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: