Fashion Face Off: Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron

During a recent official visit, the fashion-forward women each chose bold looks from design talent in their respective nations.

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Samantha Cameron and Michelle Obama in matching blues at the State Dinner.
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Michelle Obama may be the first lady of fashion, but Samantha Cameron (wife of Prime Minister David Cameron) gave her a run for her title by favoring all-British designers during an official visit to the U.S. this week. For the welcoming ceremony, Obama sported a smart, powder-blue Zac Posen suit with a structured jacket and metallic heels, while Cameron donned a fun, color-block look by U.K. designer Roksanda Ilinicic, paired with navy suede pumps.
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Both Obama and Cameron favored bright, spring ready looks for a visit to the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. Obama layered L'Wren Scott's embellished yellow cardigan and ruffle-neck shirt with breezy, wide-leg trousers finished with a faint pin-striped detail. Cameron tried a more modern look: a belted fuschia Roksanda Ilincic blouse and clean black trousers by Joseph. Despite the sporty setting, both women opted for heels.
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Both Obama and Cameron reached for regal blue tones at last night's State Dinner, the former in an elegant off-the-shoulder gown by Marchesa (whose head designer, Georgina Chapman, was also in attendance) topped off with a glitzy Tom Binns necklace. While Cameron seemed to favor simple, modern looks throughout the week, her mixed-lace Alessandra Rich gown felt more conservative by comparison (particularly with the frothy silk bow at the neck).
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