Best Dressed of 2012: Michelle Obama Bags The Number 10 Spot

18 December 2012 by

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Michelle Obama at the The Grammy Museum's Jane Ortner Education Award luncheon - July 16, 2014

Michelle Obama at the White House, November 2013

Michelle Obama at 106 & Park at BET Studios, November 2013

Michelle Obama at Bell Multicultural High School, November 2013

Michelle Obama at Arlington National Cemetery, November 2013

Michelle Obama at the White House Kitchen Garden, October 2013

Michelle Obama departing the White House toward Marine One, September 2013

Michelle Obama at the Lincoln Memorial, August 2013

Michelle Obama at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, August 2013

Michelle Obama departing the White House for a trip to Africa, June 2013

Michelle Obama in Berlin, June 2013

Michelle Obama at Tegel Airport in Berlin, June 2013

Michelle Obama at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, June 2013

Michelle Obama at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas, April 2013

Michelle Obama at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, April 2013

Michelle Obama at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, April 2013

Michelle Obama at McCormick Place in Chicago, February 2013

Michelle Obama during a skit with Jimmy Fallon, February 2013

Michelle Obama in Jason Wu at the inaugural ball, January 2013

Michelle Obama taking part in the Grass Roots Campaign, Oct 2012

Michelle Obama in Tracy Reese at the Demographic National Convention, Sept 2012

Michelle Obama in J Mendel at the Olympics, July 2012

Michelle Obama in a Marchesa gown at The White House, March 2012

Michelle Obama at the Healthier Future Summit, Nov 2011

Michelle Obama in Tom Ford at Buckingham Palace, July 2011

Michelle Obama in ASOS, July 2011

Michelle Obama in Barbara Tfank at Buckingham Palace, May 2011

Michelle Obama in Alexander McQueen, Jan 2011

Michelle Obama at the World Leader Lunch, Sept 2010

Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan at a state dinner, Nov 2009

Michelle Obama in Thakoon at the G20 Summit opening dinner, Sept 2009

Michelle Obama at a NATO dinner in Azzedina Alaia, April 2009

Michelle Obama arriving in London in Jason Wu, March 2009

Michelle Obama opening the Stevie Wonder White House concert in Kai Milla, March 2009

Drum roll, please! In the latest issue of Grazia, we proudly announce this year's top 10 best dressed. Our judging panel consists of footwear supremo Manolo Blahnik, fashion designer Zuhair Murad, Grazia's fashion director Susannah Frankel and Grazia's fashion editor Catherine Nieto who trawled through the style stars of the year to narrow down the year's finest dressers. Each day on Grazia Daily, we'll be counting down the top 10 so stay tuned. We begin with Michelle Obama who bagged the No.10 spot...

She’s as at ease in a Fifties style sundress or 7/8 trousers as she is a pencil thin floor length gown. Of all the First Ladies in history (Jackie O, Betty Ford, to name a few), Michelle wins the vote for the sheer scope and democracy of her style. The checked, fifties inspired dress she’s wearing below, for the second time, is from ASOS, so it’s safe to say she’s no fashion snob.

FLOTUS (that’s politico-speak for First Lady Of The United States) was credited by many a journalist for bringing warmth to the Presidential election campaign and her clothes are at least part of that story.

She wore a recycled Michael Kors dress on the big night (there’s more to life than a new frock!), is as comfortable making public appearances in Azzedina Alaia as she is in J Crew (money isn’t everything!) and even finds time to support young talent: Thakoon, Jason Wu, Roksanda Ilincic and Jonathan Saunders have all benefited from this, the ultimate endorsement. “She has changed the way American women see fashion,” US Vogue’s Anna Wintour said recently.  And, closer to home, she’s turned our heads too.

Click through the gallery above to see why MObama made our best dressed list...


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