Michelle Obama's Fashion Evolution in Over 100 Looks
In case you've missed it, Michelle Obama is not playing any games when it comes to her style. Not only has she been an icon since she stepped in the White House, but the former First Lady was also serving up jaw-dropping looks back-to-back while promoting her book Becoming several years later in 2019. We're still trying to catch our breath after seeing her hit the stage with Sarah Jessica wearing those thigh-high Balenciaga boots. And who could forget how classy she looked in that white suit with those adorable Jimmy Choo cage booties?
But Michelle's style hasn't always leaned towards the trendy side. Remember when Barack was in office? While in the White House, Michelle stuck to timeless closet staples, but now we're getting a chance to see her experiment more, showing off her personality through her outfit choices. And we're here for it.
See exactly how Michelle Obama's style has evolved by taking a look back at her best fashion moments over the years.
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2019 - Sergio Hudson
For her appearance at the Essence Festival, Obama wore a belted blue sequin jumpsuit by Sergio Hudson.
A black suit gets a major upgrade with a crystal-embellished cape.
2019 - Dundas
For her Oslo Becoming stop, Obama opted for a suit by Peter Dundas with a green sash detail and embroidered lapels.
2019 - Stella McCartney
Michelle paired a Stella McCartney jumpsuit — appropriate for an event at London's O2 Arena — with a pair of patent black stilettos.
2019 - Acne Studios
For her stop in Stockholm, Obama chose a custom mint green suit from Acne Studios with a cropped jacket.
2019 - Stine Goya
The millennial pink suit Obama wore in Copenhagen is from up-and-coming brand Stine Goya.
2019 - Fe Noel
For her Becoming stop in Austin, Michelle chose a radiant peach-and-orange outfit from Fe Noel.
2019 - Elie Saab
This Elie Saab suit pulled double duty. Obama wore it to YouTube's BookTube event in Austin and Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour's Texas stop.
2018 - Cushnie
This rose color looks amazing on Obama, and we love how the Cushnie designers accented the silky blazer with a rope belt.
2018 - Balmain
Here's proof that a classic blazer and a pair of pants doesn't have to be boring. Obama stepped out for an episode of The Tonight Show in a striped Balmain suit.
2018 - Balenciaga
There's no doubt that people will be talking about this look for years to come, especially the glittery Balenciaga boots ($3,900; mytheresa.com).
2019 - Givenchy
Michelle Obama made a fashion-forward statement in a pair of Givenchy high-waisted pants and a military-inspired shirt from the brand's Spring 2019 collection.
2018 - Karen Walker
Obama gave us further proof that she's the queen of suits in a denim design by Karen Walker.
2018 - Christopher Kane
The crystal embellishments on this Christopher Kane blazer ($1,695; farfetch.com) added enough sparkle for Obama to keep jewelry to a minimum.
2018 - Adeam
This military wrap jacket by Adeam, with its asymmetric tail and peplum finishing, was made for Obama.
2018 - Jonathan Simkhai
The former FLOTUS stunned in a black pin-striped dress complete with round metallic embellishments paired with black pointed-toe ankle-strap pumps at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.
2017 - Jason Wu
For the president's farewell address in Chicago, the First Lady chose a navy lace Jason Wu dress. The frock has added significance, as Wu is also the man who designed her white one-shoulder gown for the Inauguration Ball in 2009.
2016 - Tracy Reese
While speaking at the Veterans Homelessness Summit, FLOTUS glowed in a cheery Tracy Reese floral-print dress, black pumps, and silver hoop earrings.
2016 - Atelier Versace
For her final White House State Dinner, Michelle Obama pulled out all the stops, making a show-stopping entrance in a custom rose gold Atelier Versace chainmail gown with a fitted bodice, drapery, and an asymmetric off-shoulder neckline, styled with Le Vian diamonds.
2016 - Giambattista Valli
FLOTUS glowed in a knit sleeveless dress that featured a chevron print crafted in black, white, gray, and pale blue colors. She topped the frock off with a thin black belt at her waist, a sparkling collar necklace, diamond drop earrings, and a pair of classic black pumps.
FLOTUS celebrated the fourth annual International Day of the Girl at an event in Washington, DC, wearing a black, white, and yellow floral print dress that she paired with leather pumps and drop earrings.
2016 - Self-Portrait
FLOTUS wore a knee-length Self-Portrait dress with a black and white floral pattern and a splash of green on her right hip at Broadway Shines a Light on Girls' Education. A black mesh neckline highlighted her toned arms.
2016 - Naeem Khan
The First Lady stunned in a strapless Naeem Khan ball gown which featured a dramatic sweetheart neckline, a full skirt, and an eye-catching pattern of hand-painted gold leaf on black tulle at the Phoenix Awards Dinner.
2016 - Brandon Maxwell
2016 - Naeem Khan
The FLOTUS welcomed Singapore's Prime Minister and his wife to the White House in a brilliant yellow Naeem Khan dress covered in floral embellishments.
2016 - Christian Siriano
2016 - Creatures of the Wind
For the 3rd Annual Beating the Odds Summit, the FLOTUS kept it simple and chic in a navy blue floral-print Creatures of the Wind dress with fringe accents. She completed her ensemble with statement earrings.
The First Lady held her fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' State Dinner at the White House wearing a white Barbara Tfank dress with black piping and tiny bows on the shoulders.
2016 - Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
The First Lady looked ever so chic as she departed Madrid, Spain, in this black floral dress with an overlapping white graphic print.