wide leather belt to the outfit. Everything else — from her center-parted hair to her jewelry — was kept simple.
We asked @stylewatchmag followers on Twitter what they thought of her look, and the result was overwhelmingly positive. Check out a sample of the responses below, and tell us your thoughts in the comments!
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One just got her AARP card, one’s had it for nearly half her life and one’s TV alter ego sometimes dresses like she might be up for her card soon. But these three very different women share one thing in common (besides Jan. 17 birthdays): They all have their own unique sense of style, which we’re celebrating today.
Michelle Obama is having quite the week! First she debuted sassy new highlights at a film screening in Washington, D.C. yesterday, and today, she wowed in a beautiful flared floral frock from Tracy Reese’s fall collection at the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington.
Re: the First Lady’s style choice, Reese said, “We are honored that the First Lady would choose to wear one of our designs during the celebration of such a deeply significant historical moment. Mrs. Obama’s radiance makes our dresses shine!”
Indeed. And you know what makes the black and red dress shine even more? The reflection from FLOTUS’ new shiny reddish locks.
Tell us: What do you think of the First Lady’s dress?