Michelle Obama's 2009 Style Diary
The First Lady enjoyed a night out on the town in a multi-hued print dress. She added black and open-toe flats from Maison Martin Margiela.
The First Lady joined her husband in a Christmas Day celebration alongside members of the military and their families. For the festive event, Mrs. Obama wore a tiered Narciso Rodriguez sundress, bracelets and hoop earrings.
Mrs. Obama deplaned in Hawaii wearing a bold blue empire-waist dress with ruched sleeves. A traditional jasmine lei completed her look.
The First Lady volunteered in a double-breasted tweed peacoat and wide-leg trousers. Skipping bold brights, Mrs. Obama chose a subdued black and white color palette.
The First Lady revealed her famous arms in a V-neck gown by Isabel Toledo. She accented the retro-inspired design with sparkling bangles and hoop earrings.
The First Lady traversed the White House lawn in a camel and black ensemble by Narciso Rodriguez. She accessorized the look, which she previously wore to the Inaugural "We Are One" concert, with a cutout belt and knee-high flat boots.
The First Lady chose an ice-blue Azzedine Alaia gown for the formal event, emphasizing the design's beaded tiers with shoulder-dusting diamond earrings.
The consummate recycler announced the theme of "Reflect, Rejoice, Renew" at a press preview of the First Family's seasonal decor. Mrs. Obama wore a teal Michael Kors sheath at the festive event.
Mrs. Obama awaited the Indian Prime Minister and his wife in a silk-chiffon column gown by Naeem Khan. She played up the dress's sterling-silver sequins with diamond bangles and bejeweled custom earrings from Bochic.
Mrs. Obama attended the ceremony in the East Room wearing an origami-inspired Moschino sheath. She added a floral brooch to the dress's fabric rosette detail and finished the look with silver pumps.
The First Lady applauded women in the military, wearing a lavender dress from Anne Klein New York. The sheath dress featured a grosgrain waistband and a floral-print bodice.
Mrs. Obama stepped into the South High School library in Denver wearing an argyle Moschino cardigan over a mauve top. She accessorized the understated combo-which she added to black trousers-with a lavender belt and a stack of colored pearl bracelets.
The First Lady attended the wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in a turquoise ensemble. She belted a tweed J. Crew coat over a Maria Pinto sheath and added patent boots.
The First Lady wore an appropriately somber black dress and matching coat to meet with families of the soldiers impacted by the Fort Hood shootings.
The First Lady joked with her daughter in a characteristically tone-on-tone outfit. She topped cobalt jeans and a blue mixed-pattern top with a teal cardigan and added patent accessories.
Mrs. Obama braced herself against the autumn chill in a rust-hued trench over velvet trousers. She accessorized with black flats and oversize sunglasses.
Mrs. Obama hosted a practice competition at the Department of Energy wearing a Moschino jacket. She layered the brush-stroke piece over black basics and added a silver bow pin.
For a classical music concert in the East Room, the First Lady was elegantly attired in a fitted sheath from Talbots. She finished the look with bronze kitten heels and a stack of gold bangles.
The First Lady triumphed in another tonal look, including a cobalt dress (accessorized with a Moschino brooch), a teal cardigan and kelly-green heels. Perhaps she was inspired by the bright green sashes worn by her young visitors?
Mrs. Obama wore an official World Series sweatshirt and black jeans when she took in the first pitch of the opening game alongside legendary Yankee Yogi Berra. Dr. Jill Biden joined the pair in applauding the ceremonial throw by Retired Army Captain Tony Ordierna.
Mrs. Obama and Jill Biden met with breast cancer survivors for a discussion on ways to prevent and detect the disease. The First Lady wore a watercolor Moschino skirt and a gray sweater cinched at the waist with a lacy leather belt.
Mrs. Obama hosted a children's health event on the South Lawn wearing a twist-front Jason Wu top with a bright blue cardigan, cropped trousers and a stack of Loree Rodkin bracelets. The sleek outfit did not prevent the First Lady from hula-hooping, jumping rope and sprinting with her young guests.
For a speech to the federal agency, Mrs. Obama layered a black sweater over a white button-down and added a matching scroll-print skirt from J. Crew.
For a speech at the Florida Campus Compact's annual awards gala, Mrs. Obama wore a colorful print dress and gold bangles. She later topped the sheath with a J. Crew cardigan.
Mrs. Obama spoke on children's health care wearing a black cardigan and coordinating purple and black print skirt, both from Michael Kors. The First Lady added sparkle to the look with an oversize jeweled brooch.
The First Family exited St. John's Episcopal Church following a Sunday morning service. Mrs. Obama wore a salmon Moschino skirt with a matching top and an embellished animal-print cardigan, belted at the waist with a brown ribbon.
Mrs. Obama layered up for an after-dark event, topping lightweight sweaters in shades of purple with a Zero + Maria Cornejo jacket. The First Lady joined her husband and a group of middle school students to peer through a telescope on the South Lawn.
The First Couple celebrated their seventeenth wedding anniversary at the Blueduck Tavern in Washington D.C. Mrs. Obama accessorized a little black halter dress from Narciso Rodriguez with an electric-blue clutch, Jimmy Choo sandals and a sleek updo.
The First Lady topped her vintage-inspired Michael Kors metallic silk matelasse dress with a short-sleeved cardigan and added bronze kitten-heel pumps. Mrs. Obama wore the lemon-yellow sheath to meet Queen Margrethe and Prince Consort Henrik of Denmark.
Mrs. Obama chose an anything-but-fussy Thakoon suit for her entrance to Amalienberg Castle in Denmark. She belted the blue floral two-piece with a navy velvet sash and added a strand of pearls and silver kitten heels.
The First Lady landed in Copenhagen to meet with the Olympic Committee wearing a mix of patterns. She paired a tweed Jason Wu sheath with a polka-dot print jacket.
Wow! Mrs. Obama attended the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation event in an elaborately embellished shift from Jason Wu. She upped the sparkle with glittering black heels, dangling deco earrings and a wrist of diamond bangles.
The First Lady welcomed fellow spouses of the delegation wearing a geometric print design from Zero + Maria Cornejo. She cinched the wrap design with a studded Sacai belt.
Talk about traveling in style! The First Lady wore a peasant-style polka-dot design from Diane von Furstenberg for her plane trip to Pittsburgh. She added sleek silver flats to the teal and taupe shirtdress.
The First Lady joined her husband in New York City at the United Nations headquarters wearing a Michael Kors silk shantung suit. Mrs. Obama added diamond bangles and stud earrings to the sophisticated two-piece.
The First Lady joined a discussion on health care wearing a boldly patterned Diane von Furstenberg skirt with a button-down shirt, sage cardigan and wide belt.
The First Lady put a colorful new spin on the evening sheath in an oversize floral print dress and green pumps. Mrs. Obama attended the posthumous awarding of a military medal to Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti.
The First Lady strolled to a Chicago-led showcase (the Obama's hometown is making a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games), in a floral skirt topped with a lemon T-shirt, turquoise cardigan and purple studded belt. She finished the colorful look with green Jimmy Choo pumps.
For a somber moment of silence alongside her husband, the First Lady wore a fitted black sheath and cropped cardigan. She finished the look with patent flats and her signature strand of pearls.
The First Lady returned from a family trip to Camp David wearing a sleeveless wrap dress and flats. She finished the chic holiday look with oversize sunglasses in green and black.
Mrs. Obama paired a simple black dress with sleek toe-loop Martin Margiela sandals and an oversize tote. She added a stack of beaded bracelets and a shoulder-slung cardigan to her vacation look.
The First Lady accessorized a favorite ribbon-striped Sophie Theallet shirtdress with her Azzedine Alaia studded belt for a somber trip to Massachusetts for Senator Edward Kennedy's funeral.
The vacationing First Lady made her way to Air Force One wearing a banded white sundress from Sophie Theallet. She last chose this dress for a Ghanaian hospital visit.
The First Lady joined her husband in Arizona wearing a striped seersucker dress. The clever blue and white design incorporated handy pockets into the side seams.
Mrs. Obama wore a budget-friendly Merona print dress from Target for her visit to Arizona. The expert accessorizer added a signature studded belt.