10 Brands that "Michelle Obama" Likes

Michelle Obama, the former First Lady is known for her stylish look and the way that she promoted young and lesser known designers, who are trying to find their foothold. Time and again she has also faced criticism for her choices, but, during her stay at the White House, she created her own style statement and had her effects on the fashion industry.

If you look back at the time when she was the First Lady, always beside President Barack Obama, you will see the designers that she wore and also the brands that she loved. Here are some of them:

  1. Jason Wu

Jason Wu can be rightly said to be the former First Lady’s favorite designer. A young Taipei based designer, he was just 26 years old when he designed the one shoulder gown in ivory that Michelle Obama wore to the Inauguration Ball. He also designed several other outfits for her, which includes Michelle’s raw silk dress with rosettes, which were hand embroidered, that she wore for an interview with Barbara Walters.

  1. J. Crew

The former First lady appeared in J. Crew apparels for The Tonight Show in 2008, that led to a shopping frenzy and the online store saw record traffic that day on their online store. Again in 2009, she once again wore a cream crystal embellished cardigan from the brand during her visit to a cancer centre in London. The cardigan became sold out that morning itself.

  1. Narciso Rodriguez

Michelle Obama created a legacy of her own with her choice of designers who are young. Narciso Rodriguez designed the red and black dress that she chose to wear on the election night. Another dress from the designer is the amazing marigold sleeveless dress that the former First lady wore while the former President addressed at the State of the Union in 2016.  The dress became hugely popular and a sold out in minutes.

  1. Vera Wang

While holding a state dinner honoring China’s President and the First lady, Michelle Obama wore a Vera Wang, a designer, who is said to have roots in China. The black off shoulder dress with a pair of long green earrings gave her the look of a star.

  1. Tracy Reese

A black female designer, Tracy Reese was Michelle’s choice during the Democratic National Convention in 2012. In an elegant color, the design perfectly defined the style statement that Michelle Obama exudes.


  1. Isabel Toledo

During the election campaign Michelle chose to wear palazzo pants and a black tunic as well as a wool dress on the inauguration day, from designer Isabel Toledo, another favorite of the former First Lady.



On several occasions, Michelle Obama chose to wear Naeem Khan, an Indian-American designer. The former first lady wore a nude chiffon dress from the designer for a state dinner with the then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Once again at the state dinner with Raul Castro, the Cuban President, she chose a Naeem Khan embroidered floral dress.


  1. Maria Pinto

In 2008, Michelle Obama wore Maria Pinto, her go-to designer, at the Democratic National Convention. The ladylike dress in teal was simple yet bright and just apt for the occasion.


  1. Prabal Gurung

Michelle’s another favorite designer is Prabal Gurung. The designer has said that what sets the former First Lady apart is her unapologetic femininity, love for fashion and the fact that she does not let fashion dictate her.


  1. H&M

Swedish Retailer, H&M is another brand that Michelle Obama loved to wear as the First Lady. During Barack Obama’s campaigning, she was seen wearing a striped shift dress from the brand along with a thick belt. She was also spotted wearing a polka-dot dress from the brand, that she personalized by teaming it up with orange belt and bright yellow heels along with the added quarter length sleeves.



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