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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