I was thrilled at the concept of a First Lady wearing a vintage dress, but even more thrilled at the reality of our most stylish Michelle Obama in a 50s-era Norman Norell dress, looking arguably as beautiful as she's ever looked.

In case you missed it, here she is, helping to keep a flock of elves together:

What a great vintage dress for Mrs. Obama, so flattering and timeless!

If you feel like giving a similar look a try, here are some great vintage choices available online right now. (click on photo to link to the item for sale)

Mill Street Vintage has this Suzy Perette dress on eBay:

The back detail is as compelling as the front on this dress (by Janet Leigh for Natlynn) at Vintage Devotion:

If you could use a tiny hint of a sleeve, there's this organza and lace number at Past Perfect Vintage:

Strapless lace is to be found at Fast Eddie's Retro Rags:

Simple and elegant in chiffon and taffeta, this dress is among the offerings at The Vintage Vortex:

Palm Beach Vintage currently lists this Seymour Jacobsen gown:

This Emma Domb gown, complete with lace snowflakes (well, that's how I see it) is at Dress:

Sheer black lace layers over peach taffeta in this beauty at Blue Velvet Vintage:

The swirling detail looks very lovely on this dress offered by alitza-trends on eBay:

This dress at Viva Vintage Clothing is cotton, nonetheless very party-worthy:

Finally, for the all-out party girl, this gift of a gown comes with its own bow, available at Couture Allure:

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