When it comes to iconic first lady's, names like Jackie O., Eleanor Roosevelt, and, of course, Hillary Clinton, all come to mind. However, after witnessing the class, intelligence, and beauty that has been on constant display for the past eight years from the first family's leading lady, one more name can undoubtedly be added to that iconic list: Michelle Obama.
As the Obama's take their final bow, we want to say one last "WE'LL MISS YOU, SIS!" to our favorite FLOTUS. This may or not be a coded article where you need to read between the lines to find our secret message pleading for the Obama's to stay, but we can't let our first family leave without taking one more look back at the sheer glory that was Michelle Obama. More specifically, Michelle's style.
From her renegade fashion sense to her always-laid press--Michelle was a trailblazer. She is the definition of #BlackGirlMagic and wasn't selfish with sharing her glow. While other first ladies had a certain air of celebrity that Michelle no doubt possesses, what set her apart was her ability to be relatable. Women everywhere were able to look at Michelle and see not only a First Lady, but a friend.
While we can't imagine the next First Lady being able to fill Michelle's impossibly stylish shoes, we'll have a ball watching her try.
Read on for our favorite hair and fashion moments from Michelle Obama over the years.
Let's talk about that time Michelle went with a super sleek, and super fashion-forward bob that had all the fashion girls gagging. Her stylist, Johnny Wright, was all over Instagram straight flexing after she made her debut - he knew he put in work with this one!
Never before had we seen such hysteria around one's choice of fringe as we did the day Michelle Obama debuted her bangs back in 2013.
Photo: T Style Magazine
Regal. Refined. Slayed. Michelle's feature in T Magazine's October 2016 issue portrayed the First Lady in the best way they knew how. She looks like a woman who's just conquered the battlefield known as America and is ready for her next challenge. You go, Michelle!
Michelle's look at the Black Girl's Rock! ceremony last year was modern and fresh. Having a fierce woman like her in the White House was certainly a reminder that Black girls do indeed rock.
Laced in one of her favorite designers Jason Wu, Michelle decided to drop that bass on 'em at the State Dinner with curls for days. Can you say va-va-volume?
We're definitely going to miss these two lovebirds. President Barack is always so dapper, and Michelle is a beaming ray of sunshine. Here she opted for more glitz and glam with her gown, and we loved the drama of that deep swoop bang!
Oh, you want that hair side swept? Michelle has every flavor of the bob & lob variety ready for your enjoyment. One of our favorite looks from her is this sophisticated look she rocked at the China State Dinner.
Michelle hasn't done too many updos over the years. She's definitely more of an all-down type of lady, but when she does an updo she does it right. Here she is at the Nordic State Dinner giving us all the life we needed with those loose tendrils and auburn highlights.
Do we spot a few tracks here, Michelle? With a bit of longer hair length comes so many more style opportunities! Michelle didn't let her inches go to waste. We loved the huge pin curled look, and the side-part was the perfect touch.
Last, but certainly not least, we couldn't leave out this classic! This was Michelle Obama's go-to style for day-to day White House activities and appearances. It suits her well, and judging by that sly look on her face in this picture, she knows it.