Michelle Obama Look for Less: The Inauguration Sheath

While many female politicos button up regularly in business-like suits, honorary budget fashionista Michelle Obama stands out for her penchant for fab dresses—particularly the sheath dress—which she’s taken from a throw-back to Jackie O., to a modern power-dressing statement. Of course we know that Mrs. O doesn’t always pay something akin to the gross national debt for her frocks (see the Michelle Obama View dress for exhibit number one) and you don’t have to either. We’ve picked five sheaths, and then one hot and super-budget cocktail dress (because we just couldn’t help ourselves), that make us feel like we could conquer the White House too. Were it not for all that pesky security.

1. Alfani Sheath Dress, $49.50, Macy’s

2. Signature Ponte Knit Collection Belted Sheath Dress, $49, Spiegel

3. Worthington Belted Sheath, $34.99, JCPenney

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4. Maggy London Stretch Satin Sheath, on sale $76.90, Nordstrom.

5. David Meister Bubble Sleeve Sheath Dress,  $147.90, Nordstrom (right, not super cheap, but regularly $248)

6. Woman’s Ferrera Cocktail Dress,  $29.88, Wal-Mart.