I studied abroad in England a few summers ago (I could really go for a pitcher of Pimm’s right now), so I know how hard it is to pack for the fluctuating weather. Which is why I’m so in awe of Michelle Obama’s revolving wardrobe of classically styled dresses.
Isn’t this photo just lovely? It doesn’t say “Hey, we’re married to two of the most powerful men in the world” but rather “Let’s sit down, chat and have a nice cup of tea and a scone.”
You know what else is lovely? The color of Mrs. Obama’s dress. It’s a beautiful, bright shade for summer, and the belt is a nice touch.
So what exactly does one wear to meet the Queen? Why, an ivory Tom Ford gown with elbow-length gloves, of course.
Personally, the dress reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina—yards of skirt and way off the shoulders. The same words could describe the black frock Mrs. O donned for dinner. However, I prefer the less severe hair and more simplified look of the first dress, but she still cuts a striking figure.
And then there was the big meet, the one everyone’s still buzzing about: When FLOTUS met the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate Middleton’s style might be even more followed and more imitated than Michelle Obama. Kate’s beige Reissa dress sold out and frantic fashion fiends crashed the retailer’s site.
Mrs. O, on the other hand, went for a retro vibe with silver kitten heels. (Nice!) Perhaps she resembles another famous Mrs. O?
P.S. Catch some of Kate’s most popular looks.
–By Lindsay Ray