Michelle Obama Style

At least one Obama is still popular. In a string of campaign appearances, Michelle Obama pulled out the fashion artillery to say: 'We're not backing down.' Kate Betts decodes fashion's political language.

Julie Jacobson / AP Photo,Julie Jacobson

Julie Jacobson / AP Photo

Michelle Obama spoke at a rally for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Las Vegas on November 1st in Diane Von Furstenberg's bold Bhare skirt.

Tim Sloan, AFP / Getty Images

Michelle Obama wore an orange cardigan over an orange sequined shirt and a bee brooch for Halloween at the White House.

On the Ellen Show on October 28th, Obama wore a pink sweater set, pencil skirt, and Talbot's necklace.

Jae C. Hong / AP Photo

Obama wore a cream-colored L’Wren Scott dress onstage at a rally for Barbara Boxer in Los Angeles on October 26th.

White House

She wore a Jason Wu dress to attend The Women’s Conference with Maria Shriver in Long Beach on October 26th.

Elaine Thompson / AP Photo

Obama wore a printed Peter Pilotto blouse to a rally for Washington Senator Patty Murray in Bellevue on October 25th.

Mandel Ngan, AFP / Getty Images

The first lady wore a salmon-colored Calvin Klein sheath dress to an event honoring the winners of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Youth Program Awards in the White House on October 20th.

Stephen Chernin / AP Photo

Obama looked chic in a Donna Karan halter dress and necklace by Erickson Beamon onstage at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on October 18th.

Morry Gash / AP Photo

The first lady spoke at a campaign event for Sen. Russ Feingold in a bright pink dress by Talbots and a St. Erasmus necklace in Milwaukee on October 13th.

Saul Loeb, AFP / Getty Images

On the way to a Democratic fundraiser in Columbus, Ohio, on October 17, Michelle wore a printed blouse, lace-up top, wide-leg blue pants, and bright flats.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

The first Lady wore a Maria Pinto red sheath dress and a diamond brooch to the Medal of Honor ceremony in the White House on October 6th.

Hiroko Masuike / Getty Images

The first lady wore a printed Tracy Feith dress with silver flats to tour the herb garden at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York, on September 24th.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Obama wore a bright green floral dress by Barbara Tfank as she walked along the colonnade of the White House with the president on September 21st.