Fashion & Beauty

Michelle Obama’s ‘Marigold Love’ at the State of the Union

0233483efb2c7aba0ae75672d014a547Michelle Obama at the 2016 State of the Union address in a Narciso Rodriguez dress. (CSPAN)

You might have seen the headlines coming out of this week’s State of the Union address about First Lady Michelle Obama and the stunning dress she wore — a sleeveless banded-bodice marigold-colored wool crepe midi dress from the Fall 2015 Narciso Rodriguez ready-to-wear collection. And because she is a style icon, the choice to show marigold some love gave many a fresh take on how to wear what is usually regarded as a spring/summer color.

The dress is already sold out. Actually, it sold out on Neiman Marcus’ website before President Obama’s speech was finished — proving the purchase power of this very influential First Lady. Though the dress was originally priced at $2,095 on, it was reduced to $628.

The choice to wear the designer Rodriguez was a full-circle moment for FLOTUS. He has been a favorite of hers from the beginning of the Obama presidency. She wore a red and black dress he made especially for the 2008 election night, as well as a burgundy dress for the president’s first State of the Union in 2009. It seems a fitting bookend to wear the designer again as the First Lady attended her final State of the Union. He’s been with her from the beginning. READ MORE

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  • pattiejohndon January 17, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I too will miss the Obama’s when they leave office but they will always be apart of my family. It saddens me because people don’t understand that God is In control and to see how they have been so ugly and rude to the President and his family . I believe President Obama has done a great job and the people will realize this after he has left office then you will see he was not for African Americans only he was for all the people . a great President and First Family . The girls are just beautiful .

  • Karen cox January 15, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    What a wonderful roll model, in every way. Although fashion is the very least of her positive contributions, she has made it so much fun! I will miss her and her husband “par excellence “, the beautiful first daughters and, of course, the dogs. Thank you, Obama family.

  • Leilani Schumacher January 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I have always admired the First Lady’s fashion Style – modern classic and never shyed from fabulous color!