The pomp and pageantry was on full tilt for the Inauguration of our 44th President’s second term. With all of the awe-inspiring “firsts” out of the way, we get to highlight what everyone wants to talk about- the fashion! From balls to lunches, processions to award ceremonies, both pundits and Hollywood elite made a statement and showed off their signature style. While us mere mortals do not have inexhaustible access to Pucci, Wu and Louboutin, why should they have all the fun? Let’s see how we can make their signature looks more accessible, shall we?
Being a pageant girl, this is always my favorite to watch! This Inauguration saw complete opposites taking center stage: on one end intricate designs featuring paneling and burnouts, and on the other simple silhouettes using jersey fabric and solid colors.
Both Michelle Obama and Beyonce Knowles went the ornate route using detailing and burnouts to accent their silhouettes. The First Lady stunned in Jason Wu opting to let the dress shine with simple accents:
While Mrs. Knowles-Carter opted for full-on Texas style with a Pucci dress accented with Lorraine Schwartz Emeralds and big hair.
To emulate FLOTUS’ gorgeous patterns I turned to an eveningwear standby of mine Adian Mattox. This dress offers the same silhouette and metallic accents in a dress that can be used for both daytime and evening events (CLICK HERE to snag it for yourself):
On the other end, entertainment mavens opted for dresses with solid colors and simple details. Alicia Keys wowed in this Michael Kors gown and let her back do the talking;
While Eva Longoria hosted the Latino Inaugural 2013 at The Kennedy Center in simple yet stunning Vivienne Westwood;
Jovani offers a similar backless gown with a hint of sparkle for a fraction of the price:
While LaFemme gives you the strapless style with a few extra accents:
And let’s not forget the daytime style! The lovely ladies again brought their A-game in stylish-yet-tasteful cocktail attire. The First Lady wowed in Reed Krakoff for POTUS’ Sunday swearing-in:
While Rosario Dawson and Eva Longoria rocked their frocks while highlighting achievements in the Latino Community:
Elie Tahari provides an appropriate alternative for Mrs. Obama’s A-line frock:
Now, all we need are some er…”occasions”!!
Those were my favorite looks, what were yours?