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Michelle Obama Dress Makes Waves on Inauguration Day 2013 (PHOTO)

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
January 21, 2013|10:57 am

Michelle Obama has not disappointed her legions of fans as a fashion icon on Inauguration Day 2013.

  • Barack Obama (C) and first lady Michelle Obama
    (Photo: Reuters/Joe Skipper)
    U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at St. John's Church for a service prior to inauguration ceremonies in Washington, January 21, 2013.

The First Lady of the United States appeared beside her husband, Barack Obama, as he was publically sworn-in for the second time as the President of the United States on Monday.

Frequently scrutinized for her stylish fashion, Obama's Inauguration Day outfit was highly anticipated on Monday.

The First Lady selected a special ensemble for the event, choosing a navy coat and dress by American designer Thom Browne paired with a belt and shoes by J. Crew, according to The Washington Post.

Furthermore, the First Lady donned a necklace designed by Cathy Waterman.

Inspired by the style of a man's silk tie, Obama's Inauguration Day coat made waves on social media sites on Monday.

"Michelle Obama looks stunning," Daysha wrote. "Love the shoes with that dress. Stunning."

"Just saw your dress for today @MichelleObama," wrote Twitter user Z. "You look amazing. I also really love your bangs. #flotus."

The custom-made boat by Browne is just the latest headlines Obama has made over her style choices; the First Lady recently debuted a new haircut including bangs.

Meanwhile, Obama's daughter Malia also donned J. Crew on Inauguration Day, while her sister Sasha opted for a Kate Spade coat and dress.

All eyes have turned to Washington, D.C. as Inauguration Day 2013 has made a rare intersection with Martin Luther King Day. The Federal holiday is marked by the president making an oath or affirmation before that person can "enter on the Execution" of the office of presidency, as mandated by the United States Constitution.

The First Lady will take her seat at 11:14 a.m. EST with Vice President Joe Biden following suit at 11:18 a.m. Then, at 11:20, President Barack Obama takes his seat.

For a full timeline of Inauguration 2013 events, visit here.

Inauguration Day 2013 arrives just days after Michelle Obama celebrated her 49th birthday on Thursday.

The wife of the 44th President of the U.S. is very popular for not just her sense of style, but for her work with Lets Move!, a campaign that battles childhood obesity, and her efforts to help working families.

In 2007, Vanity Fair named Obama among its "10 of the World's Best Dressed People."

 

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