"Basic" Isn't in Michelle Obama's Vocabulary, and This Patterned Dress Proves It

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We've got to hand it to Michelle Obama: the woman knows how to score a damn good dress, and we're taking notes. The former first lady attended an event at the Streicker Center in New York City, and — spoiler alert! — she was wearing an oh-so-perfect outfit for the occasion.

Michelle joined David Letterman on stage wearing a black-and-white Naeem Khan dress that was anything but basic. With long sleeves and a flounced hemline, the knee-length dress was covered in the coolest geometric pattern that totally captured our attention. The printed number could easily work for either the office or a night out, and hey, we're all about versatility.

The dress's eye-catching pattern did the talking as Michelle only accessorized with a diamond ring. She also kept her shoe choice simple, opting for a pair of black pumps with an ankle strap, further proving that the dress speaks for itself. Ahead, see Michelle's ensemble from all angles, then shop similar pieces to emulate her timeless style.