Michelle Obama knows how to play the sartorial game [Getty]
While Michelle Obama is obviously doing very important things on her tour of China with her daughters, we can't help but notice that MObama is dressing very appropriately, as she is wont to do. Since the furore over the First Lady wearing Alexander McQueen instead of an American designer to the China state dinner in 2011, Mrs O has been nothing short of polished and perfect: the epitome of a savvy political dresser. From Jason Wu to J. Crew and Thakoon to ASOS she always navigates the high street and high end with skill, and her tour of China is no different. So what has she got right this time? Join us as we dissect the First Lady's fash-tastic trans-Atlantic wardrobe (try saying that five times faster...)
1. Arrival in Beijing
For her arrival at Beijing International Airport, MObama opted for American designer Derek Lam's wool dress with leather and suede patchwork from his autumn/winter 2013 collection. Mrs Obama has felt the heat in recent years to support and wear more American designers; ergo here she is seen sporting a New York darling.
2. A boatride in Beijing
This is a prime example of intelligent dressing married with serious fash credentials. This year it's the year of the horse in China and if you look closely at Mrs O's gorgeous print top, you can see the equine symbol on it. Genius we tell you.
3. A speech at the Stanford Centre
The First Lady turned to Carolina Herrera for her speech at the Stanford Centre at Peking University on March 22; a youthful choice, and one which won her plaudits not only for its chic-ness, but also for the fact that she goes really well with her backdrop. Kudos.
4. A meeting with the President
While you might think this is just a rather lovely Naeem Khan red dress, it is in fact so much more. Red is the symbol of good luck in China, aka the perfect talisman to meet the President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.
5. A skipping lesson
For a bisit to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors on March 24 Michelle looked simple and elegant in this Narciso Rodriguez outfit. If only we could all look this good while skipping...
See all of Michelle Obama's wardrobe history below.