President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama after his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place Nov. 6, 2012. in Chicago, Ill.
First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a custom-made sleeveless dress by Tracy Reese, acknowledges the crowd after delivering a speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4, 2012, on the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the annual picnic for Members of Congress June 27, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The first last is known for wearing bare shoulders, bold colors and "statement" costume jewelry. Her wardrobe for public events is a mix of designer duds and off-the rack outfits.
Sara Iglehart of Glamour magazine says Michelle Obama mixes high and low styles. Here, she stands during a soundcheck during preparations for the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 3, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C.
President Barack Obama arrives at a campaign event with first lady Michelle Obama Aug. 15, 2012, in Dubuque, Iowa. The first lady's favorite designers are Isabel Toledo, Naeem Kahn, Jason Wu and Narciso Rodriguez. She also often wears items from the retailer J Crew.
First lady Michelle Obama and US Ambassador Louis Susman attend a reception at Buckingham Palace for Heads of State and Government attending the Olympics Opening Ceremony on July 27, 2012, in London.
First lady Michelle Obama disembarks from Air Force One at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Ill., on June 15, 2012.
First lady Michelle Obama departs the White House to attend an event at Sidwell Friends School on May 30, 2012, in Washington.
First lady Michelle Obama arrives for a press conference to announce changes to Disney's nutrition guideline policy on June 5, 2012, at the Newseum in Washington.
President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle walk to the White House in Washington on May 5, 2012. after returning from campaign stops in Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Va.
First lady Michelle Obama deplanes at Orlando (Fla.) International Airport, Feb. 10, 2012, during her three-day national tour celebrating the second anniversary of Let's Move!.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk along the Colonnade of the White House Sept. 21, 2010, in Washington.
First lady Michelle Obama waves as she steps out of a SUV July 23, 2010, upon return to the White House in Washington.
First lady Michelle Obama arrives for a visit to Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2010, as part of a tour hosted by Obama for spouses of heads of government attending the United Nations General Assembly.
First lady Michelle Obama leaves after delivering remarks on the "Let's Move!" initiative during the 2010 Hispanic Heritage Month events of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washingtion on Sept. 14, 2010.
First lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha walk to board Air Force One at Cape Cod Coast Guard Station, Mass., on Aug. 29, 2010.
President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, Sept. 18, 2010.
President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Western Ball in Washington, , Jan. 21, 2009. The flowy, white, one-shouldered gown, covered in fabric petals and dotted with beads is by Jason Wu, 26, a rising star in the fashion world. It was donated to the Smithsonian Museum for its collection of first lady gowns.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Midwestern Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, Jan. 20, 2009. The fitted-bodice, gathered-skirt gown was a departure for Obama, who is known for wearing sleek sheath dresses in jewel tones.
Michelle Obama, wearing a sparkling gold sheath dress with matching coat by Cuban-born American designer Isabel Toledo, arrives at the inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan 20, 2009, in Washington.
President-elect Barack Obama, left, and wife Michelle, wearing a camel-colored coat and skirt, wave as they arrive at the "We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Jan. 18, 2009.
Navy and purple were the colors of the day for the Whistle Stop train trip to Washington, D.C. From left are Michelle Obama, President-elect Barack Obama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden, and his wife, Jill, shown walking while being introduced at the War Memorial Plaza, Jan. 17, 2009, in Baltimore.
Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, left, are seen with Michelle Obama during a rally, in Wilmington, Del., Jan. 17, 2009, during their inaugural whistle stop train trip to Washington.
President-elect Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle Obama, after speaking at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, Jan. 17, 2009, before his inaugural whistle stop train trip to Washington. Saks Fifth Avenue fashion director Michael Fink says Mrs. Obama's a confident poised woman who can wear almost anything.
Michelle Obama makes her way through the crowd at Denver's Invesco Stadium, Aug. 28, 2008. In a blue shift dress adorned with a pendant, her penchant for the look has been described as "sexy but safe."
On Aug. 25, 2008, Michelle Obama addressed delegates at the Democratic National Convention wearing a simple, blue-green wool dress with a V-neck and 3/4-length sleeves by Chicago designer Maria Pinto. The large starburst pendant on the dress, worn near her heart, came straight from Obama's jewelry box, and was reminiscent of her husband's rising sun campaign logo.
On the historic night that her husband became the first African-American to accept his party's nomination for president in Denver, she was wearing a printed dress by hot designer Thakoon Panichgul. The sleeveless, black-and-white dress she wore weeks earlier on "The View" became a must-have, off-the-rack item.
Michelle Obama wore a black sheath and a pearl choker for her official portrait, taken in the Blue Room of The White House in Washington.
Mrs. Obama's preference for sleeveless daytime clothes in any season, like this green dress she wore to a White House concert, or the hot pink lacy dress she wore on the cover of People magazine, has spawned a new fashion trend. But not everyone is fan; some fashionistas have criticized her choices.
In her European debut -- all eyes were on what first lady Michelle Obama would wear. And she didn't dissapoint. Here she went with classic black and white when she and President Obama had an audience with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at London's Buckingham Palace on April 1, 2009. The dress is by Cuban-born American designer Isabel Toledo and the cardigan is by Azzedine Alaia.
The first-time meeting between Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, was billed as a "Fashion Face-off" and "Style Summit." Mrs. Obama wore a black silk topcoat flecked with fuschia flowers by Thakoon; Bruni-Sarkozy wore a gray coat by Dior. Both first ladies later removed their coats to reveal coordinated dresses - Bruni-Sarkozy's in gray, and Obama's in fuschia.
At a NATO event in Baden-Baden, Germany, on April 3, 2009, Michelle Obama wore a sleeveless knit dress with a ruffled skirt by Parisian designer Azzedine Alaia, the New York Times reported. She paired the dress with hoop earrings and a bangle, and the pearls she had been wearing frequently throughout the trip were absent.
When she walked down the stairs of Air Force One at Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan, Ariz., Michelle Obama raised some eyebrows by wearing shorts. Some say she revealed too much skin, but she most likely was just trying to beat the Arizona heat while on her way to the Grand Canyon for a family vacation.It was, however, the last time she was photographed in shorts.