Michelle Obama never misses (and we’re not just talking tennis). On Aug. 28, the former first lady and author attended the first day of the 2023 US Open in a full denim Oscar de la Renta midi dress. She watched the game with her husband, former President Barack Obama, giving a better look at the dress’s sweetheart neckline and classic black cardigan she wore on top.
The sleeveless A-line design featured medium-wash denim, a pleated skirt, and a carefully structured bodice with visible stitching. Obama accessorized with black espadrille Chloé wedges, silver hoop earrings, and a black beaded bracelet. She styled her hair in a high ponytail. After watching Coco Gauff’s first round win, she delivered a speech to honor Billie Jean King and commemorate 50 years of equal prize money for female tennis players, and she looked good while doing it.
“When our rights hang in the balance, we all have a choice to make—we can’t wait around for someone to fight our battles for us,” Obama wrote on Instagram, posing alongside the tennis legend and equal pay advocate. “We have to make our own stand, and that’s how we’re going to level the court even further.” Obama previously showed off her love of denim with an iconic jean jumpsuit on “The Tonight Show” in April, and again with a denim printed button-up on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” in 2021. Read on to see how she brought her signature first lady fashion (and denim of choice) to the US Open.