She’s been a busy gal this past week, huh? If The First Lady’s status as a style icon wasn’t already solidified, I think it’s safe to say that it is now.
It all started with the unveiling of her new—and very much improved—do, which came just in time for Mrs. Obama’s 49th birthday on Thursday and is likely to send middle-aged women all across America flocking to salons requesting a sleek bob with bangs. Then came the seemingly endless string of inauguration festivities over the weekend and an endless string of museum-worthy outfits.
Let’s dissect this timeline of stunning looks, shall we?
Saturday Morning: National Day of Service Summit
I would totally wear this, which is not something I can say very often about a First Lady’s attire.
Saturday Night: Kids’ Inaugural Concert
Sasha and Malia look a bit to fashion-forward for me to believe that they crafted those outfits themselves, but I appreciate them nonetheless. Their momma looks exceptionally chic as well.
Sunday Morning: Official Swearing-In
Is there any color that she doesn’t look great in? You almost don’t even notice the President in this pic. Also, is it just me or is the detailing on the blouse sheer around Michelle’s boob?
Sunday Night: Inaugural Reception
When it doubt, you can never really go wrong with a black sequin Michael Kors dress. It turns out she rocked the same dress in 2009, which I suppose is a fashion faux pas, but it really only makes me like her more. I just wish she r
Monday Morning: Inauguration Ceremony
TOO. FUCKING. CUTE. Normally I don’t find it endearing when a mother tries to coordinate outfits with their children, but aesthetically, it was a great call. Wearing a coat and dress by Thom Browne, the fabric of which is based on the style of a man’s silk tie, this qualifies as a fashion risk. And it paid off. The fact that’s she opted to accessorize with more affordable J. Crew pieces, well, that’s pretty much what makes Michelle Obama the badass fashionista that she is.
Monday Afternoon: Inaugural Luncheon
This is what she was wearing underneath that coat…and I’m kinda wishing she kept it on. Yawn!!
Monday Night: The Commander in Chief’s Inaugural Ball
Nailed it! I don’t think the CNN news crew has devoted this much airtime to a dress since Monica Lewinsky’s infamous blue stained frock. For me, what really made this ruby halter-neck chiffon Jason Wu gown were the velvet details. Underneath all those lights it almost looked like it was on fire. My only complaint: the flipped hair. Soft curls would have been far more appropriate for the occasion. It also would be a little more 2013 and a little less 2001.
Tuesday Morning: National Prayer Service
At this point, I wouldn’t fault her for rocking sweat pants and sneakers. But instead, she went for a custom ivory wool-applique coat and dress by Naeem Khan. This might be my favorite outfit of them all. It’s just so very “First Lady.”