Michelle Obama looked resplendent in a green dress as she welcomed children into the East Room of White House Wednesday. The first lady of the U.S. invited military families to have a first look at the lavish Christmas decorations.
The White House unveiled its holiday decor that had giant sized nutcrackers and teddy bears. There were 62 beautifully decorated trees, a chocolate gingerbread house modelled on the White House that weighs 500 pounds. It also had 56 snow figurines, some 70,000 ornaments and Obamas pet pooches.
Bo and Sunny strutted along with Michelle, dressed in red to greet military families and children for the annual preview of holiday decorations at the White House. Bo bounced into the room, wagging his tail and jumping around. The Obamas adopted their second pet Sunny in 2013.
“So anybody who is afraid of dogs, you tell me, okay? But they’re pretty nice. They’re bigger than they look on TV,” Michelle said. But the kids did not seem to be scared of the dogs as they rushed up to play with them.
Meanwhile, designers including Duro Olowu, Carolina Herrera, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim helped decorate the hall in White House. Michelle was resplendent in a floral green brocade dress by Michael Kors. She was effortlessly chic in the stylish ensemble.
The sleeveless dress showed off her toned arms and featured an A-line silhouette. The dress ran up to her knees and had a high neck. The 51-year-old, who is known for her impeccable style, added festive flavor to her dress by teaming it with a pair of metallic gold heels.
The families were taken on a tour of the White House. They visited the Blue Room, the Red Room and the State Dining Room among others. One of the 62 Christmas trees on display featured iPads where families could send holiday messages to U.S. troops overseas.
Welcoming military families into the White House was part of the Joining Forces initiative -- a nationwide campaign to support service members, veterans and their families in wellness, education and employment.