The First Lady sports a J Crew bridal belt at the Inauguration

Michelle Obama wears J. Crew belt with her custom made Thom Browne coat

WRITTEN BY: Iesha Pompey
J. Crew, a more affordable line, steals the attention from Thom Browne's wonderfully made custom coat. Both were worn by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Image Source: Epicharmus via Flickr
J. Crew, a more affordable line, steals the attention from Thom Browne's wonderfully made custom coat. Both were worn by First Lady Michelle Obama.

J. Crew is selling like hot cakes! They’re probably selling faster than hot cakes actually, considering we’re still in the first month of the year and a third of the weight loss resolutions are still going strong. The First Lady of the United States, or FLOTUS as we’ve grown to know her on Twitter, wore a bejeweled J. Crew belt over the waist of her custom made Thom Browne coat at the inauguration yesterday.

The belt, part of J. Crew’s bridal collection, is reportedly sold out as of this morning. Malia also sported J. Crew yesterday. Her $325 “Double-cloth lady day coat” in “fresh plum” is now only available in a size 0. Other colors like “retro jade” and “authentic red” go up to a size 10 and “antique white” goes up to a size 16. Jeanna Lyons, president and creative director of J. Crew, had no idea the first family would wear J. Crew accessories for the Inauguration. But she, along with the rest of the world, knows the first lady is a fan of J. Crew.

Before President Obama was elected in 2008, Michelle Obama told Jay Leno that she likes to browse J. Crew’s website for good finds. The First Lady wore a pair of leather olive J. Crew gloves at the first inauguration. This year, it’s all about the bejeweled bridal belt that made the perfect accessory for her custom made coat and new bangs.

Kudos to all the brides who saw the beauty in this presidential bling before yesterday. You are now officially among America’s most stylish women, for the next four years!

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