How to Dress Like a Style Icon: Michelle Obama

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This year for tallz and SMALLZ, it’s all about fashion that inspires. We are looking at the world through cat-eye sunglasses, and every day, there is something amazing and beautiful happening in the industry. We want to make sure that we’re sharing with you the incredible trends, art, and style that are encouraging, empowering, and moving the industry forward.

One of the ways we will do this through the year is pick a Style Icon and create an inspired look. The chosen icons have impeccable signature style and always make us take pause when dressing ourselves. Our first candidate is a first in so many ways that we thought who could be more appropriate? The First Lady (always and forever) herself, Michelle Obama!

Mrs. Obama teaches us that style always starts first with confidence. Clothes can be tricky, but don’t let that affect your attitude! When you feel on top of the world, it shows, and it demands that you should be treated no other way. Second, embrace what makes you strong! A lot of the time when we dress ourselves, we try to minimize the “problem areas”. We wear slimming pants to camouflage our hips, voluminous shirts to conceal our midsection, long sleeves to lengthen or hide our arms. Not Michelle (who turned “Michelle Obama arms” a workout class). She embraced her features and taught that these wonderful attributes make us individuals. And lastly, classy can mean more than just classic and elegant—we know now that those pieces can be sexy too! A midlength skirt is powerful, a sheath dress reflects position, and pointy-toed shoes are a must. So make no excuses for your womanhood and your femininity: showing a little skin is never a bad thing, but sometimes showing less is just as seductive, flirtatious, and impressive.

Stay tuned this week for our own individual tips for dressing like Michelle Obama by size, and of course outfit details will be included. 🙂

Who are YOUR favorite style icons and ones that you love to emulate? We’d love to read about them and possibly feature one here – send ’em over!


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