Best Dressed Couple of 2016: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

As the end of the year draws nigh – and let’s be honest, we’re all excited to see what 2017 has in store for us since this year hasn’t been as pleasant – we’re saddened to have to witness the leave of America’s most powerful and loved couple from office in just a few days.  We don’t even want to count anymore.  What better way to honor a couple who has brought nothing but class, elegance, humor, black excellence, and absolute style to the White House?  Though the introduction is unnecessary, for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, it’s probably not enough.  But we’ll let photos of their most fashionable moments of the year, and our choices from best looks from the past, do the talking.

Let’s start with this shimmering rose gold Atelier Versace number Mrs. Obama wore during a state dinner The White House hosted to honor the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Mrs. Agnese Landini.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to North Portico at the White House to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini, for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The first lady is wearing a floor length, rose gold chainmail gown designed by Atelier Versace. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Talk about sparkle!  Though curve hugging, Mrs. Obama always exudes an air of elegance.  Even Donatella Versace herself said she was humbled to have created something for the First Lady.  And let’s not forget about how dapper Mr. President himself looks.  Always clean cut, tailored, and classic.

After forming a long-standing relationship with designer, Jason Wu, Mrs. Obama wearing him this year was an absolute must.  In March, she wore a gorgeous jacquard gown by the designer, welcoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie.

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama await the arrival of Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau at the White House in Washington March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

An absolute dream!  With a slit that stops right at the knee, this strapless gown was the talk of the town, but of course for all the right reasons.  Why else would Mr. President be grinning from ear-to-ear?  As for him, nothing beats simplicity.  Really, a classic black tux and a white pocket-square is all he needs.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention this gorgeous gown designed by Naeem Khan she wore in May of this year.best-of-2016-obamas-1

Another favorite of hers, this blush toned asymmetrical number gave her an ethereal silhouette.  It looked like the First Lady was gliding across the floor.

What about this stunner by Brandon Maxwell?

best-of-2016-the-obamas-40Mrs. Obama brought attention to the prodigy, who also dresses the likes of Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell, in this strapless, white column gown in August of this year.  We approve as well, Mr. President!  Breathtaking!

State dinner gowns and tuxedos aside, The Obamas have always made it a point to remain timeless in their style, even outside of the White House doors.  The First Lady loves a good formal gown, but she stays chic in everyday wear as well.  From sheath dresses to stunning coats and separates in bold colors, Mrs. Obama brings a stately sense of glamour with everything she wears.  Mr. President typically keeps it crisp in a nicely tailored suit, usually Brooks Brothers.best-of-2016-the-obamas-29 best-of-2016-the-obamas-25best-of-2016-the-obamas-13Could they be more fantastic?

June 18, 2012 "The First Lady reacts as she watches Laura Jarrett and Tony Balkissoon take their vows during their wedding at Valerie Jarrett's home in Chicago." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Yes, Mrs. Obama, our hearts are heavy too.  While we’re devastated that such an important and life-changing reign in presidency must come to an end, we hope to see more stylish moments from this duo and this year’s choice for Best Dressed Couple.  They have dedicated their lives to serving the American people with unparalleled grace, intelligence, compassion and style. And over all, we couldn’t have been happier to witness this type of greatness over the past eight years.  So here’s to you, Mr. President and Mrs. Obama!  We love you and can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for you and your family!Inaugural Balls Obama What do you think of this year’s choice?

Vuitton

Vuitton is a Bahamas native and a staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

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