Michelle Obama excels at adapting her fashion personality to the many duties of First Lady. Depending on circumstances, her style touches on all four of the major fashion personality types. She's classic for certain high-profile occasions, trendy for others. She has a romantic side to her fashion personality too. If I had to guess, I'd say that if she could always dress as she pleases without deference to official duties, she would prefer a mix of casual and trendy.
1. Michelle Obama's Classic Fashion Personality
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For a pre-inaugural event outdoors, Michelle Obama selected a very classic suit with black high heels and a neutral color combination of camel and black. Classic style is timeless, and this ensemble certainly qualifies. Although classic may not be her personal style preference, she knows that classic can be a winning and appropriate look for some official occasions.
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2. Michelle Obama's Trendy Fashion Personality
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Michelle Obama drew some criticism when she wore this red and black Narciso Rodriquez dress from Rodriquez's spring 2009 collection on election night when Barack Obama made his acceptance speech in Chicago. A trait of trendy fashion personality is the love of cutting-edge fashion--always the latest--and this dress falls into that category. Michelle Obama has also shown a preference for new or relatively unknown designers, as opposed to the more traditional designers, such as Oscar de la Renta, favored by previous First Ladies.
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3. Michelle Obama's Casual Fashion Personality
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Michelle Obama often appears in pants and a casual top along with a cardigan for events such as this one pictured when she visited an elementary school and talked to students who were interested in the White House vegetable garden project. She also wore similar clothing when Brian Williams of NBC News visited the White House and interviewed both her and her husband. This type of casual fashion style is a very appropriate mom-on-the-go look.
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4. Michelle Obama's Romantic Fashion Personality
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For the round of inaugural balls, Michelle Obama chose a Jason Wu one-shoulder light ivory gown. This look is so romantic that it could easily be worn by a bride. Also a trait of a romantic personality is a love of florals, and Michelle Obama has made public appearances in both floral dresses and floral tops.
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