Michelle Obama FLOTUS Style Retrospective: The Dresses, Part Two

Posted on January 19, 2017

As we said in Part One of our FLOTUS dress retrospective (FLOTUS gown and FLOTUS coat retrospectives are also to be found), what strikes us most when we look at the span of dresses and separates she wore over the last eight years, is how hard she was working while she wore them. These were her work clothes They got more and more adventurous over time (the last dress in this post is a FAR cry from the first dress in the previous one), but they were always in service to some goal or message she was trying to get across. She almost never gets credit for this, but she really was the first First Lady to take an executive’s approach to the job. Hillary was a lawyer-FLOTUS through and through, but Michelle thought like a goal-oriented manager and you can see it in her style approach.

So thank you for all your hard work, Shelley O. You’ve more than earned a rest but we can’t wait to see what you do next.

 

March 2012, Preen

 

June 2012, Boy. By Band of Outsiders

 

July 2012, Chris Benz

 

July 2012, J. Mendel

 

August 2012, Bibhu Mohapatra

 

November 2012, Michael Kors

 

September 2012, Tracy Reese

 

December 2012, Cushnie et Ochs

 

January 2013, Reed Krakoff

 

January 2013, Thom Browne

 

June 2013, Carolina Herrera

 

August 2013, Tracy Reese

 

March 2014, Naeem Khan

 

July 2014, Tanya Taylor

 

January 2015, Michael Kors

 

March 2015, Zac Posen

 

June 2015, Donna Karan

 

June 2015, Christopher Kane

 

June 2015, Preen

 

June 2015, Mary Katrantzou

 

December 2015, Michael Kors

 

January 2016, Narciso Rodriguez

 

March 2016, Naeem Khan

 

March 2016, Carolina Herrera

 

April 2016, Oscar de la Renta

 

July 2016, Christian Siriano

 

September 2016, Gucci

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