Michelle Obama was most appropriately dressed for the visit of Pope Francis in the U.S. Her ensemble was both traditional and stylish when she greeted the religious head when he touched down in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.
The first lady of the U.S. and the President Barack Obama were there at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland to meet the Pope. The couple’s daughters Malia and Sasha were also present. Michelle worked her look in a baby blue dress by Carolina Herrera.
The dress short-sleeve fit-and-flare dress was made of wool and crepe. It featured a cowl neck and ran up to her knees. It also had a matching slim belt and gave off a very 1960s vibe with its neckline. Michelle accessorized with metallic pointed toe silver pumps by Jimmy Choo. Her hair was kept in center-part with loose waves. She matched her dress with powder blue manicure.
Meanwhile, Malia, 17 and Sasha, 14 were dressed in conservative black tops and midi-length skirts. The latter wore a color block pleated skirt in pastel pink by Kate Spade, while Malia opted for a floral black and white number.
Obama also kept things traditional in a sleek tailored navy suit and trouser combo, which he paired with a crisp white shirt. He matched his outfit with a blue tie and finished off with black lace-up shoes.
The Pope stuck with his trusty white cassock, pellegrina, fascia and pectoral cross. He accessorized with a Swatch watch on his wrist, while his zucchetto was missing.
On Wednesday, the 51-year-old first lady opted for a navy dress by Monique Lhuillier. It featured three-quarter length sleeves, lace bodice, which she pared with matching kitten heels by Jimmy Choo. She along with Obama and the Pope were standing on the balcony of White House. Her classic black dress was perfectly chic without taking too much attention from the man of the hour.
Michelle is known for her diplomatic stance of repping designers native to the countries she travels to or hosts. And it was evident this time around too, as she turned to classic designers Hererra and Lhuillier.