Michelle Obama in Jason Wu

Posted on January 22, 2013

FLO kept the style drama fairly low-key for the daytime events, but broke out the drama for the night.

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Inaugural Ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Michelle Obama wears a custom ruby chiffon gown with a plunging back and velvet details by Jason Wu accessorized with a handmade diamond embellished ring by Kimberly McDonald and shoes by Jimmy Choo.

And even then, it’s a curiously low-key kind of gown. Simple shape; classic neckline; little in the way of glitter of embellishment. To be honest, it took us a minute or two to get behind this one because we expected something a lot showier. But she was right to go in this direction. It’s declarative and eye-catching, plus it’s elegant and flatters the hell out of her.

And we can handle the bangs a lot better when she flips her hair out like that.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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