Michelle Obama Paired a Denim Bustier Dress With Kate Middleton’s Go-To Casual Shoe

As if playing in the US Open weren’t stressful enough! Coco Gauff—who did end up winning her first match—had Michelle Obama watching her from the stands. And also her husband, who used to be the president.

Mrs. Obama spoke on the opening day of the tournament, marking 50 years since it became the first Grand Slam tourney to give men and women equal prize money. She then greeted Billie Jean King, the tennis legend and feminist icon who was instrumental in bringing about that equality.

Billie Jean King and former first lady Michelle Obama on the opening day 2023 US Open Tennis Tournament on August 28, 2023.

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Combining sporty with classic for a distinctly American look, Obama chose a strapless denim bustier dress (Oscar de la Renta, per W) and a black cropped cardigan, later accessorizing the outfit with novelty sunglasses. She finished the look with a pair of espadrille wedges, a favorite style of Kate Middleton.

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