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Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama! Check Out the First Lady's Best Style Moments

No matter what your political leanings are, it's pretty hard to deny that the First Lady has an impeccable sense of style and a top-notch wardrobe. She looks amazing every single day and made repeating outfits chic before Kate Middleton. (Accessories—including an accomplished professional background, inspiring public speaking skills and the buffest arms on Capitol Hill—don't hurt either.)

On top of looking amazingly elegant and accessible at the same time, the FLOTUS also has a sophisticated eye for designers—making Jason Wu and Thakoon household names. And somehow managing to wear Margiela to a NASCAR race while looking casually-fashion-forward and not at all one-percenty.

To celebrate MObama's 49th birthday—and kick off what's sure to be another stylish four years as her husband heads into his second term in office—we've updated our growing compendium of the First Lady's best looks ever. As for what she'll choose to wear to Monday night's inaugural balls? Well, that's anyone's guess.

Cobalt with sparkles! Michelle Obama chose this layered and corseted one-shoulder gown by Peter Soronen, dazzle-y earrings and a belt by Sutra Designs and jeweled heels from Jimmy Choo to welcome the First Couple of Mexico to the White House in 2010.

The Washington Post