The fashions of Michelle Obama

  • First lady Michelle Obama prepares to leave her seat at the end of church services at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Washington Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSAVAIS / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, speaks to the Labor Department employees in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. SUSAN WALSH / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, following their return to Washington from Delaware where they attended funeral services for Jean Biden, mother of Vice President Joe Biden. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha, center right, and Malia, left, return to the White House, Monday, January 4, 2010, in Washington, DC. The first family spent Christmas and New Year in Hawaii. OLIVIER DOULIERY / ABACA PRESS/MCT

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet people as they step off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, after spending the holidays in Hawaii. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama, walks with Sasha Obama, 8, through the Honolulu Zoo in Honolulu, Hawaii Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, both wearing a leis, walk over to the crowd at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009. They are in Hawaii for the holidays. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • Sugarland's Kristian Bush, left, Mary J Blige, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and George Lopez sing during Christmas in Washington at the National Building Museum in Washington Dec. 13, 2009. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama talk with a group of 'elves' as they attend Christmas in Washington at the National Building Museum in Washington Dec. 13, 2009. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, as she and the president returned to the White House after traveling to Norway where President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama at a banquet in Obama's honor in Oslo, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. LISE ├ůSERUD / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama at the Grand Hotel in Oslo before attending the Nobel Prize banquet Dec. 10, 2009. LISE ASERUD / SCANPIX/AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave from the balcony of the Grand Hotel to the crowds who had gathered outside for the traditional torchlight procession on December 10, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. CHRIS JACKSON / GETTY IMAGES

  • U.S. President Barack Obama leaves Oslo Town Hall with his wife Michelle Obama after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize 2009, in Oslo, Norway on December 10, 2009. CHRISTOPHE GUIBBAUD / ABACA PRESS/MCT

  • First lady Michelle Obama writes in the guest book of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009. TERJE BENDIKSBY / POOL/SCANPIX/AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk off Air Force One upon their arrival at Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009, where Obama was to receive his Nobel Peace Prize medal. SUSAN WALSH / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama depart the White House en route to Andrews Air Force Base December 9, 2009 in Washington, DC. The first couple is on their way to Oslo, Norway to attend the Nobel Prize awards ceremony. OLIVIER DOULIERY / POOL/GETTY IMAGES

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand for the National Anthem at the Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington Dec. 6, 2009. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia arrive to help light the National Christmas Tree Dec. 3, 2009, in Washington. HARAZ N. GHANBARI / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama presents the Christmas decorations thanks volunteers "who helped ready the White House for Christmas," in Washington, DC, on December 2, 2009. OLIVIER DOULIERY / ABACA PRESS/MCT

  • First lady Michelle Obama debuts the 2009 White House Christmas decorations Dec. 2, 2009 in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama is joined by daughters Sasha and Malia as the official White House Christmas Tree is delivered by wagon on November 27, 2009, in Washington, DC. OLIVIER DOULIERY / ABACA PRESS/MCT

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for a State Dinner with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 24, 2009. OLIVIER DOULIERY / ABACA PRESS/MCT

  • First lady Michelle Obama awaits the arrival of the Indian Prime Minister in the North Portico of the White House November 24, 2009 in Washington. The Obamas hosted their first State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur of India. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / GETTY IMAGES

  • Michelle Obama makes a presentation on the History of State Dinners in the White House in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 24, 2009. OLIVIER DOULIERY / ABACA PRESS/MCT

  • First Lady Michelle Obama arrives to speak at a preview for the State Dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House November 24, 2009 in Washington. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / GETTY IMAGES

  • First Lady Michelle Obama waves to the audience as she stands with Mrs. Gursharan Kaur during a State Arrival ceremony in the East Room of the White House Nov. 24, 2009 in Washington. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Nov., 23, 2009. SUSAN WALSH / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama spoke during an event celebrating women in the military in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., November 18, 2009. OLIVIER DOULIERY / ABACA PRESS/MCT

  • Michelle Obama hands fruit to students at Hollin Meadows Elementary School in Alexandria, Va., Nov. 18, 2009, during a visit to highlight the USDA's Healthier Schools Challenge. JACQUELYN MARTIN / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama waits to deliver remarks at an event on the difficulties older women face in the health insurance market in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. November 13, 2009. OLIVIER DOULIERY / ABACA PRESS/MCT

  • First lady Michelle Obama arrives for a Veteran's Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2009 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at Robert Gray Army Air Field in Killeen, Texas, Nov. 10, 2009. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • This undated photo courtesy of the Food Network shows chef Bobby Flay, from left, and White House chef Cristeta Comerford, Alton Brown, first lady Michelle Obama, chef Mario Batali and chef Emeril Lagasse. An episode of "Iron Chef America" will be taped at the White House pitting Flay and Comerford against Batali and Lagasse. The episode aris Jan. 3, 2010. FOOD NETWORK

  • First lady Michelle Obama walks with her daughter Malia as they return to the White House from Camp David Nov. 8, 2009, in Washington. RON EDMONDS / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu, field their questions from National Science Bowl contestants, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at the Energy Department in Washington. MANUEL BALCE CENETA / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are applauded as they arrive for an event in the East Room of the White House celebrating classical music, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, in Washington. Actor Ed Norton watches at right. SUSAN WALSH / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama speaks about the importance of arts and humanities education before giving out the Coming Up Taller Award Nov. 4, 2009 in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington. CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama applauds during an event to kick off a White House leadership and mentoring initiative in the State Dining Room at the White House November 2, 2009 in Washington. CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out Halloween candy at the White House, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 in Washington. MANUEL BALCE CENETA / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama works in the garden harvesting vegetables on the South Lawn of the White House on October 29, 2009 in Washington, D.C. MARK WILSON / GETTY IMAGES

  • First Lady Michelle Obama attends an awards luncheon at Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower October 15, 2009. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • First Lady Michelle Obama sits with television talk show host Oprah Winfrey, at the opening ceremonies of the the 121st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session and XIII Olympic Congress at the Copenhagen Opera House, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, in Copenhagen. CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP

  • A U.S. Secret Service agent stands watch, left, and a U.S. Marine honor guard stands at attention, right, as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk from Marine One helicopter to board Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sept. 24, 2009, en route to the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh. CHARLES DHARAPAK / ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama take part in an event supporting Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP

  • President Barack Obama, with wife, first lady Michelle Obama, wave prior to boarding Air Force One at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009. RICK SCUTERI / AP

  • This Aug. 16, 2009 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia Obama, walking off Air Force One at Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan, Ariz. DANA FELTHAUSER / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia Obama leave the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. Ron Edmonds / AP

  • President Barack Obama, with his wife Michelle Obama, speaks during a reception for ambassadors in the Grand Foyer at The White House in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2009. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the Evening Parade at the Washington Marine Barracks July 24, 2009 in Washington, D.C. KRISTOFFER TRIPPLAAR / POOL/GETTY IMAGES

  • First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during the annual National Design Awards, Friday, July 24, 2009, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. At left is Smithsonian Institution Secretary G. Wayne Clough. RON EDMONDS / AP

  • President Barack Obama, enters with his wife Michelle Obama to begin the White House music series celebrating country music in the East Room at the White House, in Washington Tuesday, July 21, 2009. Mrs. Obama sported a faux bob that made some wonder if she had cut her hair. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House with first lady Michelle Obama, in a casual white ensemble, and their daughters Malia, left, and Sasha in Washington, Sunday, July 19, 2009. GERALD HERBERT / AP

  • President Barack Obama, second right, first lady Michelle Obama, second left, and their daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, right, arrive at the White House from Ghana, early Sunday, July 12, 2009, in Washington. Mrs. Obama wears a casual floral shirt dress in her favored purple tones. MANUEL BALCE CENETA / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama visit the La General Hospital in Accra, Ghana, Saturday, July 11, 2009. HARAZ N. GHANBARI / AP

  • President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha, center front, are joined for a tour of the Cape Coast Castle in Cape Coast, Ghana, Saturday, July 11, 2009. Mrs. Obama wears a casual ensemble featuring a powder blue cardigan and silver flats. HARAZ N. GHANBARI / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama leaves the Vatican at the end of her meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and her husband US President Barack Obama on July 10, 2009 in Vatican City, Vatican. She wore a black veil with her understated all-black ensemble. FRANCO ORIGLIA / GETTY IMAGES

  • President Barack Obama, his eldest daughter Malia and youngest Sasha, and first lady Michelle arrive at Pratica di Mare's military airport, near Rome, Friday, July 10, 2009. RICCARDO DE LUCA / AP

  • This July 8, 2009 file photo shows President Barack Obama, left, and his first lady Michelle Obama, right, arriving in Pratica di Mare military airport on the outskirts of Rome. The Obamas are edging out Hollywood stars on Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List. The president makes the list for the first time in issues out Wednesday Aug. 5, 2009, joining his wife, who has been named twice before. MAURO SCROBOGNA / AP

  • President Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, arriving for a graduation at the New Economic School, in Moscow on July 7, 2009. The Obamas are edging out Hollywood stars on Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List. The president makes the list for the first time in issues out Wednesday Aug. 5, 2009, joining his wife, who has been named twice before. HARAZ N. GHANBARI / AP

  • This July 5, 2009 file photo shows President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama waving from the steps of Air Force One as they leave Andrews Air Force Base, Md, The Obamas are edging out Hollywood stars on Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List. The president makes the list for the first time in issues out Wednesday, joining his wife, who has been named twice before. LUIS ALVAREZ / AP

  • U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during the National Conference for Service and Volunteering June 22, 2009 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES FOR ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FOUNDATION

  • First Lady Michelle Obama, center, holds up a drill as California First Lady Maria Shriver, right, looks on at the dedication of a playground at an elementary school in San Francisco, Monday, June 22, 2009. Paul Sakuma / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama, in a casual pink-and-white outfit, walks to the garden on the South Lawn of The White House to harvest vegetables with fifth graders from Bancroft Elementary School on June 16, 2009. Alex Brandon / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama walks the family dog, Bo, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 14, 2009. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / AP

  • Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, and US first lady Michelle Obama walk in the garden of 10 Downing Street, London, on Monday June 8, 2009. During her visit to London earlier this week, America's the first lady and her daughters visited the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Pinewood Studios and enjoyed a fish and chip supper. RICHARD LEWIS / AP

  • US first lady Michelle Obama, center, walks during an arrival ceremony with French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, June 6, 2009, at the Prefecture, in Caen, France. GERALD HERBERT / AP

  • U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, right, stands with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, center, and Sarah Brown during a memorial service at the Normandy American Cemetery on June 6, 2009 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. PETER MACDIARMID / GETTY IMAGES

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama depart John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York early Sunday, May 31, 2009 after a Saturday night in Manhattan for a private dinner and a Broadway play. The Obamas attended a performance of Joe Turner's Come and Gone, the August Wilson drama that chronicles the struggles of African-Americans in the early 20th century. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk towards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on May 30, 2009 en route to New York where they will have a private dinner and attend a play. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / AP

  • U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks to students as she visits Bancroft Elementary School May 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. The first lady placed a visit to the students who have participated in the White House Kitchen Garden events throughout the spring. ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES

  • First lady Michelle Obama walks with teacher Toni Conklin before planting a vegetable garden at Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, Friday, May 29, 2009. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • President Barack Obama walks with first lady Michelle Obama to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday, May 23, 2009, in Washington. EVAN VUCCI / AP

  • President Barack Obama walks with first lady Michelle Obama to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday, May 23, 2009 in Washington. EVAN VUCCI / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during American Ballet Theatre's Spring Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House Monday, May 18, 2009 in New York. Jason DeCrow / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg are joined by Met Museum President Emily Rafferty, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and Rep. Charles Rangel at the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially re-open the Charles Engelhard Court, centerpiece of the newly renovated American Wing, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 18, 2009 in New York City. NEILSON BARNARD / GETTY IMAGES

  • First lady Michelle Obama is know for showing off her toned arms, but proves that she's not afraid to show off some leg either, at the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially re-open the Charles Engelhard Court, centerpiece of the newly renovated American Wing, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 18, 2009 in New York City. NEILSON BARNARD / GREENVILLE CVB

  • First Lady Michelle Obama meets with students prior to her commencement speech at the University of California, Merced on May 16, 2009 in Merced, California. Her black A-line dress shows off her now-famous toned arms. DAVID PAUL MORRIS / GETTY IMAGES

  • First Lady Michelle Obama met with students from the "Dear Michelle" campaign, Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the University of California, Merced 2009 graduation ceremony in Merced, California, Saturday, May 16, 2009. MARCI STENBERG / MCT

  • First lady Michelle Obama gestures that she can't hear as actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg calls out to her from the audience at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Hilton Hotel May 9, 2009 in Washington. New York Times photojournalist Doug Mills, left, is a board member of the correspondents' association. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 4, 2009. GERALD HERBERT / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama, in a lavender argyle cardigan, watches schoolchildren dance while attending a Hispanic Heritage event at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB) Public Charter School in celebration of Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2009 in Washington, DC. WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY IMAGES

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they walk along the South Lawn of the White House after returning from an evening dinner, Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Washington. HARAZ N. GHANBARI / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama, along with congressional spouses and volunteers, fills plastic bags with non-perishable food items for distribution at the Capitol Area Food Bank for Feeding America on April 29, 2009 in Washington , D.C. PAUL MORIGI / GETTY IMAGES FOR SUNSHINE SACHS & ASSOCIATES

  • First lady Michelle Obama arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House before President Barack Obama honors the 2009 National Teacher of the Year Anthony Mullen of Greenwich, Conn., Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in Washington. CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama pauses during a ceremonial swearing in for Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Washington. EVAN VUCCI / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama walks on stage and is greeted by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during a visit to the department in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2009. SUSAN WALSH / AP

  • President Barack Obama directs kids as first lady Michelle Obama, right, and and their daughter Sasha Obama, center, arrive at the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, April 13, 2009, in Washington. RON EDMONDS / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama leave Easter worship services at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House in Washington, Sunday, April 12, 2009. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / AP

  • ESSENCE Magazine's May cover story features First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson. TIMOTHY WHITE / ESSENCE MAGAZINE

  • US first lady Michelle Obama visits the Pinkas synagogue in Prague, Sunday, April 5,2009. EVA KORINKOVA / AP

  • US first lady Michelle Obama walks with Livia Klausova, wife of Czech President Vaclav Klaus to St. Vitu's Cathedral in Prague, Sunday, April 5, 2009, while her husband, US President Barack Obama, was meeting European Union leaders in the Czech capital. HANZ PUNZ / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama step down from Air Force One in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, April 4, 2009. The First Lady made headlines throughout the Obamas' European visit for her distinctive style. CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP

  • President Barack Obama, right, holding hands with his wife first lady Michelle Obama as they arrive at the Kurhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany for a piano concert and a dinner on April 3, 2009. MICHEL EULER / AP

  • U.S First Lady Michele Obama poses as she arrives to attend the spouses evening on April 3, 2009 in Baden Baden, Germany. PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN / GETTY IMAGES

  • U.S First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy pose as they attend the opening of the NATO summit at the Kurhaus on April 3, 2009 in Baden Baden, Germany. PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN / GETTY IMAGES

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, left, disembark from a helicopter at the Klosterwiese in Baden-Baden, Germany on April 3, 2009. CHRISTOF STACHE / AP

  • U.S First Lady Michelle Obama, left, and French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy depart from the Cathedral of Starsbourg on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France. PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN / GETTY IMAGES

  • First lady Michelle Obama, left, stands with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at Palais Rohan in Strasbourg, France, on April 3, 2009. CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP

  • U.S President Barack Obama, U.S First Lady Michelle Obama, France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and French President Nicolas Sarkozy pose in the courtyard of the Palais Rohan on April 3, 2009 in Strasbourg, France. GETTY IMAGES

  • U.S. first Lady Michelle Obama waves as she meets students during a visit to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Secondary School on April 2, 2009 in Borough of Islington London, England. While world leaders' gather at the London's Docklands to attend the G20 leaders' summit aiming to find measures to tackle the world's financial crisis, the U.S.'s first Lady has attended several events scheduled around the city. DOMINIC LIPINSKI / GETTY IMAGES

  • First lady Michelle Obama visits Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre in west London, where she met British prime minister's wife Sarah Brown, on April 1, 2009. JOEL RYAN / AP

  • US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama pose for photographs with Queen Elizabeth II during an audience at Buckingham Palace on April 1, 2009 in London, England. JOHN STILLWELL / GETTY IMAGES

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk out together from Air Force One upon their arrival at Stansted Airport in Essex, England, Tuesday, March 31, 2009. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • This March 31, 2009 file photo shows President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama departing the White House in Washington for a trip to the United Kingdom to attend the G-20 Summit. RON EDMONDS / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by students from Washington's Bancroft Elementary School, takes part in groundbreaking of the White House Kitchen Garden, Friday, March 20, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. RON EDMONDS / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama, left, is shown with Oprah Winfrey on the April 2009 cover "O, The Oprah Magazine, available on newsstands March 17, 2009. O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE / AP

  • Michelle Obama listens as she takes part in an awards ceremony to announce this year's recipients of the Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage at the State Department March 11, 2009. She wears one of her signature colors: purple. WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY IMAGES

  • First lady Michelle Obama waits to be introduced after handing out meals during her visit to Miriam's Kitchen in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2009. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, in a basic-yet-elegant black suit, walk into the East Room of the White House in Washington as they host congressional committee heads at a dinner, Wednesday, March 4, 2009. CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama reacts as Retired Gen. Wilma L. Vaught, not shown, speaks at Arlington National Cemetery's Women in Military Service for America Memorial Center in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, March 3, 2009. One of the first lady's style strategies is layering grays with bright colors, as she does here. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • Michelle Obama graced the cover of the March 2009 issue of Vogue magazine. ANNIE LEIBOVITZ / VOGUE

  • First lady Michelle Obama, center, waves as she departs after speaking to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama speaks during her visit to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama, in an elegant pleated green dress, hosts 'Stevie Wonder In Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize' in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. GERALD HERBERT / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, pose with Philadelphia Police Officer Richard DeCoatsworth during President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. EVAN VUCCI / AP

  • President Barack Obama joined by first lady Michelle Obama, in a sparkling gunmetal gown, walk toward the East Room of the White House for entertainment following a dinner with the nation's governors in the State Dining Room, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Washington. HARAZ N. GHANBARI / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama, left, smiles while meeting with students from L'Academie de Cuisine as they preview meals for President Obama's dinner with the state governors, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at the White House in Washington. HARAZ N. GHANBARI / AP

  • Michelle Obama speaks at the Department of Transportation February 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C. She wears a houndstooth jacket with a bold pearl brooch. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / GETTY IMAGES

  • First lady Michelle Obama, in a pinstriped suit, walks off of the stage with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack during a visit to the Agriculture Department in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009. SUSAN WALSH / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama walks into the East Room before an event honoring African American History Month at the White House on February 18, 2009. MARK WILSON / GETTY IMAGES

  • The Obama family depart from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, for Andrews Air Force base then onto Chicago. First lady Michelle Obama accentuates her casual black-and-gray outfit with a pop of color from a lavendar scarf. EVAN VUCCI / AP

  • Michelle Obama, second from left, stands with actors, from left, Richard Thomas, Jeffrey Wright, and Cheryl Freeman during a visit to Ford's Theater in Washington on Feb. 11, 2009. EVAN VUCCI / AP

  • This February 2009 photo released by The White House shows the official portrait of first lady Michelle Obama taken in the Blue Room of The White House in Washington. JOYCE N. BOGHOSIAN / THE WHITE HOUSE/AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama models a handmade shawl she received from Director of Public Affairs for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Nedra Darling during an event at the Interior Department in Washington on Feb. 9, 2009. LAWRENCE JACKSON / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama walks with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar before making remarks at the Interior Department in Washington, Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. LAWRENCE JACKSON / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center in Washington for the the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance on Feb. 6, 2009. EVAN VUCCI / AP

  • President Barack Obama pulls out a chair for first lady Michelle Obama as they arrive at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama makes remarks at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. Obama gave her gray suit a pop of color with a purple top beneath her jacket. LAWRENCE JACKSON / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama stops to shakes hands with a crowd that gather outside Georgia Brown's Restaurant, near the White House in Washington, on Jan. 30, 2009. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • From left, first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden attend the inaugural prayer service at Washington National Cathedral in Washington on Jan. 21, 2009. Michelle wears an Asian-influenced floral print dress with flats -- perhaps an indication that the previous night's inaugural balls left her with achy feet. JAE C. HONG / AP

  • President Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Western Ball. Her one-shouldered, beaded ivory gown was created for her by designer Jason Wu, and she accessorized with diamond chandelier earrings, a white gold and diamond ring and a stack of diamond bangles by jeweler Loree Rodkin. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance together at the Biden Home State Inaugural Ball. Her one-shouldered ivory gown was created for her by designer Jason Wu. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance together at the Biden Home State Inaugural Ball. Her one-shouldered ivory gown was created for her by designer Jason Wu. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • Michelle Obama listens as President Barack Obama speaks at the Biden Home State Inaugural Ball. The first lady accessorized with diamond chandelier earrings, a white gold and diamond ring and a stack of diamond bangles by jeweler Loree Rodkin. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • Michelle Obama listens as President Barack Obama speaks at the Biden Home State Inaugural Ball. The first lady accessorized with diamond chandelier earrings, a white gold and diamond ring and a stack of diamond bangles by jeweler Loree Rodkin. Her one-shouldered, beaded ivory gown was created for her by designer Jason Wu. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

  • First lady Michelle Obama's ring is seen as she dances with President Barack Obama at the Obama Home States Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20, 2009. CHARLIE NEIBERGALL / AP

  • Jasun Wu, 26, the designer who made Michelle Obama's Inaugural ball gown, with his spring collection in his Manhattan studio. RONNA GRADUS / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • President Barack Obama walks with his wife Michelle as they depart the U.S Capitol after Obama was sworn in as the 44th president. Michelle accessorized her gold ensemble with green leather pumps and gloves. TANNEN MAURY / AP

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hold hands at the end of their luncheon at Statuary Hall in the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009. This photo reveals the dress and cardigan the first lady wore under her embroidered coat. LAWRENCE JACKSON / AP

  • Michelle Obama arrives for the inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009. The color of Michelle Obama's Isabel Toledo ensemble appeared to shift and change all day Tuesday, leading some observers wondering what to call the shade. JAE C. HONG / AP

  • Barack Obama and Michelle Obama leave the Blair House before going to a church service at St. John's Episcopal Church across from the White House before the inauguration ceremonies. Michelle accessorized her gold ensemble with green leather pumps and gloves. CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP

  • Michelle Obama and Jill Biden share a laugh before the "We Are The Future Concert" on January 19, 2009, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Obama and Biden hosted the concert to honor military families. GABE TAIT / MCT

  • Michelle Obama appears at the "Kids' Inaugural: We Are The Future Concert" in Washington on Jan. 19, 2009. Obama wore a cheery ensemble with a yellow cardigan and a blue pencil skirt. MATT ROURKE / AP

  • First Lady Michelle Obama's earrings, worn to the Kids Inaugural Concert, were designed by Loree Rodkin. PR NEWSWIRE

  • Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive at "We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" in Washington on Jan. 18, 2009. Michelle wears a camel car coat with matching pencil skirt and black accessories. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • Barack and Michelle Obama rally the crowd during a stop at War Memorial Plaza on their inaugural train tour in Baltimore on Jan. 17 2009. CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP

  • President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush welcom President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama to the White House on Nov. 10, 2008. Michelle wears a red sheath with burgundy pumps. MELINA MARA / AP

  • Michelle Obama waves from stage at the election night victory rally for her husband Barack Obama at Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Barack Obama's victory speech may have electrified the nation, but the dress worn by Michelle attracted almost as much feedback in Internet chatrooms and among fashion aficionados. STAN HONDA / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

  • Michelle Obama enters a rally at Parkview High School in Springfield, Mo., on Nov. 1, 2008, wearing a casual, all-purple ensemble. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle after giving his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on Aug. 28, 2008. Michelle wears a floral print dress in black, red and purple shades with flower details at the neckline. ALEX BRANDON / AP

  • Michelle Obama and daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha are seen on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 28, 2008. CHRIS CARLSON / AP

  • Michelle Obama addresses the African American Caucus at the Democratic Convention in Denver on Aug. 27, 2008. BILL ROSS / AP

  • Michelle Obama, right, stands beside her mother Marian Robinson, left, at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 26, 2008. TED S. WARREN / AP

  • Michelle Obama arrives on stage to the applause of her brother Craig Robinson, left, before her address to the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 25, 2008. She wears a turquoise sheath with matching flower beading detail. CHRIS CARLSON / AP

  • Michelle Obama looks over the podium at the Democratic National Convention in Denver with her brother Craig Robinson and daughter Sasha on Aug. 25, 2008. She wears an olive silk shantung top. RON EDMONDS / AP

  • Michelle Obama, right, walks on stage with Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire at a campaign event on July 17, 2008, in Seattle. Obama wears a white embroidered suit with a Peter Pan collar. ELAINE THOMPSON / AP

  • Michelle Obama talks to well-wishers after stepping off a plane at Centennial Airport in the southeast Denver suburb of Centennial, Colo., on July 16, 2008. She wears a belted black-and-white polka-dot dress. DAVID ZALUBOWSKI / AP

  • Michelle Obama was in South Florida in July 2008 for a fundraiser geared toward women at Miami's Jungle Island. She wore a white linen sleeveless sheath with a black flower pin. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD

  • Michelle Obama laughs during a roundtable discussion on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus on July 10, 2008 in Kansas City, Mo. She wears a purple floral shirtdress. DAVID EULITT / AP

  • Michelle Obama speaks during a working women's round table discussion in Pontiac, Mich., on July 9, 2008. Many women recoil at the thought of baring their arms in sleeveless dresses or blouses, but not Michelle Obama -- half of the fabulously fit new first couple. Both president and first lady have early morning exercise routines that would put most people to shame. GARY MALERBA / AP

  • Michelle Obama addresses the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Council of the Democratic National Committee at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York on June 26, 2008. She wears an all-black ensemble. HENRY RAY ABRAMS / AP

  • Barack Obama gets a thumbs up from his wife Michelle in St. Paul, Minn., on June 3, 2008. Michelle wears a sleeveless purple v-neck sheath with a black belt and a necklace of large pearls. CHRIS CARLSON / AP

  • Michelle Obama smiles as she greets staff gathered at the San Jorge Children's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during a campaign stop on May 14, 2008. She wears a ruffled gray-and-white striped sleeveless top and an updo. BRENNAN LINSLEY / AP

  • Michelle Obama welcomes supporters inside the Chapel Hill 7th & 8th Grade Center in Indianapolis on April 16, 2008 during a campaign stop across the state. MATT DETRICH / AP

  • Michelle Obama addresses a campaign rally at Reynolds Coliseum on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, on April 8, 2008. She wears two of her fashion staples -- the color white and the sweater twin set -- in one outfit. COREY LOWENSTEIN / MCT

  • Michelle Obama visits with supporters inside the Walter Theater at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., on Feb. 12, 2008. She wears a black turtleneck sweater set with a sparkling black multistrand necklace. EVAN SIEGLE / AP

  • Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally on February 8, 2008, in Spokane, Wash. She wears a pinstriped navy jacket with contrasting turtleneck sweater and delicate jewelry. YOUNG KWAK / AP

  • Michelle Obama met with the Mormon church leaders on a campaign stop in Salt Lake City on Feb. 4, 2008. Early in the campaign, Obama wore a cheerful flip hairstyle, but has more recently switched to a softer bob. AP

  • Barack Obama and his family greet supporters at an after-caucus rally in Des Moines, Iowa, after winning the Iowa democratic presidential caucus on Jan. 3, 2008. His wife Michelle wears a navy blue sheath with three-quarter sleeves. M. SPENCER GREEN / AP

  • Then Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, and his wife Michelle Obama speak to debate moderator Tom Brokaw after the town hall-style presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 7, 2008. She wears another one of her signature looks: three coordinating brooches at the neckline. Scott Olson / AP