STYLE
05/23/2013 09:45 am ET

Michelle Obama's Tracy Feith Dress Is The Perfect Go-To Garment (PHOTOS)

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's Michelle Obama's mantra for dressing -- especially when it comes to her Tracy Feith dress.

Arguably the most prized item in her closet, the piece has made more than a few appearances in the past few years. The latest? FLOTUS whipped out the frock for a visit to Virginia's Willow Springs Elementary School yesterday. This time, she wore the pretty floral number with a pair of black slingback heels. (Oh, and for all of you fringe enthusiasts, it looks like Michelle's bangs are back in full force.)

With the fun-yet-subtle, print, this Tracy Feith dress is a perfect candidate for repeat performances, since there are lots of styling interpretations and colors to pull for accessories. Mrs. O debuted the dress in 2009 with a simple pair of black flats. Over the years, she's mixed in metallics, pastels and even a rarely-seen updo.

We're sure the designer, a former surfer, didn't expect FLOTUS to come out so strongly in support of the dress. "Other designers do more p.r. and give things away," Feith told WWD about Obama's look back in 2009. "We don't send clothes to people we don't know. I believe she did buy them."

Money well spent, Michelle. Check out the dress in action below and tell us if you're a fan!

May 2013:

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May 2012:

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June 2011:

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September 2010:

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May 2009:

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January 2009:

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January 2009:

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Any other standout ensembles?

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