When Michelle Obama became the First Lady in 2008, she also became an immediate fashion icon. Lately, she's been alternating more daring cuts and colors with her signature knee-length floral dresses. Here, we catalogue her best looks.
FLOTUS ushered in the new year in a black floral dress with sheer cap sleeves.
On Christmas Day, Michelle Obama wore a simple, beautiful dress in cool colors when she joined Barack Obama addressing the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua.
For her final holiday address with Barack Obama as the First Family, FLOTUS stunned in this embellished purple top that's a new (but somehow still classic) take on the holiday sweater.
For her final holiday party at the White House, the First Lady wore a floral-accented black shift dress by Tanya Taylor with classic black pumps. The designer posted the chic style moment on Instagram, sharing her excitement over seeing FLOTUS in one of her designs. She captioned the photo: "When it's your birthday and #MichelleObama wears you for her final #WhiteHouse holiday party it's a really really good day ❤️🙏🏼🎄🇺🇸 #FLOTUS ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"
For the Obamas' final state dinner, FLOTUS made all the jaws drop dripping in custom rose gold Atelier Versace.
FLOTUS wears fall florals in a custom Self-Portrait dress with green printed paneling and a mesh neckline while at the Broadway Shines a Light on Girls' Education event in New York.
Michelle Obama absolutely glittered in a beautiful gold gown by Naeem Khan at the Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.
The First Lady's champagne-colored dress and sparkling sheer drape from Givenchy was the stand out look of the night. Clearly she wanted to impress for her final White House Correspondents' Dinner. Mission accomplished!
For a lunch with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, coolest-FLOTUS-ever Michelle paid homage to Prince's death in a purple Narciso Rodriguez coat and Oscar de la Renta dress.
Wearing a gray-and-black blended short-sleeved dress while touching down in Hawaii for the Obamas' Christmas vacation.
Wearing a tailored pantsuit for the delivery of the White House's official Christmas tree in D.C.
Dressed in head-to-toe black while embracing Beyoncé on stage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City.
In custom Vera Wang Collection at a formal state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.
In 3.1 Phillip Lim alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping at the White House.
In Monique Lhuillier at the White House with the Pope.
In Carolina Herrera greeting the Pope in Washington, D.C.
In Tadashi Shoji at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 45th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
Arriving in Martha's Vineyard with Barack Obama, sporting a sleeveless, knee-length black dress and ballet flats.
In Missoni at the Milan Expo.
Arriving in Italy with daughters Sasha and Malia, wearing a Duro Olowu skirt.
Wearing a dress from Christopher Kane's Pre-Fall 2015 collection while on Downing Street in London to meet Prime Minister David Cameron.
In Mary Katrantzou while meeting with students at the Mulberry School in London.
Arriving in London with Sasha, Malia, and her mother Marian Robinson.
Wearing a floral dress while talking with students at a Harvest White House Kitchen Garden event.
At a state dinner honoring Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, in a feminine Tadashi Shoji gown.
She wears a matching pastel coat and dress with the First Lady of Japan, Akie Abe, welcoming the Japanese Prime Minister and his wife to the White House.
At BET's 'Black Girls Rock' event in Newark, wearing surprisingly daring Zac Posen.
Attending a town hall on U.S.-India relations in New Delhi in a floral dress with a leather belt, a rare accessory for the First Lady.
At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards with her husband, in a Bibhu Mohapatra gown that shows of her shoulders.
Mrs. Obama spoke at a luncheon in New York wearing a Tanya Taylor dress.