Who Wore Carolina Herrera Better…Michelle Obama or Crystal Reed?

Who Wore Carolina Herrera Better Michelle Obama or Crystal Reed

Michelle Obama wore a Carolina Herrera navy-and-silver wave-pattern dress featuring bow accents and a square neckline from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection for the dinner hosted by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel back in June.

She styled the look with kitten heels – naturally – and a pair of drop earrings which perfectly complemented the dress.

Crystal Reed – who has had several memorable Carolina Herrera moments – wore the same dress to the BAFTA LA TV Tea Party last month.

She kept her styling just as simple, opting for stud earrings.

You may remember that I thought this dress was a tad too twee for the First Lady. I much prefer this dress on the ‘Teen Wolf’ actress as it suits her sweet girlie-girl style.


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9 Responses to Who Wore Carolina Herrera Better…Michelle Obama or Crystal Reed?

  1. Yeliz October 18, 2013 at 09:21 #

    Both looked great, but I kinda like the fit more on Michelle Obama so she wins for me.

  2. Mandy October 18, 2013 at 09:42 #

    I’m actually in a bit of a conundrum; i find this look a touch too twee on Michelle but also a bit aging on Crystal. Michelle wins because her fit is much more flattering.

    • CreoleLady October 18, 2013 at 13:07 #

      +1, I ended up going with the FLOTUS as well but had the same conundrum. Also loved Mrs Obama’s hair and earrings.

    • Leti October 18, 2013 at 13:17 #

      +1 The proportions are off on Crystal, and it seems overwhelming on her. I only wish Michelle had worn it without the bows.

      • KatieKate October 19, 2013 at 20:14 #

        I agree completely, though I ended up voting for Crystal.

  3. mrs. a October 18, 2013 at 10:20 #

    I prefer Crystal Reed’s. Michelle Obama’s looks too tight and too cutesy. I also like the length better on Crystal Reed.

  4. dee October 18, 2013 at 13:14 #


  5. Moxie October 18, 2013 at 17:42 #

    I prefer it on the FLOTUS. It seems to fit her better. The dress looks like it is wearing Crystal, not the other way around.

  6. EmmaWoodhouse October 22, 2013 at 20:51 #

    Crystal, though I loved Michelle’s earrings. The dress was too twee for her but is gorgeous on Crystal.

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