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Hello, Sunshine

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The president and first lady appeared in the East Room at the White House this afternoon to host the Diplomatic Corps Reception. For the event, Mrs. O turned to a Jason Wu custom chartreuse satin sheath with inverted pleat bodice detail, last seen in April 2010 when the first lady traveled to Mexico, here

Reader Comments (36)

Oh my oh my oh my, what a gorgeous dress! One of my favorite Wu desings. As usual Mrs O looks devine in gem tones. Love her and the Pres.!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 8:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterSusan

The President and First Lady look amazing. I find it inspiring how they manage to look so carefree with all the pressures they face in their daily lives! God Bless America!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM | Registered CommenterStrong Foru

They always look at each other so adoringly. Their love is so beautiful. And so are they!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 9:23 PM | Registered Commentertrinisamba

I love her hair like this. As for them looking good in the face of so much adversity, well you never let them see you sweat! You keep moving forward and looking good while doing so.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 9:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterSophisticated Lady

What I love about Mrs. O, and President O, is that they let their love show so openly. I love having a first couple that seems to approach the world from a heart-centered place, as that has to have a positive impact on all their dealings. And they look good doing it, too!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:07 PM | Unregistered Commenterouapiti

Love, love, love this dress - the style and colour enhance Mrs O's beauty and elegance. She looks so confident and natural, her hair and make-up are 'spot-on' as usual. She really does the sheath dress justice - always a winner on Mrs O in my opinion but this is especially good.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:32 PM | Registered CommenterBridget in Australia

Sheer elegance. The first lady never has a bad hair day and is always lovely.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:59 PM | Unregistered Commentermarie

I love the fact that she is wearing her hair longer, love it, love it, love it.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:01 PM | Unregistered Commenterdasie

Still love the dress, especially the color, but hates the hairdo; it looks dated and is too high in the crown. It does seem to have a nice brown color that I love.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterNora

But it's gold, not chartreuse, right? I love the FLOUS in gold. She is stunning....it's not an easy color to wear.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2:17 AM | Unregistered Commentercanyongal

What a beautiful picture !

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 3:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterJestina (England)

I think Mrs. O's hair looks great, and the dress is beautiful. It's just begging for one of her glorious brooches, however!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 4:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

Is it just me, but i think of late she is more 'first ladylike"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 5:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterCla

The simple sheath dress--beautiful! One of my fashion pet peeves and personal fashion problems is well-fitting armholes in sleeves dresses. They must not gap and reveal dough-y underarm flesh (not that Mrs. Obama suffers from that, but I do!). This timeless classic look is complemented by her understated, flattering hairstyle. What about the earrings? Teardrop pearls? Cloisonne?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 8:22 AM | Unregistered Commenterthumper

It looks like gold to me as well, but the official word from Jason Wu's press representative was "chartreuse"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 9:41 AM | Registered CommenterMrs. T

Nice! :-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 9:55 AM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

Mrs. O also won an award!

"First Lady Michelle Obama Wins The 2010 Blueberry Award for Excellence"


Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

Agree with those who say this looks more like a pale gold - but it was more chartreuse (greeny yellow) in the Mexico photos. Differences in lighting and processing?

Some other views:



Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 12:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterBeeGee

Loves It!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 12:44 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

Lovely and, yes, very First Lady-like:)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM | Registered CommenterLisa H

The dress is beautiful and I love the color on her - she is just glowing.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 1:43 PM | Unregistered Commenterfoo

Love the gold. I believe that all darker-skinned women, such as our beautiful First Lady, look stunning in jewel tones. I would love to see a more complete picture of the dress - does anyone know where other pics are available?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 1:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Cincinnati Kid

This photo is so beautiful. Mrs. O is glowing, the dress is perfect and the two of them together...well what is there to say? They make me feel so proud.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterJoanne Stelling

This dress looks gold on my monitor, but I remember when our Michellle wore it before. You could clearly tell that it is chartreuse and quite lovely. I like how she kept it simple and those earrings are darling. Personally, this chartreuse is one of my favorite colors, but can be a tricky one to wear. Jason Wu has really come into his own and FLOTUS wears his designs quite well. Really nice!

@ Cinci Kid, there's some pics on Huffington Post in the Style section where you'll see a full shot.Also, there's a close-up of the earrings....darling!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2:52 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

Now that's a gold dress I could wear!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 3:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

I wanted to also comment on the stitching on the top of the dress. Very flattering.

By the way, is there an online visual dictionary of tailoring terminology? I would like to comment more knowledgeably on the details of Mrs. O's outfits.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 3:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia


Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 3:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterMISS BAKER

Orange Maria Pinto sheath with sleeves for the posthumous Medal of Honor ceremony today. She wore this when the Os visited the Bushes at the White House before the inauguration.

Two views:



Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 4:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterBeeGee

Wow! I've always thought this shade of butter yellow is one of her best colors. lovely!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 4:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterJanice Lee

More Michelle Obama Style!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 5:27 PM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

I guess it's the "Sugarbaker" in me. I love big hair! Work it Mrs. O.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 5:32 PM | Registered CommenterMcKinley

Very pretty. NIce color for autumn transition.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 6:15 PM | Unregistered Commenterwatchingitall

I like this MUCH better this time. Maybe it's the photograph but I disliked this dress last time out. Today it looks much softer and way more flattering. Very glamourous.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7:43 PM | Registered CommenterPosh Tater

Omo...omo...omo...Mrs. Obama is so Chic in Chartruese! The intensity of the color against her beautiful skin makes her stand out even more!

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 11:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterMs. M

Such a Golden moment. Love the colour.

Friday, October 8, 2010 at 10:23 AM | Registered Commenterprettiribbons

The First Lady is simply, absolutely stunning!! Her hair has grown out some, but it seems to flatter her face even more, and that just makes her all the more gorgeous! We are so blessed to have this incredible woman as our First Lady- she does nothing but give her all to the work of representing this country in the best way possible, and the way she does it honors us, herself, and especially her loving husband.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 9:17 PM | Unregistered Commenterpatsy soto

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