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At tonight’s State Of The Union address, first lady Michelle Obama came dressed even more boldly than the words in POTUS’ speech. Among a sea of black and blue, FLOTUS stood out, brighter than the vision for our future, in marigold. Coming full circle and staying true to her fashion roots, FLOTUS arrived wearing Narciso Rodriguez, the same designer whose dresses became part of her signature style in the White House.
And to further prove the first lady’s fashion influence, tonight’s look is alreadysold out at Neiman Marcus.
Rodriguez’s fitted sleeveless dress showed off Michelle’s famous toned arms and was on trend in a midi length. The textured wool crepe material, as well as the slight funnel neckline, were important details to create sophisticated style.
Her classiness shined not only on the outside, but also within: Michelle Obama left a seat empty next to her to honor victims of gun violence. This woman is everything.
She accented the look with flawless hair and makeup. Her chic bob and side-swept bangs are absolutely everything.
Michelle has a long history with Narciso Rodriguez, wearing him on some of her most important appearances as first lady. She wore the designer to her first State of the Union address in 2009.
She also wore Rodriguez on election night in 2008. Maybe this designer is her good luck style charm?
Narciso Rodriguez is a New York based designer of Cuban heritage. He is the first Council Of Fashion Designers Of America, designer, to win the Womenswear Designer Of The Year Award two years in a row.
As if she good not ascend any higher, the Queen added even more royalty to her look by donning a purple coat as she exited the building with President of the United States, Barack Obama.