She really is the first lady of fashion.
Michelle Obama has had many a show-stopping style moment during her time as the First Lady of America, and has become quite the fashion icon in the eyes of the world. In our opinion, she’s been nailing it in the style stakes from day one.
We’ve learnt some of the best life lessons from Michelle Obama over the years, she is, after all, one seriously wise woman. What’s more, her and Barack are arguably the realest couple around – giving us serious couple goals.
Now that the US election results are in and Donald Trump has officially been chosen as the next President of America, the Obama’s time in the White House is sadly drawing to a close. With many of us still wondering how Donald Trump won so many votes during the election and what on earth Trump as President means for America.
Therefore, we’ve decided to look back at Michelle’s sensational style file and round up all of the times she was our style hero. From the amazing royal blue dress she wore to this year’s Democratic National Convention in Pennsylvania, which is where she gave that kick ass speech everyone is still talking about, to the breathtakingly beautiful rose gold dress that has to be seen to be believed we’ve round up all the times the First lady of fashion was our style hero.
It’s clear from looking at her style evolution that Michelle Obama can pretty much wear any colour she likes and still look amazing (oh, the envy). She’s pretty fearless when it comes to her wardrobe, whether she’s keeping it simple when it comes to colour, or going all out with bold patterns and prints. Whether her gowns are long or short, she always looks amazing. Don’t believe us? Just take a look for yourself in our gallery below.
Here we have Barack and Michelle way back in 2005, at the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.
After her husband won the primary campaign against Hillary Clinton in January 2008.
Michelle and Barack Obama in 2008, after he won the North Carolina Primary in May 2008.
Michelle wore a chic all black outfit to the ‘Obama for America’ fundraiser event in New York, June 2008.
Such a lovely mum and daughter photo: Michelle and eldest daughter Malia at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Colorado. We highly approve of both outfits.
Michelle and Malia nailing it in the style stakes yet again, this time in red, celebrating Barack Obama’s victory at the Democrat Presedential Election Night Party, 2008.
Here are the Obamas outside the White House, along with George Bush and his wife, Laura. Michelle proves again that she looks great in red.
Celebrating Barack’s inauguration at the celebratory concert at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, in 2009.
At the Home States Inauguration Ball, Washington DC, in 2009. How amazing does Michelle look in this white one-shoulder dress? We love the detailing.
Lemon yellow done right: Here’s Michelle walking down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Inauguration Ceremony in the US capital, 2009.
Is there a colour Michelle Obama doesn’t suit? We love the green dress she wore to Stevie Wonder’s performance at the White House in honour of his Gershwin Prize in 2009.
Another seriously enviable ball gown… We’re big fans of this embellished number.
Here’s Michelle with Sarah Brown in Downing Street, 2009. This outfit was all about the details.
When the Obamas met Queen Elizabeth: Michelle opted for a simple black and white outfit perfectly accessorised with pearls when she attended a reception at Buckingham Palace in 2009.
Again with Sarah Brown, during a wives and partners event while the 2009 G20 Summit took place, at the Royal Opera House in London.
Michelle with France’s former First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, at the Palais Rohan, Strasbourg, in 2009.
The Obamas at the 2009 NATO Summit in Germany. Michelle’s choice of a little black dress is just perfect.
Again with the then French First Lady at the Palais Rohan, also in 2009. Michelle opted for perfect tailoring for the occasion.
Here she is speaking at the Time 100 Influential People in the World Gala, New York, in 2009.
Michelle nails the jumpsuit trend at ‘An Evening of Poetry, Music and the Spoken Word’, hosted by the White House in 2009.
We love this black and white outfit with a pop of red.
This white ensemble is perfectly finished with a metallic belt. Michelle and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at the 65th Anniversary of D-Day in France.
Speaking at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service 2009, in San Francisco.
Proving that she can work just about any colour, Michelle and Barack Obama arrive for a visit to the Quirinale Palace in Rome, 2009.
We love this patterned skirt Michelle wore to an event on the South Lawn of the White House in the summer of 2009.
This sequinned black dress is just everything – Michelle wore this look to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in September 2009.
Arriving at the Pittsburgh G20 Summit in September 2009.
Another great example of a Michelle Obama LBD, at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards dinner in 2009.
Arriving at a dinner hosted by the Danish Royals in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009.
How great is Michelle’s Halloween costume? Here she is celebrating at the White House in 2009.
Addressing women in the military during a traditional ‘White House Tea’ with servicewoman from the Second World War, 2009.
Arriving at a State Dinner for the Indian Prime Minister, at the White House in 2009.
At the press preview of the White House Christmas in 2009.
Leaving the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 Ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
Michelle wore this lovely floral number on a visit to Mexico in 2010.
This geometric patterned dress is seriously cool. Michelle wore it at the White House in 2010, when the President signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act.
Awaiting the arrival of the Mexican President at the White House in 2010.
Another beautiful ball gown, worn during the Mexican President’s visit in 2010.
Here’s Michelle in Las Vegas in 2010, in a bright patterned outfit we just love.
Attending an event at The Duke Ellington School of Arts in Washington, 2010.
Bright blue is a real winner for Michelle. Here she is visiting the area affected by an oil spill in Florida, 2010.
Here she is at the Annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards Gala in 2010, in a shiny midi dress we love.
At the CBC annual Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, 2010.
We love the graphic print dress Michelle wore to host the First Lady’s Luncheon in New York, 2010.
At a White House State Dinner in honour of the President of China, January 2011.
Again at China’s President Hu Jintao state visit in Washington DC, 2011.
How great is this outfit? On the lawn of the White House during a press conference in 2011.
The Obama’s on a state visit to Ireland in 2011 – another winning dress from Michelle, here.
How elegant is this look, completed with the white gloves? This was worn to a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, in 2011.
A great combination of bold colours, here’s Michelle and Barack enjoying the sunshine.
This patterned strapless dress is just perfect, worn to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards Gala in 2011.
Arriving back home at the White House in 2011.
This black maxi dress is seriously elegant – Michelle at the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards.
We love the collar detailing on this LBD, which Michelle wore to host military families at The White House in November 2011.
Michelle wore this amazing ball gown to the ‘Kennedy Center Honors’ in Washington DC, December 2011.
On the red carpet with Samantha Cameron during former PM David Cameron’s visit to America in 2012. Was there a theme here, we wonder?
Nobody does bright colours quite like Michelle, and this green midi dress she wore to give a speech at a high school suits her down to a T.
We highly approve of this patterned LBD Michelle is wearing here.
We love this combination of bold prints and white trousers that Michelle wore to the Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York, 2013.
This dark red dress is just perfect – Michelle gets it right once again.
A night out for the Obamas, both looking incredibly classy here.
Michelle works the iconic white blouse here as she hosts the Careers in Film Symposium in November 2013.
Michelle Obama opts for an embroidered white dress as she sings next to her family for the TNT ‘Christmas In Washington’ recording.
Michelle Obama wows in a floor-length Marchesa gown next to Barack Obama at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House.
Michelle Obama does casual weekend style like a pro as she receives the annual White House Christmas tree.
Michelle Obama does ballroom glamour in a floor-length, strapless gown at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington.
Michelle Obama is respectful in deep purple as she and Barack Obama bow their heads at a 9/11 memorial service.
Michelle wore a stunning poppy print dress as she and Barack Obama waved to crowds outside the Lincoln Memorial for the ‘Let Freedom Ring’ event.
Michelle Obama opted for a bright printed Prabal Gurung top and white trouser combo at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day in New York.
Is Obama applauding Michelle’s outfit? Could be. Here she is at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2014 in a lovely floral gown.
This delightful ball gown was worn by Michelle when French President, Francois Hollande, paid a visit to the USA in 2014.
A suitably fashionable outfit for a fashionable event: Michelle at the ppening of The Costume Institute’s Anna Wintour Costume Centre in New York, 2014.
We’re seriously jealous of this blue summery dress, worn by Michelle in 2014 at the Marine Barracks Evening Parade.
This detailed dress, which Michelle wore to the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner in Washington, ticks all the boxes.
Michelle Obama showed us how to do airport chic as she arrived at Orlando International Airport with husband Barack Obama in a bright floral sundress.
Michelle Obama worked metallics as she posed for red carpet pictures with husband Barack Obama and German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and her husband Ehemann Joachim.
Michelle Obama opted for a smart pant suit when she met South African President Jacob Zuma and his wife Thobeka Mabida, on a visit to Africa with husband Barack Obama.
A vision in white, here’s Michelle speaking at the ‘Black Girls Rock!’ event in New Jersey, 2015.
How great is this patterned black dress Michelle wore in Milan last year? We give it two thumbs up, too.
Here she is leaving No. 10 Downing Street in 2015, in a lovely little black dress with floral details.
Speaking at the ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative in Madrid, at the end of June, in a simple (but gorgeous) white dress.
Michelle and Barack Obama returning to the White House last month – we love this elegant black lace dress.
Most recently, Michelle was looking amazing in a white gown at the President of Singapore’s visit to the USA. President Obama clearly agrees with us.
Michelle wore this dreamy custom Atelier Versace rose gold gown to her husband’s last state dinner as President, and we think it’s quite literally the perfect fit for such an occasion.
Michelle opted for a purple Narciso Rodriguez dress when she met with Melania Trump, who was wearing a sophisticated black sheath dress.