Since she arrived in the White House nearly eight years ago, Michelle Obama has slipped into about 30 occasion gowns. So you can imagine they’re all pretty memorable. While the FLOTUS keeps a few favorite designers in steady rotation — Jason Wu, Michael Kors, and Tadashi Shoji included — she’s not afraid to get experimental, even in a fancy dress.
Michelle never plays it safe at state dinners or celebrations, surprising us with a bold color or print, often even an accessory like coordinating elbow-length gloves. Read on to reminisce about her most regal style moments before she leaves her post. We’re sure there’s at least one more elegant, floor-sweeping number to come, and considering Michelle’s fashion sense, we bet she saved the best for last.
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