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Michelle Obama in a White Jason Wu Gown at the Inaugural Ball

First Lady Style: Michelle Obama in Jason Wu

She could have chosen any American great: Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors . . . the list goes on. But she chose a newcomer, Taiwan-born Jason Wu. It's safe to say the 26-year-old designer just got a major career boost. The white, one-shouldered flower applique dress is very, very pretty. And what a breath of fresh air it is. Some are saying it's bridal-esque, others are saying that, on the flip side, it's sexy. I say it's both, and neither in a bad way. And let's not forget: Obama's black and white tux is immaculate — has he ever looked more handsome?The gown is frothy, totally feminine. But is it first lady apropo? I think we've learned by now that Michelle makes up her own style rules. Over the next four years, she'll be breaking any first lady preconceived notions. Isn't that what change is all about? Michelle is destined to be the belle of every inaugural ball tonight.

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doogirl doogirl 8 years
I hated this dress. I was terribly disappointed in her choice on this one, she's usually so stylish and this just falls flat. It's blah. He looked great but she bombed in this one. I love her though!
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I think she looked wonderful.
Calimie Calimie 8 years
I love it! It does look like a wedding dress but she and Obama looked sooooo good dancing it didn't matter. They both look beautiful.
SugarJaniece SugarJaniece 8 years
First Lady Michelle Obama looked absolutely stunning in this gown. I loved how it moved during her dance with President Obama.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
i'm glad she went with the unexpected. the pres and first lady look so cute together and headoverheels in love :)
pxpxcutie pxpxcutie 8 years
She looks great in white!
danixk danixk 8 years
I love this dress...just not on her, it's not very flattering on her figure. It almost makes her look a little bit heavier than she really is.
gholson54 gholson54 8 years
Why am I the only one who thinks it looks like my great grandmothers bedspread? And the yellow dress and coat in the morning looked like her couch! I am sorry, she is a pretty lady but I did not like the outfits.
water-lily water-lily 8 years
I gotta say this is a very un-expected look for her, in a good way. (Much improved from that red and black number) It's safe, stylish, and feminine. It softens up her look and really compliments her shape. I would have prefered a golden shade, over the off-white color though.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
Definitely not what I expected, but I think I like it!
denim_mania denim_mania 8 years
Gosh, her dress is gorgeoussssss.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Very nice
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
I'm loving the shape of the gown, and the fact that she picked a newcomer to the scene....seems like that's something she likes to do, and I applaud it. I do however kinda wish the gown's flowers didn't look a bit like TP!
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
Loved her dress!!!! The white looks beatiful on her. They both look wonderful. Obama looked emaculate in his matching tux w. the white. The whole first family set the bar high yesterday. They were glowing and I love that they have a great and inventive fashion sense.
missceego0711 missceego0711 8 years
I like the dress she wore. Although I not a big fan of white dresses, it worked for her. She wore the dress well and she looked fabulous. Barack was stunning in his suit. Two people that go so great together. I can't wait to see the Obama's out together more at formal events. They look so good together.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Stunning. Only two other First Ladies wore white dresses at their Inaugural Balls: Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan, both of whom were highly fashionable. I also appreciate that she chose young, little-known American designers that are of color for this day. Excellent choice all-around.
lula29 lula29 8 years
I absoulutely love the fact that she chooses young and up in coming designers!! The Obamas have a knack for this. They are really in tune to art in that way and I can't get enough of it. I loved her dress. It was like her coming out party and I think it was very appropriate.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
I was really afraid I was going to hate it. Sometimes she looks so perfect, and sometimes she looks so off. But the more I see it, the more I love it.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I'm not too crazy about her dress. I think she could have found something much better.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Meh.
syako syako 8 years
This is much better than the day look. I agree it's a little bridal. I thought she'd go for something...more elaborate or poofy--- maybe billowy is a better word.
its-only-fashion its-only-fashion 8 years
AMAZING!! and so exciting for Jason Wu!!!! http://www.itsonlyfashion.net/2720176
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
Amazing dress ! couldn't be any better than this
Merlin713 Merlin713 8 years
The shape is good, but the color and whatever is on it is not.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Beautiful gown. She looked amazing!
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