Samantha Cameron In Roksanda Ilincic & Michelle Obama In Zac Posen – White House Official Welcoming Ceremony

David and Samantha Cameron are currently in the US on a three-day visit, so of course they caught up with the Obamas.

It’s always a magic moment for me when Samantha Cameron and Michelle Obama meet as they dress to impress without trying to upstage each other.

Earlier today at the official welcoming ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, both ladies wore looks from their respective countries.

Samantha wore a Roksanda Ilincic tri-colour half-sleeve dress with an Emilia Wickstead navy belt and LK Bennett blue suede pumps.

Michelle complemented the PM’s wife by wearing a Zac Posen light-blue dress with a matching jacket for the occasion.

I love her silver pumps, they remind me of a pair I have been eyeing up in Zara.

Both women look amazing, but without bias, I’m going to give this fashion face-off to Sam Cam.

Her look feels fresher and less ‘ladies-who-lunch’ in comparison to Mrs O.

Whose look do you prefer?

Samantha’s Roksanda Ilincic dress is available to purchase from Browns Fashion.

Credit: PA

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27 Responses to Samantha Cameron In Roksanda Ilincic & Michelle Obama In Zac Posen – White House Official Welcoming Ceremony

  1. Amy March 17, 2012 at 22:34 #

    SamCam has an amzing style. That woman is always chic. I love the color so she wins here but Mrs O isn’t bad .

  2. EmmaWoodhouse March 16, 2012 at 15:25 #

    Samantha wins for me as Mrs. Obama’s suit looks too snug. Samantha looks chic and cool!

  3. beta March 15, 2012 at 18:14 #

    I am a HUGE fan of Michelle Obama’s style and this is no exception. She wears the hell out of every outfit!! 😀
    Samantha looks great and I love she’s a bit daring fashion-wise (in the politics area).
    I still prefer Michelle because I love a well cut suit 🙂

  4. manja March 15, 2012 at 09:12 #

    I just realised I don’t like any of Roksanda Ilincic designes,always look unfinised to me.So MO gets my vote.

  5. Thu March 15, 2012 at 07:13 #

    Sam Cameromn always looks amazing. Stylish, yet appropriate.
    I prefer her style over Catherine the Duchess too.

  6. kiwi March 15, 2012 at 04:14 #

    Sam Cam looks lovely.. love the colour of MO’s dress but is a bit safe

  7. Rebecca Z March 15, 2012 at 02:04 #

    Both look just great

  8. Ginger March 15, 2012 at 01:58 #

    I would be thrilled to be as stylish and polished as either. lady! Both are wearing enviable outfits

  9. mol March 15, 2012 at 00:42 #

    I love Samantha’s dress best.

  10. Rory March 15, 2012 at 00:31 #

    Honestly, it’s a draw. Both equally lovely.

  11. Sophie March 14, 2012 at 23:57 #

    Mrs O’s suit is more formal then Sam Cam’s dress but both women look great – their colours work well together – I wonder if the consulted with each other prior to getting ready…

  12. Ella March 14, 2012 at 22:38 #

    I would have expected Michelle to be in Sam Cam’s dress =) So, obviously, I give it to the visiting Samantha!

  13. Jeremy March 14, 2012 at 22:00 #

    I love Michelle Obama’s style not because of the designers’ name she wore. But she wears such clothes with great confidence, relaxation while still maintains an attitude of a First Lady. Even Cindy McCain’d wore Prada, I wouldn’t have loved it as much as I love this.

  14. Marybeth March 14, 2012 at 21:53 #

    I’m going to call this a draw.
    Yes, I much prefer Mrs. Cameron’s dress, but I’ll give Mrs. O. some extra points for propriety. As hostess, she shouldn’t be too flashy or attention-grabbing. Let the guest be the one to shine.
    So I’ll give both ladies high marks!

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  15. couturecoco March 14, 2012 at 21:35 #

    I like both looks and they chose well for themselves. However, as it is a formal occasion, I feel Sam’s outfit is just a tad too casual and too trendy – I know, can’t believe I said that – so I must give credit to MO for her beautifully fitted dress and jacket with gorgeous details and cut. I am loving the slightly longer length skirt on her as my pet peeve used to be the shorter length she usually wears.

  16. Loulou March 14, 2012 at 21:23 #

    They really do compliment each other really well.Samantha Cameron has really stood out to
    Me since the royal wedding for as for me she was best dressed there and has continued to impress.

  17. jane March 14, 2012 at 20:32 #

    Love the blue color blocking on the dress and the belt is a nice touch.

  18. Paul McLauchlan March 14, 2012 at 20:08 #

    Both women look great, but SamCam’s gorgeous use of colour wins for me over Michelle’s beautiful futuristic choice.

  19. bm March 14, 2012 at 19:46 #

    I’ll give this to Samantha Cameron too. The dress are really eye-popping. I just like Michelle’s dress.

  20. Leah March 14, 2012 at 19:34 #

    Michelle O is giving me ‘Sunday at church’ with this look. Much prefer Samantha C’s dress

  21. Rachel March 14, 2012 at 19:27 #

    I’m with you, FC – as much as I love Michelle (truly!), she usually wears much less “dowdy” looks. Of course, dowdy for Mrs. O is still a huge step up from what we used to expect from our first ladies (and not just in terms of fashion…)! We’re lucky to have such a smart, thoughtful, independent woman in that role.

    • Fashion Critic March 14, 2012 at 19:30 #

      ditto at your last sentiment

  22. tiffany nicole March 14, 2012 at 19:19 #

    I think you’re right fc. both look great, but Sam Cam’s (as you say) look has more individual style.

  23. dee March 14, 2012 at 18:55 #

    They both look really nice. I like The first lady’s outfit better.

    • AW March 15, 2012 at 13:15 #

      I do too. American First Lady’s (especially Mrs. Obama) are held to a stricter standard for official events so I understand why she went the conservative route. It’s a beautiful suit.

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