Michelle Obama's Sequined Jumpsuit Proves The Piece Serves Well Past The Winter Holiday Season
An impressive range of awe-inspiring women of color gathered in New Orleans over the weekend — sharing words of wisdom, career tips, and top-notch style moments at the 25th annual Essence Festival. Former FLOTUS and style icon Michelle Obama was in attendance, and sat down with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King for an in-depth interview on a range of topics — from meeting Barack, to raising their daughters in the White House, to the upcoming primary election. Aside from her vivacious spirit, Michelle Obama's sequined jumpsuit lit up the room — becoming the latest stunning look to be added to the 55-year-old's roster of winning fashion moments.
Since departing from her political perch as First Lady, the mother-of-two has seriously amped up her style, opting for daring pieces like those thigh-high Balenciaga glitter boots that dominated the stage on the Becoming tour. Further proving her capacity to pull off a healthy dose of sparkle, the Chicago native looked fantastic in the wide-leg sequined Sergio Hudson jumpsuit — proving sequins aren't reserved for the holidays alone. With her honey blonde curls contrasting the midnight blue number, the author and activist topped the look off with large silver hoops, a smokey eye and glossy lips.
The Princeton alumna isn't the only tastemaker opting for a glitzy finish this summer. Gigi Hadid rocked a pair of sequin-adorned Burberry slacks at the Vogue party during Paris Couture Week, and Yara Shahidi paired a sky blue sequined skirt with knitwear at the BET Awards last month. The luxurious embellishment adds instant elegance and sophistication for a nighttime affair, and stands as a sound option year-round. Shop The Zoe Report's selection of sequined options inspired by Obama's enchanting look, ahead.
Shop The Look
Obama's exact jumpsuit isn't available to shop, but this flared option from Jenny Packham is so similar and equally stunning.
You don't have to be heading to a gala to make sequins work. Style this sheeny slip dress over a graphic tee to edge it up for a night on the town.
This affordable option is a classic pick for an evening affair, and its timeless silhouette will outlive passing trends.
Offset this floor-length style with your favorite pair of combat boots or chunky sneakers.