Being married to the head of state, everything you do could make a difference in the world—and that includes picking the right shoes to go with the right bag. When you’re constantly photographed and judged based on what you wear, putting in a little extra effort with how you present yourself is a must. Following the footsteps of Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis and Carla Bruni Sarkozy, we rounded up some of the finest First Ladies that'll surely win your votes in the style department.
Wife of the Prime Minster of the United Kingdom David Cameron
Her Style: Whether she’s uptown or downtown, Sam Cam always injects her cool, laid-back style into easy shift dresses and casual suits.
First Lady of China, wife of President Xi Jinping
Her Style: Conservative and ladylike (most probably because of her age), but she does like to have fun with tailored coats and jackets.
First Lady of Azerbaijan, wife of President Ilham Aliyev
Her Style: A lover of prints, cinched waists, and skimming silhouettes, Azerbaijan’s First Lady is a disciple of Dianne Von Furstenberg, proving that one can be sexy at any age.
First Lady of Mexico, wife of President Enrique Peña Nieto
Her Style: Streamlined silhouettes and bold colors are the go-to staples of this former soap actress. And though she’s left behind her more revealing outfits, Angelica still keeps it sizzling by making sure she shows off her banging figure.
Sheikha Mozah of Quatar
Wife of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of Quatar
Her Style: With the perfect pairing of her turbans and Steve McQueen Persol sunnies, she could pass for a vintage movie star or even a Bond girl.
Frist Lady of the United States, wife of President Barack Obama
Her Style: Never one to shy away from trends, especially when it comes to showing off her toned arms, Michelle always plays around with vibrant prints and bright colors.
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