Inaugural Style

 

Next week President Barack Obama will be sworn in for a second term and Washington will light up with celebrations that come around only once every four years.  All attention will turn to Mrs. Obama and her choice of Inaugural Gown - an outfit that made many a first lady famous before her.  Mrs. O has a history of getting it just right and we can't wait to see what she chooses.

But what about you Washingtonians who will be lucky enough to snag an invitation to the Commander-In-Chief's ball? 

Well we can't imagine a more fun outfit than one that is sophisticated and timeless.  And being that it's January, it must include fur!  Coral is an unexpected color for this time of year (although Jessica Alba managed it quite beautifully at the Golden Globes, don't you think?) but would look fabulous with color-blocked lipstick and a retro updo.  Low heels are tasteful and easy to dance in.  White gloves will make you feel marvelously chic!

If any of you EOS readers do attend, won't you snap us a picture?  We are just green with envy!

Gucci Gown ::  J. Crew Patent Pumps ::  White Gloves (similar available here) ::  Moonstone & Topaz Earrings

 

In case you need a little more inspiration, below find inauguration gowns from some very famous first ladies (slideshow available on homepage):

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933

 

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1941

Bess Truman, 1945

Mamie Eisenhower, 1953

Jacqueline Kennedy, 1961

Lady Bird Johnson, 1963

Pat Nixon, 1969

Nancy Reagan, 1981

Hillary Clinton, 1993

Laura Bush, 2001

Michelle Obama, 2009