Michelle Obama Defies Her Age in Gorgeous Vera Wang Gown (PHOTO)

michelle obamaWhat happens to most presidents is that toward the end of their presidency, they start to look older ... much older. President Obama is no exception -- his hair is more gray, his face looks like he earned quite a few wrinkles. But the First Lady of the United States has managed to look younger and even more stunning. Michelle Obama wore an off-the-shoulder Vera Wang gown in black to the White House state dinner which honored China's president Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan. She was a vision.

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I don't want to take away from President Obama. He is a handsome man. But his wife? Gorgeous. Elegant. A most fashionable FLOTUS.

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First glance at tonight's China State Dinner.

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Michelle tends to love colors and patterns, but this gown in black is so lovely. I love how it fit her perfectly -- thanks to impeccable tailors, I'm sure. That mermaid style isn't easy to pull off but she does it so effortlessly. This dress was fancy and that V cut-out in the bodice was sexy without being too much. At 51 years old, Michelle looks to be in her 30s. The stress of the presidency hasn't taken its toll on her -- perhaps she is instead focusing on all the good that she and her husband were able to do.

Or maybe it's her fitness routine. Let's Move!

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We also have to discuss her hair -- pulled over to one side like that is a look that could be disastrous (or very '80s -- I wore my hair like this to Homecoming in 1989 only it was hair-sprayed to great heights). Not so in this case. Michelle wore it well. It's a look Kerry Washington would wear to the Emmys, and a gown that Charlize Theron would wear to the Oscars. And on the statuesque, chic, and graceful Michelle, it's perfect. Or as Beyoncé would say, "flawless."

 

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