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Michelle Obama Debuts Inauguration Dress

Michelle Obama Debuts Inauguration Dress

Incoming First Lady, Michelle Obama, heads to St. John’s Church with President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday morning prior to the Inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C.

Much has been made about the First Lady’s inauguration dress — which designer she will choose and how the outfit could set the done for her White House style. The L.A. Times takes a look at previous First Ladies and their outfit choices for the Inauguration of their husbands.

Larger picture of Michelle Obama‘s outfit inside HERE.

Michelle Obama chose designer Isabel Toledo for this Inauguration outfit.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Michelle Obama’s Inauguration outfit – YAY or NAY?

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  • releka

    It’s a great day!!!

  • lia

    cool beans

  • shafira

    yay (:

  • releka

    Love Michelle. It’s a great day!

  • Holly

    oh my gosh!!!!!!she looks gorgeous!

  • lalalove

    She could step out sans clothing and it wouldn’t bother me, because it’s a GREAT day!
    It’s a great day…

  • lalalove

    I just wish I could be in Washington to witness it all.

  • ellie

    Preident Obama & first Lady look beautiful…Good luck Mr President you have alot of work ahead of you..and it will not be easy..

  • justme

    Beautiful….It’s a new day.

  • lalalove

    “It’s a GREAT day” was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this post. I’m sensing I’m not the only one.

  • gloria

    Not crazy about her outfit! Maybe if she had closed her coat it would have looked nicer!

  • Kisses

    Designer is Isabel Toledo from New York.

  • Lindsay kate

    awful outfit… sorry michelle you out of your league ….
    Barrack is hot hot hot!

  • David

    Jared, the Today show just said the designer is Isabelle Toledo, a Cuban-American designer.

  • alexanderina

    She looks very nice. Thanks Jared for this thread.

    Today is a great day in America

  • alexanderina

    OMFG I am so excited about today President Obama is like 2 hours away from becoming the President. This is such an historic day not only in our country but all over the world as well. I have to go to work today but I am DVRing the ceremony. Gosh this is so AMAZING. Who would have ever thought that there will be a black president of the USA especially in our lifetime, I didn’t but I am so glad it happened in my lifetime.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA!!! I love it

  • anne

    They both look great . That color is very flattering on her – she looks radiant.

  • fashion smashion

    jared if you are trying to become a fashion website it’s not going to happen. you started out as gossiping and making fun of people, readers will stop coming on here if you attempt to pretend like you know fashion.

  • Dreamytime

    The color is great, but the cut makes me think of a Grandma dress. It just isn’t flattering for her as the new ‘hope’, it screams ’50′s June Cleaver”!

  • mia

    i like it! but why green shoes with a yellow outfit?

  • CR30.01

    Yay. Absolutely. She looks beautiful. Gorgeous First Lady.

    Good luck, America. I wish you all the best!

  • NOELLE

    She looks great! Who cares what she wears though, Americans are obsessed with what people wear. The woman happens to be very intelligent and has the opportunity to do a lot of good things in her role as first lady. Stop judging her on her fashion sense , its so sexist

  • Poor guy

    totally inappropiate to post a yay or nay about what she is wearing…I HATE BLOGGERS!!

  • * VICTORIA *

    AGREE, ANNE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!…..NUMBER # 18..What ARE you talking about?….JARED is NOT trying to ” know fashion “….He is merely commenting on Michelle’s outfit, which is beautiful….JARED only said the ” LA times looks at different First Lady’s outfit’s “….and then he asked for everyone’s opinion on Michelle’s outfit….How is that pretending anything ?…NUMBER # 13…..Michelle ” out of her league “?…..ARE YOU SERIOUS?….HAVE YOU READ ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT HER BACKGROUND?………Obviously not >…….I think someone is very jealous of the First Lady…..
    Wish I also could be there……You should have taken me Jared…BUT, have a great time and stay warm….Anyone there today is very lucky…..Good for them !!!!!!!..CONGRATULATIONS, MR. PRESIDENT, AND GOOD-BYE PRESIDENT BUSH….even after all of his faults, I wish him and Mrs. Bush well, and the best of a peaceful and deserved retirement…..

  • * VICTORIA *

    AGREE, ANNE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!…..NUMBER # 18..What ARE you talking about?….JARED is NOT trying to ” know fashion “….He is merely commenting on Michelle’s outfit, which is beautiful….JARED only said the ” LA times looks at different First Lady’s outfit’s “….and then he asked for everyone’s opinion on Michelle’s outfit….How is that pretending anything ?…NUMBER # 13…..Michelle ” out of her league “?…..ARE YOU SERIOUS?….HAVE YOU READ ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT HER BACKGROUND?………Obviously not >…….I think someone is very jealous of the First Lady…..
    Wish I also could be there……You should have taken me Jared…BUT, have a great time and stay warm….Anyone there today is very lucky…..Good for them !!!!!!!..CONGRATULATIONS, MR. PRESIDENT, AND GOOD-BYE PRESIDENT BUSH….even after all of his faults, I wish him and Mrs. Bush well, and the best of a peaceful and deserved retirement…..

  • lalalove

    I agree #23, that was my exact thought.
    Why is what she wears so imperative?
    Why do everyone think they know fashion these days?

  • J.ATL

    Elegant!

  • ray ban

    kinda funny how people in america like someone just because they may dress nice and to them it makes the person a good one. it makes me sad that everyone was fooled by shitty gift in a nice package.

  • missp

    who cares what she wears

  • brad

    Well, since she is as HUGE as a cow, I guess wearing layers help cover some of it up.

  • steve

    Only under the Democrats do the rich get richer and the poor get poorer!This is only an indicator of things yet to come!Do you truly expect, the Messiah to stop tax breaks to the rich and force them to give their monies to the poor, as he pledge?If so, tap your heels together three times and say, I wish I was home, then check yourself into a psychiatric hospital for being stupid enough to believe his rhetoric!BY THE WAY, PRESIDENT ABE LINCOLN WAS A REPUBLICAN WHO FOUGHT THE MONEY GRABBING DEMOCRATS IN THE NORTHEAST WHO OWNED THE SHIPPING BUSINESS AND THE DEMOCRATIC LANDOWNERS IN THE SOUTH WHO WANTED SLAVERY TO CONTINUE!IT WAS THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT ABE LINCOLN WHO FOUGHT THE CIVIL WAR TO STOP SLAVERY!!!!Not a Kennedy, not a Reid, not a Pelosi!Perhaps, if the liberals would explain our history to our children of all races more, then the truth will come out, instead of brainwashing them!

  • nancy napier

    NAY. Not flattering to her height or size. makes her look heavy. The outfit reminds me of the type of clothes Jackie Kennedy wore in her day. She is not a small woman like Jackie was. I have seen Michelle in dresses that were great for her…but not this one.

  • lalalove

    I can’t wait for that moment!

    BTW, Ignore the f-er with the alias “Brad”. Fu*king exhibitionist!

  • l

    #31 “Steve”- Yes, Lincoln was a Republican, but the Republican party of his day is nothing like the Republican party of today.

    You might want to truly study up on the facts before you mouth off in such a knee-jerk kind of way. It makes you look reactionary, fearful, and ignorant.

  • lalalove

    @ Steve, is it really about the party, or the man?

  • to #34

    The Republican Party of the 1860s was NOTHING like the Democrat party of today. Where did you get your degree in history? (I do have a degree in American history).

  • mediterranean

    She is not supposed to be a fashion icon. She is a lawyer and the wife of the President of U.S.A. That’s all.

    Good luck Obama! May God be with you during your time. We are all optimistic today for the future. The change we believe with him.

  • mediterranean

    Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican elected to the Presidency.

  • Hannah

    The dress is lovely on its own, but it doesn’t suit her shape at all. She is very bottom heavy and the dress seems to accentuate that.

  • Beth

    Thank you Democrats. You wanted the keys to the car and now you have them. Both to the White House and Congress. When you crash, there will be no one else to blame.

    Today is an Obamanation.

    America is in the toilet and today marks the day Obummer and the Dems officially flush it down — while the brainwashed masses cheer. We are headed for Depression and a foreign policy collapse, all while you liberal lemmings walk off the ledge and drag us with you.

  • Hal

    The smart people are ready. The dumb ones voted for Osama, I mean Obama Hussein.

  • um

    She looks pregnant.

  • Lucas

    i love that folks are dissing Jared because his post is about her outfit and not on rumors that she slept with Joe Biden on the campaign trial. whatever, you guys need a life more than Jared does.

    don’t worry, the reports that Brad is being implanted with the first male womb since the docs said Angie will kick it if she has another kid will be back tomorrow.

    as for Michelle, could she be any more Fluggly looking. The fabric is a nice color on her. the cut is horrid. as someone else said, granny dress. and the matching coat is overkill on the granny front. all that brocade does NOT help. And her lack of hair a big negative.

    she should have taken a page from Jackie O. done a nice professional upsweep to the hair with a more suit style cut to the dress. or at least a fitted dress and not the sack look she has.

    hopefully tonight for the Ball (since they are going to waste on that money on it) she’ll have something better looking. unless it was designed by the same person. then eekk. I hope at least she didn’t have to pay for any of this. if she did, demand the money back

  • Lucas

    hey political naysayers. why don’t you can it. stop dissing the guy cause he’s a democrat or cause he’s black or whatever. the guy that had the job before sucked and look how we ended up, the guy from his party didn’t show a lot of faith that he could see the mistakes that were made and would fix them. Obama talked the good talk about cleaning up the mess, which is what we need.

    so lets give the guy a chance. And when he fails to live up to his hype then you can have at him. Because of what he did or didn’t do. Not because you got a think about Dems or Blacks or men that marry frumpy dressing women or whatever your issue is.

  • lalalove

    Just saw George Bush Senior, and May God Bless his sinful soul.
    The Son of a Gun can hardly walk.

    Bless his Soul.

  • ANGELINA RULES

    Nice dress, but she looks pregnant.

  • l

    #36 said “The Republican Party of the 1860s was NOTHING like the Democrat party of today. Where did you get your degree in history? (I do have a degree in American history).”

    ——————

    Uh huh. But I never said that, so you might want to re-read what I wrote. I said nothing about the Democratic party.

  • Kristine

    yay… She looks great!

  • black

    Never forget one thing though——-Barack is WHITE. Raised and taken care of by a white mother.

    Half of the people who voted him don´t even know what his program looks like—colour is all that matters it seems.

  • Cayanne

    While this is a very historical day I have to say that I personally do not care for the color or fabric for this occassion. I like the lines, length and how it performs on her body I just don’t care for the color, texture or embellishment of the costume!

    She should have aquired ST JOHN KNITS for consultation and construction design of a ST JOHN SUIT!!!

    That’s all there is to that. Otherwise, great day!

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