• GO RETRO photo | Michelle Obama

Credit: Ramey

Published: Thursday August 23, 2012 06:00 AM EDT



There's a reason this silhouette, with its fitted bodice and voluminous skirt, is perennially popular: It flatters all figures and disguises problems of the thigh and butt variety. Michelle Obama's Asos number has a classic pattern that looks great with a contrasting belt, and allows her to show off her unbelievable arms while skimming her waist and hips.