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A Definitive Ranking Of Michelle Obama's China Tour Style

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Michelle Obama's China tour (and Sasha and Malia's Far East spring break) has finally come to an end. Throughout the first lady's educational and cultural visit, she made some pretty bold fashion statements.

We knew that a stylish week lay ahead as soon as Michelle deplaned in China wearing a Derek Lam leather-and-suede patchwork dress. From her nod to Chinese-American designers like Lam and Phillip Lim to the red applique dress (a sign of good fortune) she donned on Day 2 to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, FLOTUS' wardrobe was just as meticulous as her political mission.

Taking a look back at Michelle Obama's China tour style, we've compiled a definitive ranking of her best nine outfits. Did your top fashion pick make our No. 1 slot?

  • 9
    Blurred Lines
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    First lady Michelle Obama ended her week-long trip in China on Wednesday looking fresh-faced as ever in a black ribbed jacket, striped top and gray trousers.
  • 8
    Pretty In Pink (& Red)
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    Even though we didn't get a full look at this dress, we can't deny the way this punchy print stood out against Michelle Obama's radiant skin tone.
  • 7
    Stoic Style
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    For a visit to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors with first daughters Malia and Sasha, Michelle Obama kept it minimal in a Narciso Rodriguez color-blocked blouse, black jacket, slacks and flats.
  • 6
    Tai Chi Chic
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    Don't mess with FLOTUS! Obama gets a lesson on the mind-body practice and she looks like a professional in this black-and-white number.
  • 5
    Moving Art
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    For a speaking engagement at the Stanford Center at Peking University, Obama slipped into a Carolina Herrera sheath dress with a red, gray, black and tan graphic design. No blending in to the background with such a powerful print.
  • 4
    Cool Blues
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    FLOTUS stepped out in this Clover Canyon horse print blouse and her go-to high-waisted trousers to tour the Summer Palace in Beijing. So trendy!
  • 3
    Ping-Pong Perfection
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    Obama showed off her table tennis skills while sporting a Phillip Lim white, gray and lavender button-down and wide-leg pants. The loose-fitting ensemble definitely wasn't slacking on style.
  • 2
    Sophisticated Landing
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    The first lady arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport in a black, tan and cream Derek Lam dress with black tights, putting our travel style to shame.
  • 1
    Lady In Red
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    This red midi dress Obama wore to a meeting room at a guest house in Beijing was a real showstopper! The applique design added visual interest, while her red pumps rounded out this monochromatic look.

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