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    Words: Natalie Rigg. Photographs: Getty Images; Reuters

    No one does modern power dressing like the First Lady. What’s her secret?

    “There hasn’t been anyone like Michelle since Jackie Kennedy. She always looks real; it’s never too considered,” says one of Obama’s favorite designers, Jason Wu. Patterned skirts and kitten heels play a major part in her daytime look, while elegant gowns and bold jewelry are her calling card after dark.


    why it works...

    – A supersized necklace creates instant impact.

    – Low necklines make a feature of beautiful broad shoulders.


    why it works...

    – An embellished belt helps to define an hourglass silhoutte.

    – Patent, tonal heels are a modern finishing touch.

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