Getting the First Lady's Look for Less

January 7, 2009 10:12:21 AM PST
Soon-to-be First Lady Michelle Obama is a fashion trendsetter. Not since Jackie Kennedy has a president's wife generated such a buzz over her clothes. Many American women now are looking to Mrs. Obama for cues on what to wear. When she shows up wearing an off-the-rack dress, it's likely to sell out all across the country. You can adapt the styles favored by the First Lady and not spend a fortune, if you know what to look for. Katie Lindsay, marketing manager of Water Tower Place has chosen some looks inspired by Mrs. Obama.

All fashions available at Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2218
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Model 1: Adriana wearing Eileen Fisher
Wool gray sheath dress -- $159 (on sale)
Matching cropped cardigan -- $109 (on sale)

Model 2: Denise wearing The Limited
Rhinestone broach $9.99 (on sale)
White cotton shirt $39.50
Cassidy black pant $69.50
Fuchsia cotton blend cardigan $39.50

Model 3: Veronica wearing CUSP
Floral print dress by Ya Ya $374
Black Patent belt by French Connection $68
Faux pearl bracelet $68
Faux pearl stud earrings $25
Black clutch purse $180

Model 4: Carol wearing White House Black Market
Black chiffon dress $99.99 (on sale)
Sheer shrug $68
Lauren patent shoes $98
Luxe edition rhinestone necklace $98
Luxe edition rhinestone bracelet $78

Model 5 -- Latrecia wearing Banana Republic
Starburst dress -- $150
Reptile pull-through belt -- $59
Gobstopper pearl necklace -- $39