Michelle Obama arrived on her first official trip to Europe in classic US style, thanks to Thakoon and Jason Wu, two of the First Lady's fashion favorites.

On Tuesday, she stepped onto Air Force One — seen at right — wearing a classy ivory tulle tweed custom-made Thakoon coat, according to WWD.

A few hours later, she stepped off the plane in London wearing Jason Wu's chartreuse silk crepe short sleeve sheath dress with shawl collar.

The brightly colored dress — below, at left — looked strangely reminiscent to Michelle's disastrous Narciso Rodriguez red and black election night frock, due to the black belt and sweater business.

Is it just us or does she look like she's wearing a bumble bee costume?


According to WWD, the bible of the fashion world, Wu is — like it or not  — fast becoming the fashion go-to guy for the First Lady.

In addition to his off-the-shoulder white dress for the inaugural

balls, she also wore one of Wu's dresses while giving a tour of the

White House kitchen before the Governors' Dinner.

President Barack Obama and Michelle are in London for a G-20 meeting. Update: The First Lady wore a J. Crew embellished champagne sweater and a pale green textured skirt to meet the Prime Minister and his wife. J. Crew must be loving this publicity!

The President and Michelle are also expected to meet with Queen Elizabeth.

We can't wait to see if she does a sleeveless to meet the Queen, as is now her trademark.

Should she?

What do you think? Suggestions, anyone? Long sleeve, elbow length or bare arms?

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Photo: The First Family leaves the US, then arrives in London. Credit: Associated Press

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead