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Michelle Obama's best looks while in the White House


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January 20, 2017
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As the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama has accomplished a great deal: from empowering young girls to achieve their goals to pushing back against obesity in the country. She's a role model for women all across the country, and she does it all in style.

Here, we look back at the former First Lady's style successes over her husband Barack Obama's two presidential terms...

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January 2017

Stylish to the very end! In her last appearance as First Lady, Michelle dazzled in a belted mid-length burgundy Jason Wu dress. She later wore a flattering full-length matching coat to attend the inauguration ceremony at Capital Hill.

Photo: © Getty Images

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December 2016

Michelle was a vision in custom Gucci as she arrived on the arm of her husband to the 2016 Kennedy Center Honours in Washington. The green off-the-shoulder creation is as festive as it is fashionable. Photo: PA
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October 2016

Michelle was a golden goddess at her final state dinner as First Lady of the United States. Making a show-stopping appearance in a rose gold, custom-made gown - fittingly by Italian label Atelier Versace - the 52-year-old welcomed guests of honour Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy, and his wife Agnese Landini.Photo: PA
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Michelle looked stunning as she met with the British royals on Friday evening, sporting a tonal look - a look long-championed by the Kardashians! - that made her look effortlessly chic.
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March 2016

The first lady looks like a Hollywood startlet in this printed gown. With Barack channeling his inner James Bond, the two look like they're off to a movie premiere instead of a meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister.
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March 2016

During her campaign to get kids active, Michelle got on a bike - in a dress, no less.
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February 2016

Here's proof that mixing prints is definitely a win.
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September 2015

Michelle sure knows how to pick her coats! We love the steel-coloured detailing on the coat, which also matches the dress underneath.
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June 2015

In her downtime, Michelle also dresses down in a stylish manner. We love the classic white-khaki pairing!
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May 2015

Michelle is a huge fan of print dresses. This panelled floral dress is definitely a sartorial win.
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September 2014

Michelle looks gorgeous in this flowing white gown. The striped section creates a unique halter top effect.
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September 2014

While Taylor Swift may have brought out this colour scheme at the Grammys, it's Michelle Obama who originally rocked the colors with a simple navy cardigan.
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December 2013

Originally, Michelle wore this J. Mendel piece for an event at Buckingham Palace in 2012. As Duchess Kate likes to do, Michelle recycled this piece - she sported it once more for a Christmas event.
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January 2013

Fashion alert! Seems like Michelle has taken a liking to Jason Wu. This is one of her most popular dresses from the designer.
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February 2012

In classic Michelle style, she wears a print wrap dress - this time with leggings - to present an award with her husband.
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May 2011

The matching metallic violet dress and coat make for a wonderful outfit. The pink flower brooch on the coat is a nice finishing touch.
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May 2011

Michelle is the epitome of sophistication in this off-the-shoulder black dress, complete with a silver statement necklace. Queen Elizabeth, in contrast, wears all white.
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January 2011

Michelle stuns in this red ensemble for another State Dinner. The detailing on the wrap is subtle, but it adds something different to the dress.
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November 2009

The Obamas share a loving look before greeting their guests for their first State Dinner. Michelle stuns in this strapless pale yellow gown and matching wrap.
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January 2009

Michelle is a vision in this white Jason Wu dress for the first Inaugural Ball.

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