Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama! The First Lady's 10 Best Looks of 2011

It's the First Lady's 48th birthday today! Have a very stylish birthday, Michelle!
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6. All Corseted Up

Michelle Obama corset

Here’s an unusual evening look: At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner at the end of September, Michelle put together a floor-length sequin Michael Kors maxi-skirt, a basic three-quarter length top, and a Peter Soronen corset belt. The result is an unexpected but stunning textured, all-black outfit. She embellished it with black and silver bracelets and a bejeweled necklace.

7. Pretty in Purple

Michelle Obama purple

FLOTUS wore this stunning purple number in October at a State Dinner honoring South Korea. Appropriately, this one-shoulder gown was designed by Korean-American designer Doo-Ri Chung. With a teal belt to finish off the look, Michelle proves herself to be the master of color-blocking. Bonus: Here’s how to get Michelle’s look for less!

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8. Get Tropical!

Michelle Obama Hawaii

Michelle got all tropical in November! She wore this summery, yellow silk dress to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ spouses luncheon at Kualoa Ranch in K’a’awa. Is the look perfect, or is the look perfect?

9. The Holiday Spirit

Michelle Obama holiday

Michelle pulled out another great Marc Jacobs ensemble in December. This seasonally appropriate burgundy outfit was perfect for spreading holiday cheer at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

10. It’s Easy Being Green

Michelle Obama green

Shortly after Christmas, the Obamas made a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. Though the occasion was somber, Michelle’s bright green look certainly didn’t. Hello, color-blocking!

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.

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