Everyone always talks about Michelle Obama being this generation’s Jackie O. Yes, JFK’s wife wore multi-strand pearl necklaces but when I see Mrs. O using her double strand of pearls to create different looks I think of Princess Diana. The royal beauty had just about every type of pearl necklace imaginable and wore them all around the world: a choker in Australia, jeweled in the United States, a classic single strand in Canada, twisted in Italy, gray in Japan and all of the above in England. After her scandalous divorce, the Princess of Wales stopped dressing matchy-matchy and displayed a fashion confidence very similar to Michelle Obama’s. Like our first lady, Lady Di also showed she had the “right to bare arms.” Above, you can see her wearing an oversized pearl necklace with a sleeveless sheath. Sound familiar?
(1) April 2: Junya Watanabe cardigan, Jason Wu dress, Jimmy Choo pumps for a meeting at the Royal Opera House (2) February 27: Michael Kors for her official White House portrait (3) April 13: Peter Soronen dress at St. John’s Episcopal Church for Easter (4) April 1: J. Crew skirt and cardigan to visit Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in London (5) April 1: Isabel Toledo dress and Azzedine Alaia cardigan to meet Queen Elizabeth II (6) March 31: Thakoon coat and Michael Kors dress to leave for G20 Summit
Photo credit: Getty Images, AP Photo, Joyce Boghosian/The White House, DianasJewels.net