Michelle Obama went for an entirely new look for her Inaugural day style, with newly cut, eyebrow grazing bangs, clean makeup with a light lip and a menswear inspired dress and coat in dark grey and black. It is a severe look with every inch of the body covered, the high collared neck, sharp shoulders and long sleeves in dark grey and black, cinched belt and high grey boots. Thom Burton designed this outfit, an American mens and womenswear designer who did a dress for the First Lady during the second Presidential debate. Our First Lady looked impeccably put together and very modern, the only piece of the look keeping the whole style from being timeless is her choice of straight cut bangs. Both Malia ( J. Crew ) and Sasha ( Kate Spade ) were wearing deeply saturated colored coats and looked like two bright flowers next to their mother. The belt on Michelle’s dress was on for part of the day, and off for the rest. She likes versatility just like the rest of us!
ModCloth has this military style jacket in dark grey for $47.99
Wear a pair of brightly colored gloves like Mrs. Obama’s from $39.99
During the swearing in, Mrs. Obama wore Reed Krakoff- who raves about Mrs. Obama’s impeccable tastes- in a beautiful blue shift dress and cardigan, with lined eyes and a light but lovely pink lip.
Black silky shift? For cheap and in the style of Mrs. Obama…here!
And black fitted cardy to go? Eddie Bauer for $19.99.
Michael Kors designed this sparkly, chic bottleneck dress. Our First Lady looks fantastic in her Inauguration evening style with intricate silver bangles as her only accessory.
ModCloth has the same style in gold for $49.99!
Add some silver bangles from as low as $2.99 at Forever 21- buy five in silver but all different styles.
This startling and beautiful red dress from Jason Wu is glorious on Michelle Obama! She wears it with the same silver bangles as earlier in the day.
Consider this beautiful red dress at only $33.42 from Asos. At this price, you can take a risk!