Michelle looked stunning in a full-length purple gown from Tadashi Shoji at the White House State Dinner on April 28. The stylish first lady paid tribute to Japan, who was being honored at the formal dinner, by wearing the Japanese-born designer’s custom gown.
Michelle Obama was truly the first lady of fashion when she attended the White House State Dinner in a sleeveless purple gown with a lace bodice and tulle skirt detailing. While President Barack Obama hosted the dinner in honor of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, we can’t help but feel that Mrs. Obama stole the show.
Michelle Obama’s White House State Dinner Dress — Pretty in Purple:
Though Michelle has worn Tadashi Shoji before, (who could forget when she wore a black and white dress with mesh detailing from the designer’s Resort 2015 collection on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in early April?), this elaborate purple gown was her best look yet. She has showed off a slew of the designer’s intricate creations, and this was definitely one of our favorites.
Known for his formal evening wear designs, Tadashi Shoji has also become a red carpet favorite for celebrities like Kate Beckinsale, Nicole Richie and Octavia Spencer, who most recently wore Tadashi to the 2015 Oscars.
To copy the rich purple shade and lace pattern of the First Lady’s dress, you can try the Tadashi Shoji Embroidered Lace Sheath Dress in Deep Amethyst, which is a similarly beautiful style in a chic, fitted silhouette. We love that it channel’s Michelle’s formal gown and think it’s the perfect option when paired with a cardigan for spring weddings.
Michelle Obama ‘Wows’ At White House State Dinner
To show off the gorgeous lace detailing on the bodice, the First Lady wore her hair up with soft, face-framing curls that gave the elegant look an effortless feel.
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— Marissa DeSantis