No matter who wins this year's U.S. election, in a few short months, we'll say goodbye to one major perk of the past eight years, Michelle Obama's FLOTUS style. From her very first inaugural dress to her latest sparkly Versace gown, we've all been enamoured with the First Lady's inspiring fashion.
Like no First Lady before her, Michelle looked to support emerging designers and to pay respects to others through what she wore. In addition to her clever uses of sartorial opportunities, Michelle's colourful sense of style was also just plain fun to see. Whether she was dressed in Jason Wu or J.Crew, we could expect something bright, colourful, and creative from Obama. While there are still a few final opportunities left to take in her First Lady fashion, we're counting up eight reasons we'll miss her White House style. You know, if we're really lucky, she'll continue to have a high profile role and our obsession can legitimately continue. Read on for a look at what we’ll miss about Michelle Obama's First Lady style, and then shop pieces from the lines she loves.
she wears designers we love
On Michelle Obama: Jason Wu gown.
FLOTUS proved she's a fashion girl at heart, wearing pieces from designers that we love too.
her affinity for sparkle
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On Michelle Obama: Versace gown.
We know it, and Michelle does too—a little sparkle can make a big statement.
her off-duty style is memorable too
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On Michelle Obama: Tory Burch dress.
We can count on Michelle Obama to knock it out of the park at state functions, but when she's on vacation her style is equally chic.
She Supports designers on the rise
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On Michelle Obama: Brandon Maxwell gown.
Sure, she has an established old guard of designers at her beck and call (we imagine), but Obama has long given love to burgeoning talent—such as this new name storming through the eveningwear circuits.
She Isn't Afraid to Take Risks
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On Michelle Obama: Missoni dress.
One of the things that sets Michelle Obama apart is that she never shies away from eye-catching prints and bold colours. We'll miss seeing her touch down around the world in something fun.
she made fashion diplomatic
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On Michelle Obama: Kenzo dress.
One talent of Michelle Obama is her ability to give fashion a diplomatic twist. We'll miss seeing her thoughtfully choose to wear designers with significant ties to an event (like when she wore Kenzo in Japan).
the ball-gown moments
On Michelle Obama: Tom Ford gown.
From her inauguration gowns to her state dinner dresses, her iconic statement looks will remain forever on our minds.
her affordable picks
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On Michelle Obama: J.Crew sweater.
While the First Lady rocked designer pieces, she also had a soft spot for affordable brands like J.Crew and H&M.