First Lady Michelle Obama has proved she can rock just about any kind of look effortlessly — bridal gowns included. Obama stunned at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday in a gray tulle dropped-shoulder Marchesa dress with a fitted bodice and silver floral embroidery. The always elegant First Lady won rave reviews (ours included!) for the aisle-ready gown, which she paired with nude lips, a honey-highlighted blowout, and Cathy Waterman chandelier earrings.
The design was originally shown with long sleeves in Marchesa's Fall 2013 collection, but Obama wisely opted for a sleeveless version — perfect for showing off her buff arms. It's an ethereal, yet sophisticated dress that any bride would love, from bohemian ladies to women who are searching for a more classic wedding look.
Want to channel the First Lady's knockout ensemble? Here are some flowy, sophisticated gowns that would earn Obama's stamp of approval.
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No designer does gorgeous draping like Marchesa. This one-shoulder blush silk chiffon wedding dress with a floral lace embellished corset has the same off-the-shoulder effect as the First Lady's dress and a similar silhoutte. It's Grecian goddess-meets-sophisticated lady, and totally worthy of the White House.
One-shoulder blush silk chiffon A-line wedding dress with a floral lace embellished corset, Marchesa
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The embroidered shrug on this Monique Lhuillier wedding dress takes Obama's bodice to the next level. Stylish, yet conservative women like the FLOTUS will appreciate how the shrug makes a strapless dress appropriate for a formal or religious wedding ceremony.
"Hemingway" strapless embroidered tulle A-line wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and matching embroidered shrug, Monique Lhuillier
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With a dreamy, flowing hand-draped skirt and an embellished bodice, this Reem Acra stunner is a delightful strapless take on Obama's gown. The sweetheart neckline is somewhat daring, but minimal accessories ensure that the gorgeous detailing is the real showstopper.
Strapless hand-draped silk chiffon A-line wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and appliqué detail on the bodice, Reem Acra