A Look Down 8 Years Of State Dinner Fashion With Michelle Obama


The Obamas have been the First family of the United States for the past eight years, and after a relatively positive reign, it finally comes to an end this November when either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump take over the office of the President of the United States. Without concentrating on that dark prospect, there was one woman who stood behind her successful man – FLOTUS, Michelle Obama. In fact, there are people suggesting that she should soon stand for office, as she would make a remarkable leader. From pioneering social causes, to dancing on Ellen, Mrs. Obama has done it all.

Another win for the First Lady is her sense of fashion. True, she probably has an entire team working on her outfits, but you need to have the chutzpah to carry of being glamorous on your own, and she has not disappointed. Here is a look down 8 years of state dinner fashion with Michelle Obama:

Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan, 2009

Year: 2009

Designer: Naeem Khan

Country: India

Yes, the outfit is a little untraditional for Indian culture, but then again, you are representing your country, not looking to appease. Here FLOTUS, Michelle Obama stunned in an off-shoulder cream gown by Indian designer, Naeem Khan. Check out those sculpted arms!

Michelle Obama in Peter Soronen, 2010

Year: 2010

Designer: Peter Soronen

Country: Mexico

Michelle Obama kept it down-low glam in this cobalt blue flowy gown by a Chicago-native designer. The off-shoulder dress accentuated her waist with a diamanté belt.

Michelle Obama in Alexander McQueen, 2011

Year: 2011

Designer: Alexander McQueen

Country: China

The color is a little unorthodox for the rebellious fashion label, but the orange brings out the glow in the First Lady’s face. She literally looks like a flower in full bloom. And there is her signature off-shoulder look in silk.

Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan, 2011

Year: 2011

Designer: Naeem Khan

Country: Germany

She can pull anything off! Michelle Obama wore her favored designer, Naeem Khan in this beaded cream deep cut dress. Her stature and flawless skin makes her look like Lady Liberty!

Michelle Obama in Doo-Ri Chung, 2011

Year: 2011

Designer: Doo-Ri Chung

Country: South Korea

Like India, Michelle Obama pulled off a local designer while visiting an Asian country. This plum off-shoulder gown is what dreams are made of!

Michelle Obama in Marchesa, 2012

Year: 2012

Designer: Marchesa

Country: United Kingdom

Here, she actually looks like an African princess! With the deep blue off-shoulder dress and the layers of aquamarine necklaces, the First Lady is resplendent!

Michelle Obama in Carolina Herrera, 2014

Year: 2014

Designer: Carolina Herrera

Country: France

The French love their lace, and this floor-sweeping blue skirt with a black lacy top is simple and would make the President want to sweep her off her feet. Obama is one lucky man.

Michelle Obama in Tadashi Shoji, 2015

Year: 2015

Designer: Tadashi Shoji

Country: Japan

Here she is again, looking like one of those magical Japanese flowers. Michelle Obama attended a Japanese state dinner in this American-Japanese designer’s purple wonder.

Michelle Obama in Vera Wang, 2015

Year: 2015

Designer: Vera Wang

Country: China

Though the designer is well-known for her wedding ensembles, for the First Lady, this black mermaid skirted gown with an off-shoulder design was so beautiful, just like Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama in Jason Wu, 2016

Year: 2016

Designer: Jason Wu

Country: Canada

Michelle Obama donned another favorite designer, Jason Wu in Canada. This black printed dress has the First Lady’s favorite cut – off-shoulder.

Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan, 2016

Year: 2016

Designer: Naeem Khan

Country: Nordic States

Three go-to picks for the First Lady on her trips abroad – Naeem Khan, cream and off-shoulder.

Michelle Obama in Brandon Maxwell, 2016

Year: 2016

Designer: Brandon Maxwell

Country: Singapore

In keeping with Lady Gaga’s style at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, Michelle Obama picked a sleek off-white dress by Gaga’s chosen designer, Brandon Maxwell.

Michelle Obama in Atelier Versace, 2016

Year: 2016

Designer: Atelier Versace

Country: Italy

The Italian signature designer house was a grand touch to the final bow of Michelle Obama on her final foreign trip as the First Lady of the United States. At 52, she is drop-dead gorgeous in this rose gold sequin ruffled gown. The best for last!

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