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Steal her Style: Michelle Obama on the Cover of O Magazine

Michelle Obama on the April 2009 cover of O, The Oprah Magazine

Oprah Winfrey shares the cover of her best-selling magazine O, The Oprah Magazine with another big "O:" First Lady Michelle Obama, who looks radiant in an orange Michael Kors dress and canary yellow Dear Cashmere cardigan. (Oprah's looking pretty stylish herself in a lavender-pink shirt dress by Rachel Roy New York!)

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Nice to see the embrace of color in such professional looks. Never expected to see a plastic belt look so chic. This part might be a little difficult to pull off though.
#1 Jenn @ Workchic (Homepage) on 2009-03-08 08:43 (Reply)
Love, love, love the color!
#2 Katie on 2009-03-08 09:25 (Reply)
They both look lovely. The colors are great :-)
#3 Leia (Homepage) on 2009-03-08 09:47 (Reply)
Awesome- love how they both embraced pretty spring colors!!!
#4 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-03-08 10:15 (Reply)
Yeah, I agree with everyone about how pretty the beautiful spring colors look! Makes me crave the warm weather even more!
#5 Peaches on 2009-03-08 10:50 (Reply)
Love the spring colors! My only quibble with the budget one, though, is the length of the cardigan. On Michelle it seems to skim the the very top of her thighs... whereas the budget-friendly one would go completely over the butt, giving the ensemble a more matronly look. Otherwise, nice job! :o)
#6 Claudia on 2009-03-08 11:56 (Reply)
Is this the first time Oprah has shared the cover? I don't read O magazine so I'm not sure.
Anyway, both ladies look lovely here! I like the fresh, citrus colours of Michelle's ensemble. Simple and very chic outfit.
#7 Danz (Homepage) on 2009-03-08 13:48 (Reply)
Yes, I read this is the first time in 9 years that Oprah has shared the cover with someone else.
#7.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-03-08 21:50 (Reply)
Wow, Michelle looks awesome. Orange isn't very flattering on me but is clearly a great color on her. She looks very vibrant and fresh :-) I'm not a big fan of Oprah's colored trench either, but the color works wonders on her.

Also, who knew plastic belts looked so good?
#8 Jacki (Homepage) on 2009-03-08 16:32 (Reply)
I really love the colour combo on this cover. Funnily enough, that cardigan WAS one of the ones I was trying to buy from the American Forever 21 website. Damn!
#9 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2009-03-09 11:32 (Reply)
A clear belt - unexpectedly chic!
#10 janelle (Homepage) on 2009-03-09 14:16 (Reply)
Oh my gosh could you please tell me where to find a version of that clear belt without the color trim? I've fallen completely in love with it.
#11 Angie on 2009-03-10 12:23 (Reply)
Although a pretty dress, I think it looks dreadful on Oprah. She is way too short waisted for that type of dress. Makes her look dumpy.

Mrs. Obama looks great in this dress. However, I am totally in disagreement with those who think she has great style. She has no sense of matching the style to the occasion. Yes, she's in great shape, but many times her sleveless dresses make her look more like a 1950's housefrau than the first lady.
#12 OR on 2009-03-10 12:26 (Reply)
I saw a high res photo and the earrings are actually not pearls. They are "Margarita" style diamond studs (Diamond studs surrounded by smaller diamonds in the setting) My fiancee bought me a pair of the margarita studs and they are beautiful and have a large look for the price!
#13 Claire on 2009-03-31 13:27 (Reply)
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