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The President and First Lady attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute dinner in Washington this evening. Mrs. O has wowed with her knock-out glamour, in a look that has all the makings of a classic. We love our first lady in sequins!

Update: Mrs. O's black sequin boat neck dress is Michael Kors!

Reader Comments (49)

aaaawwww isn't she lovely

love that dress she looks like a pretty doll

and the prez looks handsome also

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:13 AM | Registered Commenterdanadevin74

The dress falls nicely on her figure. Her legs and arms look great!

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:13 AM | Registered Commentermissann

Wow .....!!!!!! Isn't she lovely. Love the waythe dress fit.Mr. President is holding her hand " Yup this is my wife and I aint lettin her go. " Beautiful couple.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:27 AM | Registered CommenterTsetse Johnson

Wow, what a lovely take on the little black dress. Check out our president checking her out:


And I like how dress hugs her womanly curves, then falls into a flow.

I am going to need a closeup on those bangles. FLOTUS is looking sophisticated and HOT!

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:30 AM | Registered Commenterboazwife

this is ridiculously good. like....there are no words

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterAll_abouteve

She is so not my mother's First Lady! And my mother would have loved her. Basic black never looked so good. The bangles are a great signature piece, but I really want to the lowdown on those earrings!

Also: check out all the photos on Getty. Jennifer Lopez looked stunning at the dinner. There are some lovely close ups showing her best "smokey eyes" ever. And at the Capital this afternoon, she rocked a dress I'm betting no one had ever seen in the halls of that institution. And Louboutins! Usually I'm looking at Pelosi's amazing pearls. Today it was all about JLo.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:54 AM | Registered Commenteroperafanatic


I've been patiently waiting for a shimmery/sexy/sophisticated number. Michelle, you served.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:55 AM | Registered CommenterMcKinley

Our first lady is exquisite! Yum, yum, yum!

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 1:02 AM | Registered CommenterLota


Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 1:38 AM | Registered CommenterCouture Coco

Absolutely fabulous...both of them!

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 3:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

Wow! Simple and sophisticated.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7:11 AM | Registered CommenterBevi

OOOOOOOO MMMMMMM GGGGGGG !!!!!!! I have no more words. Then again...FABULOSO!!!! And the President shows such pride when he is with her. All husbands should be like that. Attentive and Proud.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterTrinisamba

THIS is our First Lady. H-O-T!! don't know which I love more...her jacked arms, or the casual way she wears this stunning outfit that is actually (gasp) SEXY! Don't need to be convinced BO is a smart guy, but choosing Michelle as his partner reinforces it!

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 8:50 AM | Unregistered Commenterbex719

I love, love, love this dress on her. She is stunning!
(I don't like this camera angle)

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 8:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterJoyce


Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 8:56 AM | Unregistered Commenterkbarch

Love the dress. Hits her in all the right places.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 9:31 AM | Unregistered Commenterlisa

In the Michelle Obama Style section on Huff Post there is a slideshow of the Jason Wu collection. With the exception of the "big (pink) bird" dress, I thought virtually everything looked like it was channeling FLOTUS. Some pieces would need a tweak or two (lining in the sheer tops, more modest neckline, that kind of thing), but it's almost funny how he's geared his look to her. And there are contrasting belts and cummerbunds all over the place.

It's also interesting to see how the clothes look on the models, and think about how they'd look on MO. Bottom line: they'd look much better on a real woman with a body that looks healthy.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 10:05 AM | Registered Commenteroperafanatic


I hope Jennifer Lopez keeps this hairdo. So much more flattering than her hair pulled back! What a glam night!

FLOTUS looks wonderful! This picture will make everyone smile! So in love! :) http://www.everyceleb.com/congressional-hispanic-caucus-institute-dinner/article-12496#topArticleKreditDiv

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 10:12 AM | Unregistered Commentercanyongal

Simply stunning! What a gorgeous first couple!

I have included a link for video from yesterdays Olympic event at the White House.


Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 10:14 AM | Registered CommenterDoc Sue

She looks amazing !!! Go Michelle go! We love you and so does the president.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterAma

This dress is definitely a keeper. It is the kind of dress that she can still wear when they leave the White House in 2017. It has a timelessness quality to it. It is perfect for her - like the dress for her official photo - sleeless, close to the body, solid color. The President is handsome as always. I agree with the earlier posting about "this is my lady" type pride.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:19 AM | Unregistered Commenterpt821

Wow. Like.... WOW. That's just FABULOUS.

OK, I'm just going to sit here and gawp for a while.......

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:28 AM | Registered CommenterPosh Tater

There's a ittle clip of his speech here.... not that great, but bits.


Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:37 AM | Registered CommenterPosh Tater

Has the first lady ever worn open toe shoes or strappy sandals? I'd like to see her wear some really sexy heels with jewels on them or something.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterTS

Love Michele's look, as always--but I can't help but notice that our POTUS is looking a little older and more weary.

Godspeed to both of them as they move our nation forward.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterInfoDiva

Mrs. T - did you notice the solicitation at 9/17 at 1:39 a.m.? Do you permit those on the site??

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:44 PM | Unregistered Commenteroperafanatic

Thanks operafanatic - have taken it down.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 1:22 PM | Registered CommenterMrs. T

@ InfoDiva - yes I have noticed how older and weary he has been looking. It's a little sad to see this progression. But that is the price one must pay for their spot in moving our nation forward and to be part of history. He'll be fine because he has many prayers for him, and a family that sustains him.

Mrs. O looks sexy and confident in this dress. It's one of those dresses that the minute you put it on, get the hair, make-up, accessories, and heels going - you know it's knock out. I can only imagine how happy she was with this look.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 1:46 PM | Registered CommenterIVA

Beautifully perfect; perfectly beautiful.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 3:18 PM | Registered Commentermrso2

This is pic of Mrs. O and Mr. O at the Medal of Honor ceremony. She looks lovely in this floral print dress.


There are also pics of her at the farmer's market on getty and yahoo.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 4:52 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

@nyon thats dress looks soooo pretty on michelle you can tell shes been working out

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 5:01 PM | Registered Commentersierra

@ Nyon - thanks! She is ready to knock 'em out for the fall. Can't wait until she starts touting health care. She's his secret weapon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 5:10 PM | Registered CommenterIVA

Our First Lady is so expressive: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/90888938

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 5:14 PM | Registered CommenterIVA

Oooohhhhhh! That dress Mrs O wore to the medal of honors ceremony it is just too much. And the outfit from the farmer's market is so stylishly casual. After the HOT outfit last night, I think I may be swooning. Its fashion week in New York City, yet they all with their fancy catwalks and leggy models cannot command the attention that Mrs O attracts. Her clothes, accessories, hair and makeup are fabulous, but there is something more. She has a fresh, everyday, every woman something about her.

Just think in less than 24 hours she has gone from casual olympic fun to hot glam in celebrating our Latino brethren, to sophisticated solemn in honoring a fallen hero, to looking stylish picking up fresh veggies and supporting our farmers. From splashes of color to a sparkly take on basic black.

I am having so much fun following Mrs O, what and whom she is wearing.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 5:37 PM | Registered Commenterboazwife

Mrs.O has been knocking it out of the park lately

the dress from the medal of honor ceremony is just yowza!

and the farmer's market 's dress is so pretty.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 5:48 PM | Registered CommenterPalGirl2008

Fun, fun, fun! That's all I can say about Mrs.O's outfit at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the farmers market and the Medal of Honor ceremony. She looks so great in all of those photo's. At the farmers market it isn't so much what she's wearing but how cheery and lighthearted she looks. What other first lady do you know would wear a wreath of orange flowers around her neck to a farmers market without fear of criticism? She looks so cute and happy there. And the print of her Medal of Honor ceremony dress is so unique. I would say it's a floral print, but it looks like there's some sort of abstract art mixed into it somewhere. Love it!

Here's a photo from the Medal of Honor ceremony:

And a photo from the farmers market today:

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:14 PM | Registered CommenterAri

I went to the White House farmer's market today on my way home from work. It's wonderful! Such a great addition to the neighborhood. Looking forward to my "farm fresh" dinner tonight. FLOTUS looks fabulous in those pics, by the way!

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark

Forget the First lady! O my God check out these fotos that'll make your day


Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7:14 PM | Registered CommenterMimi

You are so right Boazwife, Mrs Obama is so ravishing in the most realistic and unplastic of ways. I'm always excited to see her. Just something about her that is so captivating, interesting and very appealing and yet not at all shallow.

IVA & InfoDiva: The President does look very worn and tired. The perils of his office, I suppose. But he has already succeeded and will continue to succeed.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 9:32 PM | Registered CommenterEleroy

Awwww Mimi! Thank you so much! What a treat! How charming and beautiful!

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 9:36 PM | Registered CommenterEleroy

Mimi, these photos are too cute for words! :)
Goodness, Sasha loves her daddy!
As for Mrs. O. I will echo the comments above: "isn't she lovely!"

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 10:54 PM | Registered Commenterzile

@TS: she has worn open toe shoes and strappy sandals throughout the spring and summer. She has 2 pair of open toe, strappy kitten (or at least, low-ish) heels - I think by Jimmy Choo - in both black and a kind of dark silver. I also remember commenting on her brighly painted toenails at the ceremony in New York at the Met Museum - I'm not sure if she was in the Jimmys or something else that day. If you scroll back thru the home pages you will see she has a love affair with that look. The pumps she's been wearing the last couple of days I think represent a move into fall, post-Labor Day.

Friday, September 18, 2009 at 12:45 AM | Registered Commenteroperafanatic

POTUS needs a new tailor. His pants never fall correctly. Makes him look sloppy.

Friday, September 18, 2009 at 4:12 PM | Unregistered Commentertru

MIMI: Thanks so much for directing us to those wonderful photos. The President is obviously one terrific dad!

Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 4:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

Sensational!!!! Mrs. O has inspired me to do arm weights and to eat even healthier. May God keep the first family constantly in is his loving arms.

Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 11:36 PM | Registered CommenterValerie Robinson

She does look good in Michael Kors; I wonder if this is the same dress, but sleeveless:


and from the back:


Monday, September 21, 2009 at 11:45 AM | Registered Commenterboazwife

Elegant and chic just like we like it.

BRAVO Lady O ..... ;

Monday, September 21, 2009 at 2:02 PM | Unregistered Commenterriver rush

Michelle decided to keep it simple. Love the sparkle. Very appropriate for the occasion.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 5:42 PM | Registered CommenterRuth Leslie

Love that Michelle shows the world that it's ok to wear the same dress twice. Who if not her? See our rundown of her inauguration looks: http://visual-therapy.com/blog/inauguration-style-chic-perfection/

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterVisualTherapyNY

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