Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:47:08 -0800Copyright: Copyright 1976-2017 POPSUGAR Inc. All rights reserved.
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Though we hadn't any doubts about Michelle Obama's Inauguration Day look, we were excited, as always, to recognize the meaning behind it. Michelle joined Barack in welcoming Donald and Melania Trump to the White House wearing none other than Jason Wu - a designer she's turned to time and time again. The style was a red fit-and-flare with a soft brushstroke print and Michelle styled it with a thin black belt. She swept up her hair to reveal diamond stud earrings by Harry Kotlar and slipped into suede pumps.
Michelle's outfit, which came complete with a matching coat, was nothing if not sophisticated, but it was when she stood by Melania, the new first lady in blue, that we recognized the former FLOTUS's style note. Joined by their husbands, Michelle and Melania were wearing the colors of the Republican and Democratic parties, respectively. It is interesting to call out that Michelle opted for red and Melania blue, perhaps suggesting that when it comes to representing a united nation, it can be useful to consider all sides of the story, no matter where you stand.
As Hillary Clinton arrived in a white pantsuit - which has undoubtedly become her signature - we thought immediately of the American flag and the way in which all three ladies used their clothing to paint that picture for us.(image)
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Melania Trump has officially taken the reins as FLOTUS. She follows Michelle Obama, who championed young American designers during her time in the White House, leaving the fashion world to wonder what's in store.
Melania kicked off the inauguration in looks that are certainly punctuated with meaning, opting for Ralph Lauren's blue cashmere for this morning's ceremony - a coat in a '60s silhouette that conjures images of Jackie Kennedy - and finishing the day in a trendy piece she cocreated with Hervé Pierre.
Read on to see what else Melania wore, then track some of the most iconic first lady gowns in history.(image)
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Despite rumors that Karl Lagerfeld would design Melania Trump's inaugural gown, the FLOTUS went a different route when she attended the Liberty Ball alongside her husband. Though her crisp white silhouette might be attention-grabbing, what with its off-the-shoulder silhouette, leg slit, crimson bow, and dramatic ruffle, it's not exactly shocking. Melania collaborated on the number with Hervé Pierre, who recently left his 14-year post as creative director at Carolina Herrera.
"It's an honor to dress the first lady. I was actually lucky because over my 20 years in the U.S., I dressed all the first ladies: Mrs. Clinton at Oscar [de la Renta], Mrs. Bush, and Mrs. Obama at Carolina Herrera. So I feel lucky and honored to dress Melania Trump, but this time under my name," Pierre told WWD.
Melania is not afraid to try out bold trends while in the public eye, and she's got a glamorous taste as far as eveningwear goes, having worn a gold sequined Reem Acra dress to dinner the night before the inauguration. After sporting a blue cashmere Ralph Lauren coat earlier, Melania has completed her patriotic color story with the addition of red and white, thanks to the custom piece she cocreated.
Read on to get a closer look and catch a glimpse of the beaded Carolina Herrera princess gown Ivanka wore, seemingly solidifying the Trump family's relationship with the fashion house.(image)
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Kaley Cuoco is constantly making us laugh with her pre-red-carpet Instagrams, and she didn't disappoint before the People's Choice Awards. The actress might have skipped the red carpet to sit in the audience, but she showed off her purple Lela Rose gown in multiple posts.
Kaley teased her stylists, Brad Goreski and Daniela Romero, who must've forgotten Kaley's preferred heels at home. Kaley ended up in a pair of bright pink platforms, which added extra oomph to an already-colorful look, but maybe these shoes weren't exactly what the star had in mind. Perhaps a pair of sneakers would've been more up her alley? She seems to love rocking them with a glamorous dress, after all.
Read on to see Kaley's finished look and admire it from all angles, then giggle as you watch her fake out Brad and Daniela with a good old punch.(image)
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Even if you're only there in spirit, scrolling through your Instagram feed as women march on cities all over the world, you should be inspired by the best posts. Here, we've rounded up the most inspiring snaps from the fashion crew. Some of them, like Grace Coddington's sketch, are full of personality and have a touch of style. Others show a sign of support, like Victoria Beckham hugging her daughter Harper in London. Read on to join the Women's March (virtually) no matter where you are. Then check out some of the gear we've been planning to wear that speaks to the mood of the day.(image)
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So you received an invitation to a Winter wedding. The next burning question is likely, "What do I wear?!" You want to look amazing, but the chilly temps play a factor on how much skin you should show. This is when we turn our attention to more modest dresses, like styles with three-quarter sleeves and knee-length hems. They provide the coverage you need to stay warm (a must) and most importantly, you'll never be inappropriately dressed for the wedding or reception. Once you see the trendy selections ahead, you'll realize arriving to the venue in a barely there gown isn't the best option in the world anyway.(image)
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There's a reason 16-year-old Iris Law's Instagram feed looks so artsy. Sure, there are designer pieces to thank - including Gucci espadrilles and Louis Vuitton pajamas - but Iris is also building her photography portfolio. The budding supermodel, who's daughter to actor Jude Law and designer Sadie Frost, has been shooting campaigns and covering magazines like it's NBD.
In fact, Iris was just announced as the new face for Burberry Beauty's Liquid Lip Velvet campaign. Shot in London by Angelo Pennetta, Iris looks fresh faced with just a pop of red lip. The model even revealed a fashion tidbit about her style, saying, "I don't usually wear jeans, but when I wore a pair of Burberry black jeans, I ended up actually liking the fit of them." As for her current live-in item? She noted it was a bomber jacket.
There's more in store for this future model, who once told Teen Vogue, her future plans involve starting a magazine and scoring even bigger editorials. Read on to see a few different snaps of Iris defining her own signature style, which is undeniably carefree, but a little bit funky too.(image)
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If Princess Eugenie of York looks familiar to you, it's because you might mistake her for her older sister, Princess Beatrice. The pair boast plenty of similarities, including their stylish wardrobes and preference for sophisticated cuts. Now that rumors are swirling about Princess Eugenie's engagement to her longterm boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, we can only imagine the royal wedding dress that might be in the 26-year-old's future.
When coordinating an outfit, Eugenie always keeps her figure in mind, opting for pieces that are flattering, but shimmery enough to make a statement. A scroll through her past ensembles ensures she'll need very little help choosing a bridal look, whenever the time comes. Read on to see why Princess Eugenie's fashion moves just might have some people pining for that wedding announcement.(image)
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More than anything, we are looking forward to seeing a talented actress like Natalie Portman portray a woman as strong as Jackie Kennedy. The costumes, brought to life by French costume designer Madeline Fontaine, are just the icing on the cake. But Jackie is remembered as a fashion icon for a reason: the first lady's wardrobe was an integral part of her persona.
Tailored suits meant she was sophisticated; pillbox hats meant she was always accessorized, polished, and prepared; and her signature sunglasses meant she could protect herself. It's no wonder she refused to strip out of her iconic pink suit after John F. Kennedy's assassination - that is, until she was ready.
There might be no better leading lady to play Jackie than Natalie, and it's clear the film star's already got the Kennedy look down pat. Just read on to see how uncanny the resemblance is between two women who lived in different times but are equal in style and poise.(image)
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For Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony, Hillary Clinton arrived in Washington DC dressed in white. The former presidential candidate stuck to her iconic pantsuit look, slipping into an ivory three-piece Ralph Lauren ensemble. Though no one should be surprised by her inclination to wear a pantsuit from the fashion house, the color choice holds a lot of meaning.
The last time Hillary wore white was at the Democratic National Convention, where she accepted the nomination for president by the Democratic Party. She chose the Ralph Lauren pantsuit to pay homage to the uniforms of the women's suffragist movement. Today, it appears Hillary is once again continuing to acknowledge her pledge to women and their rights, just one day before the scheduled women's marches take place across cities.
Hillary's outfit also happens to complete the color trifecta for the ladies at the inauguration ceremony. Michelle Obama opted for a belted red dress while Melania Trump sported all-blue Ralph Lauren cashmere. Read on to see Hillary's look from all angles, then stay tuned for more inaugural coverage.(image)
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Dakota Johnson's coats run the gamut from super luxe to crisply tailored with a little something extra - like a furry stole or embroidery. All of them complete her Winter outfits with a subtle wink. They're a nod to fashion girls everywhere, a confirmation that getting all bundled up can be fun, not a drag.
Dakota's designs never take away from the rest of her look. In fact, most of them, like this J. Mendel style, are neutral midlength numbers that would work well with just about anything, like tights and boots or a glamorous dress. Read on to admire her latest and greatest cold-weather ensembles, see how she pairs them with plenty of Gucci It items, and shop Dakota's standout staples.(image)
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It's a scary moment when you look down at your outfit only to realize, wait - wait a minute - you're dressed just like your mom. But if said mom happens to be Michelle Obama, fashion icon to women everywhere, it's not such a raw deal. In fact, that's something her daughter Malia should truly take as a compliment, as comparisons between the two ladies begin to flood the Internet.
And after browsing through pics of the 17-year-old ourselves, it's increasingly obvious: Michelle's chic and ladylike fashion sense has definitely rubbed off on the eldest Obama child. Take a look at how many times Malia proved she got it from her mama, and hope that these two start sharing clothes sometime in the near future.(image)
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As Michelle Obama prepares to leave the White House, so many people feel, well, unprepared. Especially the fashion crowd - American designers who have gained recognition and respect thanks to their relationship with her. Michelle has always kept fashion at the forefront, taking her outfit into consideration as she plans each of her appearances. When it comes to debuting a new look, Michelle makes sure there's a message behind her style choice, a strong tie to location or culture, and an acknowledgment of talent.
WWD invited American designers to write letters to Michelle, thanking her for the opportunities she's given them and the way she has inspired them during the past eight years. We couldn't help but call out one in particular. Jenna Lyons of J.Crew mastered the task, choosing to list off Michelle's greatest attributes, all of which she embodied every time she wore the brand. Scroll to read the note for yourself, then reminisce about Michelle's most iconic moments in J.Crew, when it became clear our FLOTUS knows exactly how to mix preppy pieces with spunky ones, always keeping sophistication in mind.(image)
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She's been gone for over 20 years, but Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's style is still as pervasive as it was when she was first lady of the United States back in the early 1960s. Jackie O, as the tabloids dubbed her, brought on a new, more casual way of dressing, and she made such accessories as a pillbox hat and oversize sunglasses synonymous with her own name.
Look back at the style icon's most notable fashion moments, and see for yourself how she still lives on.(image)
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Vanessa Hudgens is on vacation in Mexico, posing in a beige one-piece with a straw hat and a drink in hand. At first glance, the suit blends perfectly with the sandy beach, which is why we almost missed the sexy low-cut side detail.
This subtle yet sultry swimsuit style was popular over the Summer, spotted on celebrities like Shay Mitchell and Bella Hadid. Judging from Vanessa's snap, the style won't fade out for 2017. In fact, we're obsessed with this particular one-piece and even found similar options to shop below.(image)
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Selena Gomez might be the ultimate style chameleon. For last year's InStyle Golden Globes afterparty, Selena chose a vaguely boho, ethereal off-the-shoulder white gown from J. Mendel. But for 2016's UNICEF Ball in Los Angeles? Selena did a complete style 180.
With the help of her stylist, Kate Young, Selena selected a long, red leather Louis Vuitton dress. Far from appearing heavy, the dress seemed relatively weightless thanks to floral cutout details and a ruffle around the neck.
While at the event, Selena made the rounds and said hello to some of her very stylish friends, including new face of Louis Vuitton Léa Seydoux and designer Nicolas Ghesquière. Louis Vuitton and UNICEF partnered together for charitable initiatives, a union Selena celebrated in an Instagram snap. "So happy @LouisVuitton and @NicolasGhesquiere are partnering with @UNICEF," she wrote. "I've been an ambassador since I was 17, met Nicolas last year. SO grateful for the worlds to collide for a great cause."(image)
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0800Image Source: Getty / JEWEL SAMAD When I woke up the morning after Election Day to find that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States, I cried. Then I signed online and covered the latest Instagram trend: DIY crop tops made from an old pair of tights. Then, obviously, I cried some more. I had just witnessed one of the most heartbreaking and important elections in history, at least in my opinion. How did I muster the strength to write about a passing fashion trend on a day like that? After that, it was admittedly hard to keep working. I talked to my sister, who also felt devastated, and I texted my boyfriend, who is one of those people who, political views aside, always reassures me I am worrying before I need to be. Then Hillary Clinton gave her concession speech wearing a purple-lapeled Ralph Lauren blazer, and instantly, I was inspired to write again. She was most likely wearing that shade because it was a blend of red and blue, the Republican and Democratic parties unifying right there on her outfit. I don't think that Hillary's pantsuit was more important than the powerful words she spoke, a recognition of defeat but a promise she won't stop fighting for women, minorities, and our nation's progress. I do think that Hillary hammered her point home with that blazer, and in that moment, I felt it my duty to explain why. For the time it took me to crank out that post, my job had purpose again. Every time I have written about Michelle Obama's dresses, since I began my career as a fashion editor, I have felt a sense of pride. It has been remarkable to track Michelle's style during her time in the White House, watching her thoughtfully support American designers with each appearance. Image Source: Getty / Chip Somodevilla I don't think she started to wear Brandon Maxwell (he dressed her for the Singapore state dinner and for the cover of InStyle) because he was Lady Gaga's stylist. I don't think Michelle was trying to resonate with pop culture, but rather to rally behind new art and its artists. With every outfit choice Michelle makes, she tells a story. Michelle rotates between her favorite London fashion houses when she's in the UK, and she wore a Narciso Rodriguez dress to meet with Melania Trump for the first time. First, because Rodriguez is a Cuban-American designer whose family came to the country before he made a name for himself; an immigrant's success story like those Michelle and the Obama administration have often championed. Second, I'm sure, for its color palette: a purple dress, again marrying blue and red, but with a fiery orange stripe, a blaring, shocking wink: "Melania, can you handle this?" Image Source: Pacific Coast News But Melania can handle this. She has been in the public eye for many years, and when CBS's Lesley Stahl stared her down during the Trump family's 60 Minutes interview, warning her that first ladies have been famously scrutinized and that they must present themselves "with not a hair out of place," Melania didn't bat an eyelash. Throughout the entirety of her husband's campaign, Melania has worn a lineup of sophisticated looks that are nothing short of appropriate. They are what you'd call modern FLOTUS attire: well-tailored, modest, sleek, but with a bold twist thanks to an ultrasaturated color or a trendy sleeve. Image Source: Getty / DOMINICK REUTER These pieces got her noticed; these pieces sold out instantly, right after she debuted them. Melania already possesses the allure of a first lady. It might even be more uniquely exciting that Melania is shopping for these looks herself and counts covetable designers like Roksanda, G[...]
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We gravitate toward black fashion staples: the color is universally flattering, fierce, and timeless. We never have to worry about our LBD going out of style or regret buying that classic black heel in favor of a trendier, embellished version. Darker shades have taken over our closets, and they're a staple of our favorite models, too. Case in point: Bella Hadid.
Bella frequently rocks black from head to toe, for red carpet events and off-duty looks. Although we can't tap into Bella's closet (we wish!), we can draw inspiration from the basic black staples she already owns.(image)
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New British Prime Minister Theresa May is not reserved when it comes to style. As the second woman to hold the post in parliament, her bold wardrobe helps her distinguish pride and confidence, and she doesn't shy away from statement heels or designer pieces that make her happy. "I like clothes and I like shoes. One of the challenges for women in the workplace is to be ourselves, and I say you can be clever and like clothes. You can have a career and like clothes," she said when she spoke at the Women in the World Summit last year.
Even so, her followers caused a stir when Theresa stepped out for the Pride of Britain Awards in a fit-and-flare that stopped above the knee. "Put your knees away," one Twitter user commented. But we'd argue that Theresa's satin piece is both sophisticated and fun. Like so many other power women - some of whom hold office - Theresa's outfits are modest, yet full of personality.
Her famous leopard pumps, which she wore when she was sworn in as leader, didn't feel too playful when paired with a tailored colorblock coat. Instead, they're a daring step in the right direction and a call to all ladies in the spotlight to wear what they like. Read on to find 39 memorable pieces Theresa May flaunted while on the job, all of which confirm that a loud print, cut, or color can be business appropriate too.(image)
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When a designer debuts a new runway collection, you can bet on pieces that fall in line with the fashion house and reflect its core or signature aesthetic. But when a label like Louis Vuitton drops a collaboration with a streetwear brand like Supreme, the items will become iconic. Men's artistic director Kim Jones unveiled the New York-influenced line during his Fall 2017 show in Paris.
"You can't have the conversation of New York menswear without Supreme right now, because it's such a massive global phenomenon. I used to work when I was at college unpacking boxes of Supreme at a company in London that distributed it when it was just starting out, so it's something I've known all along in my life. I just feel that the strength of their graphic versus the strength of the Louis Vuitton graphic, and that kind of Pop Art feeling - it works together perfectly," Jones told WWD.
Already, show attendees and both companies are sharing the goods on Instagram, leaving us lusting over sneakers, varsity jackets, embroidered denim, duffel bags, phone cases, and tees emblazoned with both iconic logos. Scroll for all the designs that are already at the top of our want lists.(image)
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Kate Middleton might have worn a lavish Alexander McQueen wedding gown for her nuptials, but just one day later, the new royal stepped out in Zara. Since that bright moment in 2011, Kate's been rocking even more staples from the stylish retailer, including a spiffy red evening coat and functional biker trousers.
But we're sure the duchess isn't done shopping at Zara. How could she be? Considering the label's affordable price point and quality tailoring, everything from a wedding guest dress to a statement necklace is considered a trusty addition to your wardrobe. Read on to see some of Kate's most memorable Zara looks, then scoop up current pieces that would earn her royal seal of approval, keeping her modest taste in mind.(image)
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The only thing that got us through this past hump day? The dresses and jumpsuits that strolled down the red carpet at the People's Choice Awards. It's been quite a stylish season full of ceremonies so far, what with the glamour at the Golden Globes and the spunky outfits we saw at Critics' Choice. But in order to ensure a week full of style, we're very much in tune with these Wednesday-evening gowns we certainly won't forget. See your favorite actors and performers show off their signature looks. There's a wide variety here, so you're definitely not about to get bored.(image)
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Margot Robbie tied the knot with boyfriend Tom Ackerley just last month in a secret ceremony in Byron Bay. Though details of the wedding (and ring) at the time were hush-hush, Margot's not holding back anymore. The star debuted her ring for the first time on the red carpet at Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards and wore a sparkly, leather ensemble. Margot flashed her sparkler before the cameras, and up close, the ring is quite exquisite.
Small stones on a gold band surround the pear-shape diamond, and though our first thought was "somewhat simple," that's precisely why we love it. The ring is a classic cut, not over the top or flashy, and fits right in line with Margot's personal style. We're sure the piece is one she will treasure forever, and it's even inspired us to find some similar options to the bride's.(image)
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An engagement ring is the one piece of jewelry that'll match every outfit you'll ever wear. Even if it's your postgym attire. Just ask Kate Mara, who stepped out with her diamond ring after a workout in Beverly Hills, CA. The actress recently got engaged to Jamie Bell, and we've been waiting for a glimpse of the ring.
Although it is easy to glance over Kate's casual outfit - a David Bowie tee, cardigan, leggings, and flats - we took notice of the stylish details like her Céline bag and oh, of course, her engagement ring. It shone brightly on her fingers and made a statement all on its own. When you have a sparkler that beautiful on, the rest of your outfit kind of doesn't matter. Zoom in for a closer look on Kate's ring, then browse similar options ahead.(image)
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We could never ignore the POTUS, it's just with such a stylish first lady by his side, we might briefly overlook him, admiring his wife's lovely ensemble right off the bat. In the case of the 10 women here - Michelle Obama, Jackie Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, and Eleanor Roosevelt all included - we were completely smitten.
These women redefined power dressing during their time in the White House, proving their confidence through fashion-forward outfits. Whether they were slipping into a gown for the inaugural ball or just giving a speech in a colorful suit, there was one common thread: these first ladies knew (or know) how to get noticed and make a memorable, sophisticated statement - now isn't that what politics is all about?(image)