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Tuesday
Feb212012

Red, White and Blues

The President and First Lady hosted guests in the East Room of the White House today for a concert series saluting blues music in recognition of Black History Month. On the style front: Mrs. O wore a grey short sleeve dress with a corset waist detail. (Thank you to the Washington Post for the title inspiration!)

"At the White House, red, white and blues" [Washington Post]

Reader Comments (29)

She looks amazing! Who is the dress by?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterChrista

Super chic!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterLogan

Love the look. What a wonderful waistline.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterNJMRSO

I love this dress and think it is slenderizing! Would love to see the earrings more closely, but even from a distance, we can see that they are bold. They keep the dress from appearing too conservative.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterNena Peltin

What a very lovely look!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterSylvie

Dresses were made for Mrs Obama.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 3:12 AM | Registered CommenterJestina ( London, England)

This is a very nice dress, but I think one of Mrs. O.'s beautiful brooches would have looked fabulous centered on the "corset" detail. It would have added that extra zing!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 3:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

Thoroughly enjoy your site - I find it inspirational! There is something about Mrs O that makes me feel good - she radiates confidence and "normal ness." And she carries her frame and her style with gorgeous aplomb.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:07 AM | Registered CommenterLaurie B

I love this dress on her! It shows just how fabulous her personal style is.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:21 AM | Registered CommenterGeorgina

Cute!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterSoccerNana

I LOVE this corset/obi detail at the waist!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM | Unregistered Commentervik

Whoever runs this blog, please focus. You're always about two days late with posting the looks and two weeks late with identifying designers (if at all). Why have a namesake blog about our Lady Michelle Obama if so many other websites beat you to the punch? FLOTUS wore a beautiful dress and coat at the Musuem of African American Literature today. #keepup

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 1:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterKelsey

Great Look: hair, makeup, dress - everything is spot on !

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 1:31 PM | Unregistered Commenterriver rush

this looks like Chris Kane for Versus Fall '11

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2011RTW-VERSUS

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:47 PM | Unregistered Commenterjermaine

Love when she does a conservative look with a little zing. The blue cut-out adds a nice pop to a dress that would have otherwise been very simple.
Would love to know designer...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 4:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterKitCat

Jermaine nailed the designer. I dare say Mrs. Obama put some sort of blue camisole underneath. How clever was that for the Blues Concert at the White House!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterDrwinona

Kelsey, nobody is forcing you to visit this site.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:53 PM | Registered CommenterGroovy

Kelsey: There is no schedule, it's not a competition and we're not under deadline here. #chillax

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 9:17 PM | Registered CommenterCathy Weyman

@jermaine, that looks like the dress. So pretty!

@Mrs. T, no images from the In Performance last night? The President stole the show with his singing, but Mrs. O looked great from what I could see.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:09 PM | Unregistered Commentera MI Mom

This dress looks amazing on Mrs Obama. Love the detail at the waistline!

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6:47 AM | Unregistered Commentergaylev

Yikes Kelsey, relax!

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterMary

@Jermaine - I think you are correct on the designer. Good catch!

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM | Registered CommenterFSD1011

I'm curious-how does a dress such as this get from the designer's runway all the way into Michelle's closet. There are SO many designers and SO many dresses available to her, I just wonder what the process is.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1:30 PM | Unregistered Commenterbabs

@ Babs: that's something I've wondered aloud myself more than a few times. I'm guessing she has a stylist or two or contact designers when they see an item they think the FL will like?? I dunno ...

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM | Registered CommenterCathy Weyman

I read somewhere that Mrs. O uses a woman who worked at Ikram in Chicago and this woman (I can't remember her name) helps to choose certain outfits (making sure nothing is controversial and making sure each outfit fits the criteria of being comfortable and appropriate for the occasion) and this woman helps negotiate loans of certain pieces and discounts w/ certain designers.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 3:24 PM | Unregistered Commentervik

Dear Mrs. T,

Thank you for creating this great site/community and for all you do to keep it going. I so respect you and your hard work. Keep up the good work.

Our First Lady looks lovely.

Peace.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 4:01 PM | Registered CommenterTerri Austin-Randolph Mrs sTAR

I checked out the dress on the designer and I really love what FLOTUS did by adding a blue cami - ingenious. Now that's power dressing!

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:53 PM | Registered Commenternylse esahc

Thanks Jermaine! what a great dress

Friday, February 24, 2012 at 2:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterAntigone's Room

The dress is Versus Fall 2011.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterJoe

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