Michelle Obama dressed for the occasion over the inauguration weekend, sporting a pair of frocks designed in the good ol’ United States itself.
Michelle Obama dress number one was a royal blue dress and cardigan by American designer Reed Krakoff. Worn at Sunday’s swearing-in ceremony, the first lady’s outfit perfectly matched President Obama’s blue suit. It also subtly blended in with the Blue Room of the White House, where the private ceremony took place.
Older daughter Malia followed her parents’ lead with a blue dress of her own, while younger daughter Sasha stood out from the crowd in a lilac dress with a gold, high-waisted belt and matching gold shoes.
Michelle Obama dress number two was a stunning black sequin Michael Kors boat neck dress as worn to the Presidential Inaugural Reception. You can see more of each dress in our pictures below.
Both Krakoff and Kors are amongst the first lady’s favorite designers. She wore a grape metallic Kors dress on election night in November 2012 (an outfit she liked so much she wore it at least three times) and has been spotted out and about with Reed Krakoff accessories.
“I love Michelle Obama. And to address the most significant event of this weekend: I love her bangs.”
Obama remains a hugely influential figure in fashion. Her keenness for widely available, off-the-rack bargains is well documented, even if her taste for pricey accessories is less accessible for most shoppers.
For many Americans, Kors and Krakoff’s threads will probably be a paycheck too far. However, it wouldn’t be surprising to see an enterprising retail chain produce an imitation dress or two.
Check out more images of Michelle Obama in her inauguration weekend dresses below.