Michelle Obama's G8 Tour Wardrobe: The First Lady's Style Highlights From Burberry To J.Crew

20 June 2013 by

The G8 Summit is serious business, but it doesn’t mean we can’t take a break from the heavy stuff and take a moment to step back and enjoy the veritable parade of stylish looks modelled by the First Lady herself, Michelle Obama. The Obama family’s European tour began last Sunday, with Michelle leaving home in Washington recycling her favourite Tracy Reese gingham dress with neat little cropped jacket, ladylike bag and simple black ballerinas.  


Michelle Obama wearing a Tracy Reese gingham dress left and a Burberry trench coat right


 Landing in Belfast, Mrs O took a leaf out of Kate Middleton’s diplomatic-styling book, carefully selecting British label Burberry as she disembarked the plane. The FLOTUS corseted coat with a leather belt by Burberry was just the ticket for the drizzly Northern Irish weather, and is the latest in a long line of Brit brands worn by Michelle, wowing in Alexander McQueen, Roksanda Ilincic and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi on previous visits.


At Barack’s speech at Waterfront Hall in Belfast left and wearing Narciso Rodriguez to Riverdance in Dublin right

 Underneath the trench, MObama wore a long-sleeved gold silk top with rust coloured trousers and heavy layered pearl necklace for her first official visit on the island, her husband Barack’s speech at Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Her next stop was Dublin, where the Michelle looked laid back but beautiful as she took a tour of Trinity College wearing the same outfit as earlier but cosied up by adding a sleeveless jacket by designer Lela Rose. Later in the afternoon she did a quick change into a tailored look, pairing a Narciso Rodriguez jacket, black trousers and two-tone handkerchief hem Azalea silk top for a special performance of Riverdance.


Wearing J.Crew in Wicklow left and leaving for Berlin in all-black right


 When Tuesday rolled round it was time to explore the luscious green landscape with her daughters, as Michelle visited the Wicklow mountains wearing a quasi-equestrian jacket by one of her favourite American labels J.Crew. The downtown field jacket is still available to buy online now for a not-too-shabby £125! The jet-set style maven chose loose black trousers and top in demure all-black as she touched down in Berlin later that day.


Wearing monochrome to visit the Berlin Wall memorial

Next on the schedule, Michelle and her daughters visited the Berlin Wall memorial wearing summer’s biggest trend, monochrome, in her colour block silk top and trousers with long strand pearls. Later in the day, the power couple attended a dinner thrown for the President by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with Michelle wowing in an extremely feminine prom style dress from Carolina Herrera’s pre-fall collection.


Wearing Carolina Herrera in Berlin

Ah Mrs O, we so salute your tour wardrobe – from androgynous tailoring to ultra-ladylike dresses, this stylish lady nails it every time.

For more of Mobama's style hits check out our fashion evolution gallery below…

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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


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