PHOTOS: First Lady Inauguration Style Through The Years

First Lady Michelle Obama in Thom Browne. (Getty)

WASHINGTON (JCHAYWARD.COM) — Thousands witnessed history on the National Mall as President Barack Obama took his second oath of office at the 57th Inauguration on Monday.

Inaugurations for years have become not only a historic day for the President, but also for the first lady and her signature Inauguration style.

First lady Michelle Obama wore a navy silk jacquard coat and dress on Monday that was based off a men’s necktie fabric by US-American designer, Thom Browne. She also wore a $265 bedazzled belt and purple leather gloves by JCrew,  both of which sold out soon after Mrs. Obama donned them. This just shows that Mrs. Obama is a one woman stimulus package for designers.

Michelle Obama’s choice to wear Jason Wu’s gown for the second time was a bit of a shock, but her choice of outfits for both the swearing in and the Inauguration ball shows she is dedicated to shining the light on American designers and high quality fashion at a great price. Jason Wu has recently been known to design a cheaper line as well as a high fashion line.

At the end of the Inaugural festivities, all the first lady outfits from the past and present go to the National Archives for the public to see.

See first lady Michelle Obama’s Inauguration style compared to former first ladies, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. In the past, the designer of the first lady’s attire didn’t receive as much attention as he or she does now.

Who do you think wore it best?