Michelle Obama’s 65 Best Style Moments as First Lady

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Michelle Obama’s 65 Best Style Moments as First Lady
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Until recent years, most first ladies were revered for their loving support of their husbands’ taxing job, or their signature pillbox hats and oversized shades (no shade, Jackie O). But Michelle Obama, a commanding First Lady if there ever was one, has been in the spotlight not just at the behest of President Obama. Instead, the Harvard Law School graduate launched programs like Let’s Move!, aimed to end childhood obesity, and Let Girls Learn, an initiative to help girls around the world go to school. The outspoken FLOTUS also refused to stay quiet on the upcoming election, calling Trump “irrational” and saying that “someone who’s roaming around at 3 a.m. tweeting should not have their fingers on the nuclear codes.” (Ed note: Amen to that.)

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And while we’d never reduce Obama to her clothes, we’d be remiss to not recognize how her style—less stiff or seemingly calculated, more “I-look-good-but-have-better-things-to-worry-about—has helped shape her as both approachable and modern. Case in point: During her September 20 appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” she induced some serious style envy in a cut-out sleeveless mock-neck top with a pair of wide-leg Milly pants—but was just as well-spoken and personable as ever.

While she’s been killing it on the fresh vegetables and getting kids to exercise front, she has quietly snuck in as a top contender for best dressed first ladies—and the FLOTUS’ major fashion moment inspired us to take a look back at her best looks through her past eight years in the White House. Here, Michelle Obama’s best style moments of the presidency.

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In Washington, D.C., on January 12.

In Chicago on January 10.

In Washington, D.C., on December 12.

In Washington, D.C., on December 4.

In Washington, D.C., on December 1.

In Washington, D.C., on November 29.

In Washington, D.C., on November 14.

In Washington, D.C., on October 31.

In Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on October 28.

In Phoenix on October 20.

In Washington, D.C., on October 18.

At the state dinner at the White House on October 18, 2016.

In Philadelphia on September 28.

In New York City on September 20.

In New York City on September 19.

In Washington, D.C., on September 17.

In Washington, D.C., on September 8.

In Washington, D.C., on August 2.

In Washington, D.C., on August 2.

In Philadelphia on July 25.

In Washington, D.C., on July 19.

In Washington, D.C., on July 12.

In Madrid on July 1.

In Washington, D.C., on June 14.

In Washington, D.C., on May 5.

In Washington, D.C., on April 30.

In Madrid on June 30.

In London on April 22.

In Windsor, England, on April 22.

In Havana, Cuba, on March 28.

In Washington, D.C., on May 13.

In Orlando on May 8.

In Havana, Cuba, on March 21.

In Austin on March 16.

In Washington, D.C., on March 10.

In Washington, D.C., on March 10.

In Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on October 28, 2015.

In New York City on September 29, 2015.

In Washington, D.C., on September 25, 2015.

At Joint Base Matthews, Maryland, on September 22, 2015.

In Washington, D.C., on September 19, 2015.

In Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2015.

In Venice, Italy, on June 21, 2015.

In Venice, Italy, on June 19, 2015.

In Milan, Italy, on June 18, 2015.

In London on June 16, 2015.

In London on June 15, 2015.

In Washington, D.C., on April 28, 2015.

In Washington, D.C., on April 25, 2015.

In Newark, New Jersey, on March 28, 2015.

In Washington, D.C., on December 27, 2014.

In New York City on May 5, 2014.

In Washington, D.C., on May 3, 2014.

In Washington, D.C., on March 12, 2014.

In Washington, D.C., on August 28, 2013.

In Washington, D.C., on August 10, 2013.

In Washington, D.C., on December 8, 2013.

In Washington, D.C., on July 4, 2013.

In Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 2012.

In Washington, D.C., on November 21, 2011.

In Washington, D.C., on October 13, 2011.

In Washington, D.C., on September 14, 2011.

In Washington, D.C., on May 19, 2010.

In Washington, D.C., on February 25, 2009.

In Washington, D.C., on February 22, 2009.

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