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?
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.
Pretty In Pink (& Red)
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.
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.
Tai Chi Chic
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.
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.
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!
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.