The Michelle Obama Outfits That History Will Never Forget

It was only natural that during Michelle Obama's time as the first lady of the United States, the world was watching every move she made. And her style was as notable as her other important contributions. She championed young and upcoming American designers like Tanya Taylor and Brandon Maxwell; she supported mass brands (where so much of the country shops), including J.Crew and Target; and FLOTUS thoughtfully selected specific designers for special occasions. Remember when she wore that stunning Atelier Versace creation to welcome the Italian Prime Minister and his wife to D.C.?

But since she's left the White House, we find ourselves still keeping track of her looks. Why? Because Obama's place as a style star didn’t stop there. Ahead, see just a few of the former FLOTUS’s standout looks and go-to style that make her an enduring fashion inspiration.

Next, take a trip down memory lane with another high-profile style star, Kate Middleton.