- First Lady, United States
There are many reasons why Forbes had Michelle Obama as #4 on the list of the most powerful women. Forbes.com writes, “The Harvard grad and former corporate attorney (and husband Barack Obama’s boss) actively uses her platform as first lady to fight childhood obesity and promote healthier eating and lifestyles.” And while that is a great reason to feature her on a list, it’s undeniable that the nation has been almost obsessed with not what Michelle has been doing but rather what she’s been wearing while doing it. There is a nation-wide fascination with fashion, women, power and professionalism. And Michelle Obama takes risks and sometimes her outfits succeed and sometimes they face scrutiny. But regardless, she’s left us with some gorgeous examples of how to dress in a way that’s uniquely feminine while professional (FWP again!). Let’s take a look!
This collar-less nude suit is beautifully fitted and looks very comfortable and definitely professional
This suit is interesting because Michelle wears it with a red-statement belt, which I think works well, and a high-neck, turtle-neck-like blouse which I think is fantastic. More combinations of comfortable, chic turtlenecks should be worn with suits in the winters.
Disregarding the strange hem of the skirt, the weight of the material and the practicality of it for curvy women is great. The belt accentuates the female figure without it looking hypersexualized.
I’m not a major fan of the purple, but the green and peach suits really are beautiful. The green is a very posh, tweed-like executive feel while the peach is a softer, simpler yet elegant design that I think would work for most body types.