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8 Michelle Obama Wardrobe Repeats: Which Way Looks Best? (PHOTOS, POLL)

First Posted: 03/18/2010 5:12 am   Updated: 05/25/2011 2:50 pm

Perhaps the best part of watching Michelle Obama's wardrobe is finding out which items she adores so much that they resurface again and again. Before, she couldn't get enough of her Azzedine Alaia belt and green inauguration Jimmy Choos. Now she still loves her J. Crew, Rick Owens and Maria Pinto, but she manages to reinvent the looks with old-fashion accessorizing. Take a look which piece from Michelle's wardrobe do double duty and tell us which way she wore it best.

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  • Prabal Gurung Dress

    <strong>Look 1:</strong> At an event with Laura Bush at Sidwell Friends School in June 2012. <strong>Look 2: </strong> At the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/31/michelle-obama-easter-2013_n_2989605.html" target="_blank">Easter 2013 festivities at the White House. </a>

  • Roksanda Ilincic Dress

    <strong>Look 1: </strong> Presenting the 2013 National Medal for Museum And Library Service at the White House in May 2013 <strong>Look 2: </strong> Mentoring at Georgetown University in November 2011

  • Michael Kors Dress

    <strong>Look 1:</strong> At the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony in June 2012 <strong>Look 2: </strong>At the Congressional Black Caucus Gala in September 2012

  • Prabal Gurung Dress

    <strong>Look 1: </strong> On a taping of "Live! with Kelly and Michael" on October 17, 2012 <strong>Look 2: </strong> At Prince Harry's visit to the White House in May 2013

  • Rick Owens Jacket

    LOOK ONE: With a floral scarf wrapped <i>a la francaise</i> during a visit to the Eiffel tower on June 5th. LOOK TWO: Sans scarf, handing out food at Martha's Table November 25th.

  • Thakoon Dress

    LOOK ONE: With a simple black satin bow at the first debate of the presidential election at the University of Mississippi on September 26, 2008. LOOK TWO: With a sparkly studded bow with the same dress on 'The Jay Leno Show' on October 23rd.

  • Printed Top

    LOOK ONE: With a lei while visiting the opening of the FRESHFARM market on September 17th. LOOK TWO: With a simple silver necklace for a return from Camp David on November 8th.

  • Maria Pinto Dress

    LOOK ONE: Sans brooch for a visit to the White House on November 10th, 2008. LOOK TWO: With brooch for a meeting with the Crown Prince and Princess of the Netherlands in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House on Sept. 11th.

  • Madras Shorts

    LOOK ONE: With a tangerine top while walking Bo on the White House lawn on June 15th. LOOK TWO: With a rust-colored tank during a visit to the Gay Head Lighthouse in Martha's Vineyard on August 27th.

  • J. Crew Coat

    LOOK ONE: Wearing a belt under the coat for lunch with DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and his wife Michelle on January 30th. LOOK TWO: Wearing a belt OVER the coat at the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day, November 11th.

  • J. Crew Cardigan

    LOOK ONE: Sans belt for a visit to 10 Downing Street on April 1st. LOOK TWO: With a Givenchy belt while giving a preview of the state dinner on November 24th.

  • Pin by Erickson Beamon

    LOOK ONE: On a simple white sundress for a visit to the Colosseum in Rome on July 8th. LOOK TWO: On a printed dress for a reception for new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on August 12th.

  • Jason Wu Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1:</strong> NAACP convention in Kansas City, Missouri in July 2010. <strong>LOOK 2:</strong> at a NAACP convention in Kansas City on June 26, 2012.

  • Erickson Beamon Brooch

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Worn with a gray pantsuit at the National Science Bowl competition on May 3, 2010 <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Attached to a pink drapey pantsuit while speaking at the National Design Award winners luncheon on May 21, 2010

  • Tracy Reese Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Paired with orange flats while arriving in Mexico on April 13, 2010 <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Worn with open-toed flats while walking (running?) First Dog Bo with President Obama on June 8, 2010

  • Talbots Tank

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Mixing prints with an embellished cardigan and patterned skirt at the White House on April 7, 2010 <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Keeping it simple with black trousers on May 25, 2010

  • Suno Shirt

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Paired with a festive lei and teal cardigan at the FARMFRESH farmer's market on September 17, 2009 <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Worn alone with white pants to promote "Let's Move!" on July 20, 2010

  • Beaded Brooch

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Pinned to a houndstooth blazer at the Department of Transportation on February 20, 2009 <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Worn with a black and white checkered skirt suit on March 31, 2010

  • Lanvin Tank Top

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Worn with a sunny sweater and teal pants at a volunteer event on June 29, 2009 <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Breaking a sweat while working in her vegetable garden on June 4, 2010

  • Talbots Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Accessorized with a floral pin in a matching shade of orange at Norfolk Naval Station on July 31, 2009 <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Worn with a white cardigan and clear plastic belt at the Sidwell Friends School on June 3, 2010

  • Zero + Maria Cornejo Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Worn with a wide studded Sacai belt during the G-20 Summit on September 25, 2009 <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Worn again with a simple black patent leather wait cincher on May 5, 2010

  • Moschino Skirt Suit

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Jacket-less in a gray belted shirt on October 23, 2009 <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Wearing the complete suit on May 17, 2010 to promote "Let's Move!"

  • Liz Claiborne Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Keeping warm with a cropped black cardigan and Azzedine Alaia <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/21/michelle-obamas-new-york_n_177623.html" target="_hplink">"Star Trek" belt</a> on October 2, 2009 <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Worn with a studded Sacai belt at Camp Pendleton on June 13, 2010

  • Michelle Obama Goes For A Floral Look For Easter

    Michelle Obama shows off her Easter style with the rest of the first family at St. John's Episcopal Church wearing a repeat of the lovely Prabal Gurung ensemble. Joining the conversation is HuffPost Style Associate Editor Rebecca Adams.

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