If you've been lying awake nights wondering what Michelle will wear for the balls on Inauguration Day, here are 42 possible answers, courtesy of WWD. (This one is by Monique Lhuillier, from the WWD slideshow.) Well, actually, the most likely designers apparently chose not to submit a drawing to WWD (Maria Pinto, Thakoon, etc.) but these drawings are fun to see. There's also a set of drawings of outfits for Malia and Sasha.
I'm hoping Michelle goes for something simple and in a color that complements her own coloring, and in general for her I think that means bright, slightly warm jewel tones, like the turquoise she wore for her DNC speech or the coral she wore for her White House visit. Someone suggested at one point a gold dress and that would be fabulous. And some of these drawings have either one bare shoulder or are strapless altogether, and I think that would look just gorgeous. I also hope she goes for high drama with pulled-back hair and maybe some big earrings.
And as for the day dress, for the Inauguration itself, let's see her in heels! And not of the kitten variety — someone needs to swoop in and rid her of all those dreadful kitten heels. Meow.