Michelle Obama's Summer Dresses Are What Your Dream Closet Is Made Of

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Over the years, former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has been applauded for her great taste in glamorous gowns, and she most recently dazzled with her incredibly chic wardrobe during the promotion of her bestselling memoir, Becoming, all while redefining the meaning of power dressing — I mean, who could forget that blue sparkly jumpsuit? But should you need yet another reason as to why Michelle Obama will forever be our style icon, I have one question for you: have you ever noticed how incredible her Summer dresses are?

With what seems to be a special affinity for floral midis, Michelle's sartorial game is, without a doubt, among some of the best out there when it comes to Summer dresses. From unexpected geometrical prints and slightly more formal options (perfect for the office!) to pretty pastel colors, delicate lace, and more relaxed styles that'll have you wishing Summer would never end, Michelle Obama has, over the past few years, managed to elevate the simple Summer dress into a sophisticated piece that we simply couldn't do without.

Ahead, get a closer look at some of her best dress styles, and shop similar pieces to channel Michelle's go-to looks — believe me when I say that some of these dresses will change your closet for the better.

Michelle's Floral Print Midi Dress
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Michelle's Floral Print Midi Dress

In April 2015, Michelle Obama attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in New York, dressed in an elegant floral midi dress that she paired with black pumps.

Michelle's Red Shirt Dress
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Michelle's Red Shirt Dress

A good shirt dress is a staple, as proven by Michelle Obama in June 2015. Back then, she paired her red number with black ballet flats.

Michelle's Pink Gingham Halter Neck Dress
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Michelle's Pink Gingham Halter Neck Dress

On the Fourth of July of the same year, Michelle and Barack Obama hosted an Independence Day event for military personnel and White House staff on the South Lawn of the White House. For the occasion, she wore a pink gingham halter neck dress by Michael Kors, which she paired with metallic heels.

Michelle's Crochet Floral Dress
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Michelle's Crochet Floral Dress

For Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in April 2016, Michelle stunned in a pretty crochet floral dress, which she accessorized with yellow heels.

Saylor Floral Embroidered Crochet-Trim Dress
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Saylor Floral Embroidered Crochet-Trim Dress

Michelle's Green Geometric Print Dress
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Michelle's Green Geometric Print Dress

Michelle paired her fun midi with a thin black belt.

Diane von Furstenberg Farrell Printed Dress
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Diane von Furstenberg Farrell Printed Dress

Etro Geometric Shift Dress
Farfetch

Etro Geometric Shift Dress

Etro Geometric Shift Dress ($620, originally $1,240)

Michelle's Striped Dress
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Michelle's Striped Dress

While in Spain, Michelle worked this striped midi with a pair of beige wedges.

Michelle's Graphic Midi
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Michelle's Graphic Midi

Michelle paired this fun Preen by Thornton Bregazzi midi with simple flat sandals.

Michelle's Yellow Lace Dress
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Michelle's Yellow Lace Dress

In August 2016, Michelle Obama stunned in this yellow number, complete with strappy sandals.

Michelle's Black and White Gingham Dress
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Michelle's Black and White Gingham Dress

When returning from vacation, Michelle kept things simple and casual with a gingham dress and white sneakers.

Michelle's Floral Wrap Dress
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Michelle's Floral Wrap Dress

Michelle paired this elegant floral wrap dress with simple black pumps.

Michelle's Chevron Dress
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Michelle's Chevron Dress

She styled her slightly more formal chevron dress with black suede heels.

Michelle's White Cotton Midi Dress
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Michelle's White Cotton Midi Dress

We can't work out what's cooler here: Michelle's white dress, her cork wedges, or her Prada bag?

Michelle's Pink Floral Midi Dress
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Michelle's Pink Floral Midi Dress

In August 2019, Michelle wore a long-sleeved number with simple white pumps.