At Sunday night’s Kennedy Center Honors, Michelle Obama basically stole the entire show in a beyond stunning blue gown from Vera Wang. It was yet another unforgettable style moment from the First Lady.
It’s no secret that I adore MObama’s style. I make a point to highlight my new favorites whenever they come along. However, I wanted to take this opportunity to mention exactly why I like Michelle’s style so much. It’s not that I think everything she wears is perfect; on the contrary, I have commented on some major faux pas. But regardless of the specific outfit, she truly appears to feel good about herself and what she’s wearing.
“It’s the first time I can think of that a celebrity has inspired people to think a different way about dressing, as opposed to dressing like them. … You want to have that idea, that you can be confident enough to bare your arms, or you can be confident enough to put a cardigan belted over a dress and not have to go to a jacket. [Michelle Obama] allows women to think about ideas of styling themselves instead of literally following what she does, and I think that’s so fascinating.”
Bingo. MObama exudes confidence in everything she puts on, and inspires us to think outside the sartorial box. And for that, I thank her.