The Best Inaugural Gowns Worn By First Ladies

From Michelle Obama To Jackie O., A Look Back At The Best Inaugural Ball Gowns

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We’re just a few weeks away from the President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. For his first Inaugural Ball, we expected great things from his fashionable wife, First Lady Michelle Obama ,and she has most definitely held up her end of the bargain. In 2009, she wore a stunning white one-shoulder dress by Jason Wu, and we are all waiting with anticipation to see what she will wear to the ball this year. From Michelle Obama to Jackie Onassis, the first ladies throughout history have worn beautiful evening gowns to their husband’s big night.

Click through to take a look back at inaugural ball gowns past.


Michelle Obama

US President Barack Obama and First Lady


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Laura Bush

Freedom Ball


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Laura Bush

Presidnet Bush and First Lady Attend Inaugural Balls


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Hilary Clinton

Clintons Celebrate At Inaugural Balls


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Hilary Clinton

Bill Clinton Dances At Inaugural Ball


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Barbara Bush

George H. W. Bush


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Nancy Reagan

Ronald Reagan And Nancy Reagan


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Rosalynn Carter





Pat Nixon

Dwight And Mamie Eisenhower And Richard And Pat Nixon


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Lady Bird Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson [& Wife]


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Jackie Kennedy

Kennedys Attend Inaugural Event


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