Michelle Obama's First WHCD Dress Suited Her Style

When it comes to dressing the part of the First Lady, Michelle Obama definitely does the job right. She’s forever looking sophisticated and elegant, and the dress she wore to this dinner back in 2009 was no different. Michelle Obama’s first White House Correspondents’ Dinner dress was simple, yet stunning, in keeping with her typical style.

Obama kills it in cute, but professional dresses and shirt/skirt combos on a daily basis, giving major inspo for your office attire game. But, when it comes to formal wear, she always manages to look effortlessly chic. It's almost as if you're expecting her to say, “What this old thing?” after receiving a complement on her Vera Wang gown. The A-line fuchsia number she wore to her first ever WHCD had the same classic feel. It had a simple silhouette and no embellishment, but that bold color made quite the statement. It was easy and not fussy, and it seems as though she could have slipped it on just minutes before the dinner started.

There’s no “hold my dress while I go to the bathroom” policy with Obama’s non-fussy ensemble, which is quite appropriate. She’s the First Lady, after all. So, when it comes to dressing for a formal occasion (without all of the work) you should definitely look to her for inspiration. Because she’s got this whole White House dinner thing down pat, and she has since the very beginning.


The dress is simple, yet oh so chic, isn't it?


She kept it minimal with the jewelry, only choosing to wear a statement necklace. Another good style move on her part.


Her makeup wasn't over the top, either. Just a little sweep of color across her cheeks and some added shine on her lips, and she was good to go.

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She had her hair down and done just as she'd do it for a typical everyday 'do, which made the look even more effortless.

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She's such a classy lady.


And her style only proves it.

I'd certainly say her dressing skills certainly deserve a round of applause.

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