It will be the end of an era when reigning FLOTUS Michelle Obama packs up her fashion-filled suitcases and heads out of the White House next year, but the close of her husband’s term isn’t slowing down our girl’s style game one bit. There was the Bryan Rafanelli stunner she donned while showing off the White House Christmas decorations, that white strapless Brandon Maxwell gown she wore at a dinner to honor Singapore’s prime minister, and who could forget that jaw-dropping chain mail Versace number at her last state dinner? Michelle has never been afraid to experiment with new styles—and that includes her hair change-ups.
While we’ve seen Mrs. Obama try out sleek ‘dos in the past, when she was spotted at the White House tree lighting ceremony with a perfectly blunt, center-parted lob (that’s long bob, if you didn’t know), she had us contemplating an immediate booking with our hairdresser. Despite the fact that the fete boasted celebs like Eva Longoria, Chance the Rapper, and Kelly Clarkson—in addition to the thousands of twinkling bulbs—Michelle’s new hair was still arguably the star of the show. But that’s nothing new; while we’re still lamenting losing this poised and influential woman as our first lady, we can find solace in the confidence that she’ll be serving style—hair-to-heel—for a long time to come.
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