Michelle Obama: Style Evolution

Michelle Obama has had many show-stopping style moments over the years, and you can see them all here...

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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.

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Michelle Obama wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
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Michelle Obama wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
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Michelle Obama wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Michelle Obama

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Here we have Barack and Michelle way back in 2005, at the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

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Michelle Obama

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After her husband won the primary campaign against Hillary Clinton in January 2008.

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Michelle Obama

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Michelle and Barack Obama in 2008, after he won the North Carolina Primary in May 2008.

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Michelle Obama

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Michelle wore a chic all black outfit to the 'Obama for America' fundraiser event in New York, June 2008.

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Michelle Obama

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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.

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Michelle Obama

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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.

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Michelle Obama

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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.

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Michelle Obama

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Celebrating Barack's inauguration at the celebratory concert at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, in 2009.

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Michelle Obama

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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.

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Michelle Obama

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Lemon yellow done right: Here's Michelle walking down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Inauguration Ceremony in the US capital, 2009.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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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.

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Michelle Obama

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Another seriously enviable ball gown... We're big fans of this embellished number.

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Michelle Obama

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Here's Michelle with Sarah Brown in Downing Street, 2009. This outfit was all about the details.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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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.

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Michelle Obama

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Again with Sarah Brown, during a wives and partners event while the 2009 G20 Summit took place, at the Royal Opera House in London.

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Michelle Obama

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Michelle with France's former First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, at the Palais Rohan, Strasbourg, in 2009.

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Michelle Obama

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The Obamas at the 2009 NATO Summit in Germany. Michelle's choice of a little black dress is just perfect.

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Michelle Obama

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Again with the then French First Lady at the Palais Rohan, also in 2009. Michelle opted for perfect tailoring for the occasion.

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Michelle Obama

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Here she is speaking at the Time 100 Influential People in the World Gala, New York, in 2009.

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Michelle Obama

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Michelle nails the jumpsuit trend at 'An Evening of Poetry, Music and the Spoken Word', hosted by the White House in 2009.

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Michelle Obama

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We love this black and white outfit with a pop of red.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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This white ensemble is perfectly finished with a metallic belt. Michelle and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at the 65th Anniversary of D-Day in France.

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Michelle Obama

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Speaking at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service 2009, in San Francisco.

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Michelle Obama

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Proving that she can work just about any colour, Michelle and Barack Obama arrive for a visit to the Quirinale Palace in Rome, 2009.

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Michelle Obama

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We love this patterned skirt Michelle wore to an event on the South Lawn of the White House in the summer of 2009.

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama | Style highs and lows | Marie Claire
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This sequinned black dress is just everything - Michelle wore this look to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in September 2009.

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Michelle Obama

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Arriving at the Pittsburgh G20 Summit in September 2009.

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Michelle Obama

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Another great example of a Michelle Obama LBD, at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Phoenix Awards dinner in 2009.

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Michelle Obama

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Arriving at a dinner hosted by the Danish Royals in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009.

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Michelle Obama

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How great is Michelle's Halloween costume? Here she is celebrating at the White House in 2009.

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Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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Addressing women in the military during a traditional 'White House Tea' with servicewoman from the Second World War, 2009.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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Arriving at a State Dinner for the Indian Prime Minister, at the White House in 2009.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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At the press preview of the White House Christmas in 2009.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama | Style highs and lows | Marie Claire
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Leaving the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 Ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama | Style highs and lows | Marie Claire
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Michelle wore this lovely floral number on a visit to Mexico in 2010.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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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.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama | Style highs and lows | Marie Claire
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Awaiting the arrival of the Mexican President at the White House in 2010.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama | Style highs and lows | Marie Claire
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Another beautiful ball gown, worn during the Mexican President's visit in 2010.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama | Style highs and lows | Marie Claire
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Here's Michelle in Las Vegas in 2010, in a bright patterned outfit we just love.

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