Simple can also be super fab, and Michelle Obama has become a veteran at putting the two together. The first lady of the US has been glamming up the November presidential election campaign with her intelligent style sense. She looked effortlessly chic in a Chris Benz sheath dress as she interacted with supporters at the Barbara Goleman High School in Miami Lakes, Florida last week. Her $716 (approx R 39,500) dress may have been a repeat (Michelle had worn the same dress for a guest appearance for Extreme Makeover Home Edition last year), but you don't really mind that when you know it’s the campaign trail that’s top priority for her these days.
The 70’s colour combination she picked — green with blue — wasn’t an easy one to carry, but Michelle showed us how it can look super glam without much sweat. She accentuated the aqua print sheath dress with a dainty jewelled belt, and teamed it with bright green pumps. “Neither is it too dressy or drab. The sleeveless sheath with scoop neckline looks super fab on her,” says designer Kapil Arora.
Sheath has always been Michelle’s favourite, and we have seen her rocking sheaths in silk, cotton and linen with equal grace. The no-fuss, slimming down silhouette of the dress also flatters her frame. Shara ashraf
What’s a sheath dress? A sheath dress has a fitted silhouette with a well-defined waist and no adornments. It’s a great option for those who have a well-toned body, it ends at your lower thighs or knees. Both Michelle Obama and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have made the dress their signature style. You can buy sheath dresses in linen, cotton or silk from leading fashion brands. For super cheap options, hunt Sarojini Nagar or Janpath flea markets.