Michelle Obama has kept us ogling her fashion choices since she first emerged into the national spotlight during her husband's presidential campaign in 2008. From elegant gowns to colorful casual wear, her style keeps us captivated. Click through to see the many looks of Michelle Obama.
First lady style: Michelle Obama fashion photos
Michelle Obama has kept us ogling her fashion choices since she first emerged into the national spotlight during her husband's presidential campaign in 2008. From elegant gowns to colorful casual wear, her style keeps us captivated. Click through to see the many looks of Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama wore a colorblocked print dress as she entered the East Room at the White House on Feb. 25, 2014, to announce proposed guidelines for local school wellness policies during an event.
Mrs. Obama wore a bright floral dress at a screening of "The Trip To Bountiful" at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Feb. 24, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
"The Trip to Bountiful" is a TV version of the Tony award-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Footes play.
Mrs. Obama was cool and chic in a black St. John jumpsuit for an appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 20, 2014. The first lady also took part in a hilarious skit with Fallon and WIll Ferrell.
Mrs. Obama wore an artful look as she was escorted by Rose Cameron, CEO and founder of WAT-AAH!, a line of bottled water targeted to kids and teens, to view the "Taking Back the Streets" art exhibit at the New Museum, in New York on Feb. 20, 2014.
Mrs. Obama stunned in a Carolina Herrera ball gown to welcome French President Francois Hollande as he arrived for a state dinner on Feb. 11 at the White House.
The dress featured a hand-sewn black beaded top with embroideryapplique and a blue silk skirt with inverted pleats.
Michelle Obama, French President François Hollande, and President Obama.
The dramatic ball gown featured a billowing skirt.
Mrs. Obama wore a bold red coat as she and the president arrived for the official welcome ceremony for French President Francois Hollande on the South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 11, 2014.
The coat featured a flared skirt.
Mrs. Obama, French President Francois Hollande, and President Obama waved to the crowd during a greeting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 11, 2014.
Mrs. Obama wore a gray and white floral print dress as she attended the National Prayer Breakfast with the president in Washington, D.C.,on Feb. 6 2014.
Michelle Obama wore a forest green Azzedine Alaia dress and cropped jacket to the 2014 State of the Union. Pictured: Mrs. Obama waved as she stood next to US Army Ranger Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg, who was injured while serving in Afghanistan, prior to President Obama's speech on Capitol Hill on Jan. 28.
Michelle Obama was cool in a navy blue dress and matching shoes as she participated in an event on college opportunities at the Eisenhower Executive Office building on Jan. 16, 2014.
The first lady's Jason Wu gown, which she wore to the inaugural balls for President Obama's second term, were put on display at the Smithsonians National Museum of American History in Washington on Jan. 14, 2014.
The gown and shoes worn by Mrs. Obama are on a special one-year loan from the White House for the centennial of the First Ladies exhibition at the Smithsonian and the museum's 50th anniversary.
Mrs. Obama wore a casual black and white outfit as she talked with members of the military and their families during a Christmas dinner in Hawaii, on Dec. 25, 2013.
President and Mrs. Obama greeted military personnel at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii. The first family was in Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation.
Mrs. Obama sported a colorful Tracy Reese dress and she and the president disembarked Air Force One on Dec. 20, 2013, in Honolulu.
Mrs. Obama paired a multi-strand pearl necklace with a grey dress as she and President Obama met with a group of mothers to discuss health care reform in the Oval Office of the White House on Dec. 18, 2013.
Mrs. Obama again wore her white J. Mendel embroidered top and silk skirt as she posed for holiday pictures with President Obama and their daughters Sasha (right) and Malia alongside children dressed up as elves on Dec. 15, 2013. The children were patients at Children's National Medical Center on Dec. 15, 2013, and took part in the taping of TNT's Christmas in Washington at the National Building Museum.
Mrs. Obama wore a stunning green flowy gown by Marchesa and she accompanied the president to the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors reception on Dec. 8, 2013.
Mrs. Obama wore a grey and white floral print dress at an holiday arts and craft event welcoming military families and children at the White House on Dec. 4, 2013.
Mrs. Obama was casual chic in dress pants and an argyle sweater as she walked with daugthers Sasha (second from right) and Malia and the family dogs Bo and Sunny to receive the White House Christmas tree on Nov. 29, 2013.
The president and Mrs. Obama arrived at the Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 20, 2013. Mrs. Obama wore a Jason Wu custom red organza tweed flounce dress for the occasion.
Mrs. Obama honored veterans at Disney's Boardwalk Resort on Nov. 14, 2013, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. She wore a Narciso Rodriguez dress. Pictured: Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger and Michelle Obama addressed the audience at Disney's first-ever "Veterans Institute" workshop a day-long seminar designed to help companies build effective veteran-hiring programs.
Mrs. Obama wore a mixed print wrap dress as she took part in a conversation with the 10th grade class at Columbia Heights Educational Campus on Nov. 12, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Obama was colorful in a tank and embroidered skirt by Naeem Khan and a garland of jasmine flowers during the White House Diwali celebration on Nov. 5, 2013. Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Hindu holidays.
Mrs. Obama was festive in orange and black as she gave out treats to children on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 31, 2013. President and Mrs. Obama welcomed local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat for Halloween.
Mrs. Obama wore a colorblock Narciso Rodiguez dress as she sat with Sesame Street's Elmo (left), and Rosita in an event to help promote fresh fruit and vegetable consumption to kids in the State Dining Room of the White House on Oct. 30, 2013.
Mrs. Obama kept it casual as she harvested carrots from the White House Kitchen Garden alongside area school children on Oct. 30, 2013.
Mrs. Obama and the rest of the first family wore their Sunday best to attend church services at Saint John's Episcopal Chuchon Oct. 27, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Obama wore a deep purple Azzedine Alaïa dress.
Wearing a sleeveless navy blue shirtdress and her go-to black Azzedine Alaia belt, Mrs. Obama hosted a back-to-school event at Orr Elementary School on Sept. 6, 2013, in Washington, D.C. She was joined by track and field Olympic champion Allyson Felix (left), Washington, D.C., Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, North America Reebok President Uli Becker, and former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal
Mrs. Obama wore a purple Tracy Reese dress as she sat with daughter, Malia, and President Obama and met with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban a year earlier, in the Oval Office on Oct. 11, 2013.
The first lady wore a blue and white sheath dress by Carolina Herrera as she attended a luncheon for first ladies at the Studio Museum in Harlem on Sept. 24, 2013. Pictured: Mrs. Obama greeted Yoo Soon-taek, wife of UN Secretary Genaral Ban Ki-moon.
Mrs. Obama wore a custom blue multi tweed sheath dress from Jason Wu as she spoke about food marketing to children in the State Dining Room of the White House on Sept. 18, 2013.
Mrs. Obama wore a vibrant floral dress to the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream ” speech. The embellished flared frock is by designer Tracy Reese, who said “We are honored that the First Lady would choose to wear one of our designs during the celebration of such a deeply significant historical moment. Mrs. Obama’s radiance make our dresses shine!”
Pictured: President Obama stood with his wife Michelle and former presidents Jimmy Carter (second from left) and Bill Clinton during the ceremony.
Mrs. Obama wore a bright mixed print Duro Olowu dress at a screening of "The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights," at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 27. The screening was a part of celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Mrs. Obama waved to the crowd in a bright printed Prabal Gurung top at the US Open Tennis Arthur Ashe Kids' Day in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Tennis star Serena Williams (left) was also on hand for the event on Aug. 24, 2013.
Mrs. Obama paired her top with crisp white pants. Pictured from left to right: Denis Kudla, Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams, Jack Sock, first lady Michelle Obama, center, Melanie Oudin, Donald Young, Christina McHale, Ryan Harrison, and Madison Keys, pose for a photograph at the 18th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the unofficial kickoff to the 2013 US Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Mrs. Obama wore a Narciso Rodriguez print dress as she and the president arrived at the White House on Aug. 19, 2013 after the first family's vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
Michelle Obama wore a black-and-white dress as she attended the ceremony to present the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award in the East Room of the White House on July 15, 2013.
Barbara Bush (left) and Michelle Obama walked to the event together.
Michelle Obama was bright in yellow and all smiles she was introduced at the kids' state dinner in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2013. The event recognized 54 winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches representing all US states, three territories, and the District of Columbia.
The event recognized 54 winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches representing all US states, three territories, and the District of Columbia.
Michelle Obama wore an ombre floral dress as she and the president prepared to host a Fourth of July barbecue for military heroes and their families on the South Lawn of the White House on July 4, 2013.
Prints were on display during a trip to Tanzania as the country's first lady, Salma Kikwete (right) escorted Michelle Obama on July 2, 2013 before the departure of Air Force One at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam. Mrs. Obama wore a Jason Wu silk chiffon dress.
The Bushes were also in town in Tanzania. Michelle Obama and Laura Bush laughed as they participated in the African First Ladies Summit: Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa, hosted by the George W. Bush Institute on July 2, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Michelle Obama went with a bright-colored skirt as she arrived for an official dinner with President Obama and Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 1, 2013.
Michelle Obama wore a colorful dress with a bold print at an arrival ceremony at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Pictured: Obama and Tanzanian first lady Salma Kikwete stood together to be photographed.
Pictured from left to right: Tanzanian first lady Mama Salma Kikwete, Tanzanian President Jakaya Nyerere, President Obama, and Michelle Obama waved to the crowd.
Michelle Obama greeted the large crowd at the ceremony.
Michelle Obama was casual as she accompanied the president on a tour of Robben Island on June 30, 2013, in South Africa. Robben Island is a historic apartheid-era prison that held black political prisoners including former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Michelle Obama wore fiery colors at an official dinner at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 29, 2013. Pictured from left to right: Mrs Obama, President Obama, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, South African first lady Thobeka Madiba-Zuma at an official dinner.
Michelle Obama stood during the US National Anthem at the dinner. She accessorized her look with a chunky gold statement necklace.
Michelle Obama mixed and matched prints as she attended a virtual discussion event with youths at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg on June 29, 2013.
Teenagers from around South Africa as well as students joining virtually in cities around the United States participated in the event, which was organized in conjunction with African youth, MTV Base, and Google + to highlight the importance of education.
Michelle Obama wore a yellow floral print as she and the president boarded Air Force One in Dakar, Senegal, to depart for South Africa on June 28, 2013.
Michelle Obama wore crisp summer florals during a trip to Senegal where she spent time with the country's first lady, Marieme Faye Sall, during a visit to the all-girls Martin Luther King Middle School on June 27, 2013 in Dakar.
Michelle Obama and Mariame Faye Sall, first lady of Senegal, met in the Presidential Palace.
Michelle Obama wore a graphic black-and-white dress as she arrived in Dakar on June 26, 2013. President Obama opened business on a long-awaited African tour by paying homage to people swept into the slave trade and highlighted Senegal's democracy with President Macky Sall. The weeklong three-nation visit was meant to honor unfulfilled hopes for America's first black president in Africa, but was overshadowed as antiapartheid icon Nelson Mandela appeared to slip closer to death.
Michelle Obama wore an ombre stripped skirt and simple tank as she made her way with daughter Sasha to board Marine One on June 26, 2013.
The first family departed for Senegal on the start of a weeklong tour of Africa.
Michelle Obama stood out in her intricately designed dress during a trip to Berlin. Pictured from left to right: Michelle Obama, President Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and her husband Joachim Sauer arrived for a state dinner in Berlin, on June 19, 2013.
It was all smiles for Michelle Obama at the airport in Berlin as she prepared to board Air Force One on June 19, 2013.
President Obama's first presidential visit to Berlin came nearly 50 years to the day after John F. Kennedy landed in a divided Berlin at the height of the Cold War and told encircled westerners in the city "Ich bin ein Berliner," a powerful signal that America would stand by them.
In a casual black-and-white colorblocked ensemble, Michelle Obama showed daughter Sasha a crack for placing a rose at the Berlin Wall memorial on June 19, 2013.
Michelle Obama wore a sharp suit with a pop of color during a visit to The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on June 17, 2013. The visit came as President Obama attended the G8 Summit in Lough Erne in Northern Ireland.
It was a casual affair for Michelle Obama on May 28, 2013, as she prepared flat bread pizza with vegetables harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden with children from two New Jersey communities that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Obama was joined by all the children who helped plant the garden last April, including students from Somerville, as well as Knox County, Tenn., Milton, Vt., and Washington.
Michelle Obama wore a colorful printed dress at the Decatur House, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site and home to the National Center for White House History. She accompanied schoolchildren as they performed part of a play on May 22, 2013.
Michelle Obama was radiant in a floral print Prabal Garung dress as she prepared for an event with Prince Harry to honor military families at the White House on May 9, 2013.
The flared A-line cut and floral print are a perfect fit for spring and right on trend. In fact, the president’s wife has even worn this dress before.
Michelle Obama stayed chic in an embellished Tory Burch top during a book signing event at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 2013. She signed copies of her book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America."
The top was paired with a gray and gold pleated skirt and several gold bangles.
Michelle Obama spoke during the book signing event.
Michelle Obama sparkled in a custom black cap-sleeve gown by designer Monique Lhuillier at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on April 27, 2013. The president’s wife was joined by host and table-mate Conan O'Brien. The designer tweeted, "I am honored @MichelleObama is wearing me to the White House correspondence dinner tonight !! She looks amazing!!!" Read more.
Michelle Obama was chic in a sleek monotone dress and blazer as she sat with President Obama and former first lady Barbara Bush (right) at the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013, in Dallas. Read more.
Michelle Obama was bold in a red pleated dress and matching red belt and heels as she greeted Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on the steps of the State House in Annapolis, Maryland on April 17, 2013. Mrs. Obama topped the look off with two-strand pearls. During her visit she attended a bill signing and met with midshipmen at the US Naval Academy.
Michelle Obama kept it cool in a gray suit as she met with students at Harper High School in Chicago on April 10, 2013. The first lady stressed educatio, telling the students the best thing they could do in life "is really be serious about education." She told them that if they stay focused they "can make it happen."
Michelle Obama was perfectly colorblocked in a yellow suit paired with a melon-colord blouse. The first lady hosted a workshop called "Soulsville, USA for students on April 9, 2013, which included guests such as musicians Samuel Moore, Mavis Staples, and Justin Timberlake,
Michelle Obama kept it casual during an interview with Paula Ebben of WBZ Boston in the East Garden of the White House following the Spring White House Kitchen Garden planting on April 4, 2013.
The event was the fifth annual planting of the White House Kitchen garden, where many kids helped tend to the garden.
Mrs. Obama was crisp and spring-ready in a white floral print dress and matching jacket by Prabal Garung as she walked with her daughter Sasha after Easter services at St. John's Episcopal Church on March 31, 2013.
The bold floral print design continued on the back of Mrs. Obama's coat, matching her dress perfectly.
Mrs. Obama was monochromatic in shades of purple at a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at Walter Reed national Military Medical Center on March 20, 2013. The first family's dog Bo also participated in the event.
The first lady graced the April 2013 cover of Vogue magazine wearing a royal blue dress by Reed Krakoff. This is the second time Mrs. Obama has been on the cover of Vogue.
Mrs. Obama was shimmering in a silver Naeem Khan dress for the 2013 Oscars where she announced the Best Picture Oscar for "Argo" live from the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Feb. 24, 2013.
Mrs. Obama emerged at the inaugural ball in velvet and chiffon as a bona fide trendsetter. She wore a custom-made, ruby red, Jason Wu gown. The red halter dress was the only one Wu submitted for Mrs. Obama’s consideration. He collaborated with jeweler Kimberly McDonald on the jeweled neckline. “For this occasion, it had to be real diamonds,” Wu said.
Following the inauguration of President Obama, Mrs. Obama led a very fashionable parade wearing a navy-silk, checkered-patterned coat and dress by Thom Browne on Jan. 21.
The outfit, which was accented with plum-colored leather gloves, was specifically designed for Mrs. Obama. The rest of Mrs. Obama's Inauguration Day outfit included a belt from J. Crew, necklace by Cathy Waterman and a cardigan by Reed Krakoff. Read more about Mrs. Obama’s inaugural fashion.
On Jan. 17, 2013, Mrs. Obama's office tweeted this photo of her greeting David Hall, one of eight citizen co-chairs for the Inauguration, causing quite a stir as the picture showed something a little different about her: She had a new 'do complete with sharp bangs.
Michelle Obama glowed in a gold lamé Michael Kors dress at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 2. The full-length gown is from Kors's 2013 resort collection.
Michele Obama beamed in a Michael Kors magenta silk chine pin-tucked dress as she stepped on stage for her husband's victory speech on Election Night. Mrs. Obama topped off her dress with a black shrug that showed a peek of a vintage pink brooch from House of Lavande.
Malia Obama (left) and Sasha Obama also beamed in colorful A-line skirts, wearing electric-blue and an abstract-print green respectively.
Michelle Obama stepped out in a two-toned dress by Tracy Reese and pink J. Crew pumps at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4, 2012 where she addressed delegates in a prime-time speech.
The pink and blue dress also featured a subtle print and gold detailing.
Michelle Obama wore a colorful print at a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Aug. 22, 2012 where she addressed supporters of President Obama.
Michelle Obama wore a red and white checkered dress as she and the president addressed supporters in Davenport, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 2012.
Michelle Obama was bright in a yellow print dress with ruffles during a taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Aug. 13, 2012.
Michelle Obama wore a black and white floral dress to speak with supporters in Fort Washington, Pa., on Aug. 9, 2012.
Mrs. Obama was stunning in a J. Mendel jacket and skirt ensemble at a pre-Olympic reception at Buckingham Palace on July 27, 2012.
The embroidered jacket, which came with a heftly price tag, and pleated skirt were from the 2013 J. Mendel resort collection.
Mrs. Obama wore patriotic colors at a Team USA athletes breakfast in London on July 27, 2012 as part of her visit to the Olympics.
Mrs. Obama wore a bright patterned dress as she addressed supporters during a campaign event for the president at the University of Central Florida on July 10, 2012.
Mrs. Obama wore a bright summer dress as she headed to the South Lawn of the White House with President Obama for an annual picnic for members of Congress on June 27, 2012.
Mrs. Obama colorblocked with bright colors at Mom's Apple Pie Bakery on June 7, 2012 in Occoquan, Va., where she greeted local residents. She paired her outfit with a Jason Wu for Target handbag.
Mrs. Obama was party-ready as she discussed the White House garden in an interview with the Associated Press on June 5, 2012.
Mrs. Obama stepped out wearing varying hues of blue and green as she left an event at Sidwell Friends School on May 30, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Michelle Obama wore a bright red frock and pearls on stage as the president spoke to troops, veterans, and military families at the Third Infantry Division Headquarters at Fort Stewart.
Michelle Obama rocked a cool look as she attended Nickelodeon's 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on March 31, 2012.
Obama was rocker-chic as she took the stage at the awards show.
Michelle Obama appeared on the "Late Show" with David Letterman on March 19, 2012, in a bold colorblock dress. Mrs. Obama dished with Letterman about life in the White House, raising her daughters, and a recent visit she made to Target.
Obama wore a Zac Posen dress and jacket for the official arrival of the British prime minister and his wife in Washington, D.C.
Samantha Cameron, wife of Prime Minister David Cameron, and Obama watched the official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on March 14, 2012.
Obama shone in a flowing blue dress as she walked with the president through the Cross Hall to the East Room of the White House on Feb. 29, 2012. The Obamas hosted a dinner for members of the US armed forces who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Obama glowed in an asymmetrical gown in the State Dining Room of the White House on Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C. Obama and her husband hosted the 2012 Governors Dinner, which coincides with the yearly meeting of the National Governors Association.
Obama's cream-colored gown featured crystal embellishments.
Known for mixing low-cost mass retail items with high-end designs, Michelle Obama stepped out in a $39.99 chiffon floral print Jason Wu for Target dress in Orlando on Feb. 10. The designer's line for Target quickly flew off the shelves earlier this month when it launched on Feb. 5, 2012. Mrs. Obama first put Wu on the map when she selected his ivory floor-length gown to wear for President Obama's inauguration ball in 2009.
Mrs. Obama wore a sharp cobalt blue sheath dress at President Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 24, 2012.
Mrs. Obama waved from the first lady's box where she was joined by Captain Mark Kelly (right), husband of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot last year.
Michelle Obama was picture perfect in a chic black dress as she, President Obama, and their daughters Sasha (right) and Malia posed for a family portrait in the Oval Office of the White House on Dec. 11, 2011.
Obama wore a bright purple dress as she spoke to a group of high school students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 8, 2011.
Mrs. Obama was sharp in a crisp blue and black ensemble on Oct. 13, 2011 in Washington D.C.
Obama and South Korean first lady Kim Yoon-ok (right) attended an arrival ceremony for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the White House.
Michelle Obama was stunning in a flowing deep purple gown designed by Korean-American Doo-Ri Chung at the White House state dinner for the South Korean president on Oct. 13, 2011.
President and Michelle Obama stood with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (second from right) and Kim Yoon-ok as they welcomed them to the state dinner.
Michelle Obama was radiant in a shimmery green dress as she and the president attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 34th Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center on Sept. 14, 2011.
Emerald green drop earrings added more glamour to Mrs. Obama's look.
First lady Michelle Obama walks off of the stage in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, after speaking during the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards luncheon. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Mrs. Obama accessorized her look with unique pair of earrings.
Mrs. Obama kept it casual and comfortable as she entered the Jubilee House during a taping of Extreme Makeover Home Edition in Fayetteville, N.C., on July 21, 2011.
Mrs. Obama wore a structured wrap dress to an an event on healthy food in the East Room of the White House on July 20, 2011.
The president's wife paired her dress with pointed-toed metallic heels.
Metallic bangles also accented the look.
Mrs. Obama donned a bright red suit while attending a performance by traditional dancers as she arrived in Gaborone, Botswana, on June 24, 2011.
Mrs. Obama wore a sequined column gown by Naeem Khan for a state dinner on June 7, 2011. Pictured, President and Mrs. Obama arrived to greet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband, Joachim Sauer, at the White House.
Michelle Obama accessorized her dress with an assortment of chunky gold and silver bangles by jewelry designer Alexis Bittar.
President and Mrs. Obama looked like royalty in their regal black tie attire as they waited to welcome Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a reciprocal dinner at Winfield House in London on May 25, 2011.
Mrs. Obama was on the latest Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List. A four-year veteran of the list, she was named for the first time as part of a best-dressed couple, although President Obama had been named on his own on the list once in 2009.
During a visit to the Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen on Oct. 2, 2009, Mrs. Obama wore a cheerful yellow dress by Michael Kors as she and Danish Crown Prince Frederik (left) and Princess Mary looked at tapestries.
Mrs. Obama strode into an arrival ceremony with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, wife of the French president, on June 6, 2009, wearing a crisp white Michael Kors coat and wide Givenchy belt over a Narciso Rodriguez dress.
Mrs. Obama wore a long white gown by Tom Ford with long gloves to visit Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (left) and Prince Philip in Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2011. Both she and the president immersed themselves in the grandeur of the royal family.
The president's wife wore a colorful Basso & Brooke off-shoulder beaded top during "An Evening of Poetry, Music and the Spoken Word" in the East Room of the White House on May 12, 2009. President and Mrs. Obama spoke before the evening festivities to celebrate art and culture.
Mrs. Obama wore a hot pink body-hugging Michael Kors dress and a sparkly, bold St. Eramus necklace to the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner on May 9, 2009, at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington. Pictured, the president's wife chatted with photographer Doug Mills of The New York Times during the event.
Mrs. Obama addressed the audience during Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Gala in New York City on May 5, 2009, wearing a sleek black Michael Kors gown with a Peter Soronen corset belt.
Mrs. Obama glowed in a strapless silver, embroidered gown by Indian born desinger Naeem Khan as she and the president attended the White House state dinner for India on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. The first lady paired the looked with traditional Indian bracelets.
Mrs. Obama wore a mix of patterns and textures in this cream-colored ensemble featuring a belted J. Crew cardigan and a skirt by Rachel Roy. Mrs. Obama spoke at a preview of the dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House on Nov. 24, 2009. Also pictured, former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers (left) and and White House Curator William Allman.
Mrs. Obama appeared on the cover of Glamour magazine's "Women of the Year Issue" in 2009 wearing a festive red dress and statement necklace with ribbon details.
For her official White House portrait, Mrs. Obama went with a classic black dress by Michael Kors.
Mrs. Obama dazzled in a one-shoulder white gown by Jason Wu at the Neighborhood Ball on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. The ball was the first of 10 the new president and his wife attended following his inauguration ceremony. Beyonce performed as the president and Mrs. Obama had their first dance.
Michelle Obama wore a purple dress by fellow Chicagoan Maria Pinto at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., on June 3, 2009, where her husband, then a US senator, delivered a rousing speech to thousands of people. The pair also electrified the crowd with a memorable fist bump.
The purple dress was accented with a pearl necklace and a black Azzedine Alaïa belt.
The Obamas all wore sharp winter coats with vibrant colors for the president's inauguration in January 2009. Mrs. Obama went monochromatic, layering an embellished lemon-grass yellow, metallic sheath dress with a matching coat by the Cuban-born designer Isabel Toledo. She paired the look with olive green leather gloves for the cold winter day.
Mrs. Obama wore a teal dress by Maria Pinto accented with a starburst broach when she appeared onstage with her daughters Sasha (center) and Malia at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 25, 2008 .