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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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!

-Lucia Peters

Michelle Obama birthday

Guess what, Bettys? It’s Michelle Obama’s birthday today! Happy birthday to the most stylish First Lady around! Since our fearless FLOTUS is enterting her 48th year today, we thought we’d celebrate the occasion by taking a peek at our favorite of her looks from the year she just left—her 47th. Happy birthday, Michelle!

1. Lady in (Orange) Red

Michelle Obama red

Like Duchess Catherine, the First Lady is a big fan of Alexander McQueen. She sported this stunning orange-red patterned gown at a State Dinner given in honor of China’s President Hu Jinato on January 19, 2011. True, her choice of gown cause some controversy due its being from a British designer, rather than an American one; but there’s no denying it: She looks fantastic in it!

2. South American Tour

Michelle Obama South America

Michelle wore this bright and sunny number during her and Baracks’s five day tour of South America in March. Her traveling wardrobe is noted for the fact that it constantly references the regions she visits, and the South American trip was no exception. Her wardrobe here was full of bright colors and bold prints, like this stylish yet comfortable Marc Jacobs dress. Good call.

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3. Euro-Casual

Michelle Obama Oxford

President and Mrs. Obama hit Europe in May, and she donned some gorgeous outfits during the trip. She went casual at Oxford University by pairing an Alexander McQueen Victorian Bustle cotton shirt with a matching, multi-buckled belt. Cool, chic, and pulled together.

4. Tea with the Queen

Michelle Obama queen

Okay, so technically she and Barack didn’t have tea with Queen Elizabeth—they went one step further and had dinner with her! Michelle looked royally beautiful in an off-the-shoulder Ralph Lauren gown with some major bling strung around her neck.

5. On the Go

Michelle Obama on the go

Another terrific colorful travel outfit, Michelle wore this on a flight to New York in September. The multi-print silk dress is by Duro Olowu; and because she’s awesome, she turned it into even more of a statement by adding a canary yellow cardigan, orange flats, and a thick red belt. The laughter is the best accessory of all, though!

More great First Lady looks, including what to wear to a luncheon in Hawaii, up next!

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