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All American Mama: Michelle Obamas Chic Yet Affordable Style (Photos)

Michelle Obama

When Michelle Obama officially became First Lady almost four years ago, there was a lot of talk surrounding her wardrobe and what she wore and what she didn’t wear. And four years later, her closet is still a big subject among fashionistas from around the country who either love her looks, or frown upon what she wears.

I’ll admit that at first I wasn’t a big fan of the Jason Wu dress that she wore at the Inaugural Ball and all the sleeveless shirts, spaghetti straps and cardigans that followed. But slowly, I started to appreciate her style. Michelle after all admitted to getting some of her looks from some of our favorite stores including White House Black Market and buying her everyday pieces from affordable stores like Target (I mean, who doesn’t LOVE Target?). As much as she isn’t (in the literal sense), Michelle is one of us. As a busy mother-of-two, she loves to choose comfort over style sometimes and would rather wear relaxed ensembles than ones that she’d have to squeeze in with a good pair of spanx (we’ve all been there, haven’t we?). She does after all have the biggest collection of cardigans in the country (at least that’s what I think!).

But seriously, most of what Michelle wears looks like good finds you can get at a TJ Maxx on a good day without a big splurge. Check out our photo gallery and tell us, what do you think of Michelle’s First Lady style? Have the last four years been a hit or a miss, style-wise?


  • Casual Style 1 of 8
    Casual Style
    While some Presidential-types would say that bare arms are a no-no, Michelle will tell you, "Wanna see my guns?" Photo via Twitter
  • Like A Real Mom 2 of 8
    Like A Real Mom
    Don't you just love Michelle's casual, everyday mom style? It's an A+ in my book. Photo via Twitter
  • Seeing Blue 3 of 8
    Seeing Blue
    I love, love, love MIchelle's blue dress here! Blue is definitely her color (and wow does it bring out her great curves too, right?) Photo via Twitter
  • First Lady Attire 4 of 8
    First Lady Attire
    She can look so First Lady sometimes, yet so casual and relaxed. As mothers, we can definitely relate to her style. Photo via Twitter
  • Versatile 5 of 8
    Versatile
    And what's even better about her wardrobe, is that it's so versatile, that she can bust out and jump rope in her otherwise very business wear attire! Photo via Twitter
  • Affordable 6 of 8
    Affordable
    Now, let's be honest here: doesn't this look like an outfit you could find at TJ Maxx? And at a good price, too? Photo via Twitter
  • Stylish 7 of 8
    Stylish
    Only Michelle Obama can look super stylish and chic in an all-white suit, am i not right? Photo via Twitter
  • Bright Colors 8 of 8
    Bright Colors
    In the last four years, Michelle has worn a lot of yellow, and it works on her. I am especially loving her cardigan in this pics. Photo via Twitter

Photos via Twitter.com

Check out more of what Joanna says at The Bambulino Project Blog

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