'Veep' Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus vs. Michelle Obama: Who Has The Better Style? (PHOTOS)

04/23/2012 02:14 pm ET | Updated Apr 23, 2012

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as the vice-president in the new HBO series "Veep," and to get her character's wardrobe just right, she took her style cues from one of D.C.'s biggest style icons -- Michelle Obama.

The actress, recently told People magazine that FLOTUS' fashion choices helped get into the right sartorial mindset to play her character, Selina Meyer.

Louis-Dreyfus confesses, though, that her character is not totally as chic as our beloved First Lady Michelle Obama. The actress also says she's a huge fan of FLOTUS' looks IRL; she gushes that Michelle is “my icon, I adore her. Oh, my god, look how she puts the belt around the sweater! I don’t feel as though I’m as cool as she is.” A girl after our own hearts!

Louis-Dreyfus sports a professional look on the show, wearing slim-fitting suits and colorful blouses. Though she steers away from Michelle Obama's style of florals and prints her character is not afraid to accessorize, donning everything from a classic string of pearls to a huge brooch. While the first lady tends toward a refined and stylish look, Louis-Dreyfus adopts a slightly sexier look with lower necklines.

Though we're big fans of the power suit, we'd like to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus change it up with some rotating colors besides the stereotypical black and various shades of red and burgundy. We suggest a form-fitting jacket with a straight edge, instead of a typical blazer cut. Also, how about changing up the top-bottom combos? Jackets don't need to match skirts so that your figure turns into a blob of singular color.

We look forward to seeing what else Selina Meyer has in her closet this season.

Check out our roundup of Veep's FLOTUS-inspired looks!

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