We Address The State Of Michelle Obama's Purple State Of The Union Dress (And How To Get It)

January 27, 2010 by Eileen Conlan
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We tuned in to hear President Obama speak tonight about the state of the union tonight, and we couldn’t help but notice Michelle Obama’s adorable, pulled-together purple State of the Union dress (which, according to Mrs O, is by Isaac Mizrahi). The verdict? Elegant, fun, and of course, in her signature purple. Now we’ll show you how to get it for less, in 4 easy steps:

Our picks to mimic her look tonight, so no matter which side of the political fence you tend to lean, we can all agree this first lady has serious style worth copying.

Step 1: This J.Crew cashmere tee feels soft, and is available in a ton of colors (though of course we’re partial to Michelle Obama’s royal purple).

Step 2: Adds a voluminous skirt, like this skirt by INC. Take a cue from Michelle Obama’s State of the Union outfit and mix fabrics!

Step 3: Simply add a strand of pearls–the easiest way to make any simple outfit seem more elegant–perfect for busy women everywhere, including Michelle Obama.

Step 4: Turn this sweet belt around and fasten it at the waist, and you’ve got the First Lady’s casual but chic look State of the Union look.

See all of our favorite Michelle Obama outfits, plus mimic her impeccable style with our guides to cardigans, A-line skirts, and classic jewelry staples.

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