From a Jason Wu gown to an ASOS skirt, Michelle Obama has navigated the past four years as America's First Lady in style. So what did she chose for Election Night as the re-elected President Obama delivered his victory speech? Not a brand spanking new frock or a glitzy gown but a magenta brocade dress by Michael Kors — the very same dress that she'd worn twice before. Considering her husband's thrifty economic policies, what could be better than taking a leaf out of Kate Middleton's book with a recycled outfit? Well, exactly.
Cast your minds back to this time four years ago when MObama took to the stage in a now-iconic Narciso Rodriguez dress. This was followed by a parade of floral prints, vibrant colours and glamorous gowns. Who could forget the one shoulder floor-sweeper by Jason Wu for the Inauguration Ball that caused a worldwide sensation? And you'll remember when she caused a national uproar thanks to wearing an Alexander McQueen gown for the Chinese state dinner.
Michelle Obama rewears Michael Kors
As well as the swanky gowns, Michelle has used her fashion power to deliver a positive message. She's shone the style spotlight on up-and-coming designers, turning Thakoon and Naeem Khan into household names, as well as championing high-street hotcakes from J.Crew, H&M and ASOS.
So there's no denying Michelle's mastered the art of political dressing during her fashionable four-year reign, giving even Jackie Kennedy a run for her First Lady money — but what can we expect from Mrs O's wardrobe now that the campaign trail is done and dusted? We're predicting more polished frocks, a little more restraint and a lot more attainablility. One thing's for sure, we'll be following her fashion tour de force with fervour.
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