Style-Delights: Style Inspiration - Michelle Obama, Sheath Dress And Toned Arms

May 1, 2012

Style Inspiration - Michelle Obama, Sheath Dress And Toned Arms

From Jackie O to Victoria Beckham, a fitted sheath has always been a wardrobe staple. But First Lady of The United States makes a sheath dress work like nobody else can. Even if you don't agree with her on political issues, you have to admire her initiatives and commitment to exercise! Her signature style of sleeveless sheaths inspired women all across America to get  Michelle Obama arms! Trainers devised special work out routines to get toned arms and strong shoulders and fitness blogs discussed in details what we need to do to get arms like the first Lady. Beauty and style aside, I want strong arms to lift heavy shopping bags my kid when she is too tired or just don't want to walk any more -and she does that almost every time we are in a subway station - something about the noise wants her to climb up in my arms! 
I have always been proud of my arms (even when I was told my arms are little too long! Really!) and try to incorporate arm work out in my exercise schedule as much as possible. Bicep curls, triceps dips, push-ups modified push-ups (lets face it, we all have used knees during push-ups one time or another!) and Pilate planks are my favorite arm workouts! And when you want to wear a sleeveless dress, toned arms really come in handy!



I have earned the right to bare arms!


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105 comments :

  1. great dress dear, you look very elegant!:) Kisses and have a nice day!

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  2. I LOVE this dress..it's gorgeous and you dear look marvelous!! A beauty!! xx

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  3. I really need to work on my arms again ;)Great dresses!
    xoxo
    Sabrina

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  4. I just admire your blog more than others coz your style is so wearable and you are looking georgeous lady...Great dress !!

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  5. you look fab! very classy
    http://uberchicmichi.blogspot.com/

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  6. I really like sheath dresses, one piece can make a put together outfit - love yours!

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  7. Just found your lovely blog and now suffering with "arm envy" ;-)

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  8. Brightness of the color of dress is doing wonders to the outfit! great outfit.

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  9. Hello elegant lady!!! Of course we can follow eachother !Follow now,please follow back! I'm glad I found your blog !!
    Urszula

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  10. Really nice pics!you have such a particular blog!we can def follow each other!!I do, I'm your newest follower, hope you'll follow me back ;)
    xo

    http://inexpensiveluxury.blogspot.it/

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  11. gorgeous outfit! the colours so fit u!

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  12. Jyoti, all I can say is stunning, stunning, STUNNING. The dress, the look, and the overall effect. *WOW* You too have inspired women {at least me }to be more serious about arm work-out. BTW, love reading your articles on NY Style Examiner. Keep up the good work.
    Happy Blogging.
    Amena.
    Fashionopolis By Amena
    Connect On Facebook

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  13. you clearly score oer the first lady..you look so awesome in this:)

    *LOVE*
    Elegance Stylized Blog❤
    Bloglovin

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  14. You look stunning and what a beautiful dress!

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  15. thanks, honey ;) sure we can do it, can you start?

    Liebe Grüße,
    Sandy von modewunder

    Ps: Do you want that i present your blog on my?
    Hast du vlt lust bei meiner Blogvorstellungs- Aktion mitzumachen?

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  16. omigoodness i agree with everyone, you look so fabulous. and that color compliments your skin color so well and you look so fit and I envy your arms also. i could definitely see michelle obama wearing an ensemble like this. eek i just really love this outfit on you

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  17. Nice post! Thanks for visiting my blog! I follow you now! ^_^
    Do you want to follow me too?

    http://missmakeupandco.blogspot.it/

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  18. This dress is so elegant and sophisticated. AMAZING!


     A Southern Drawl

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  19. Beautiful dress! It's so chic and classy

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  20. i love the dress, but let's talk about those amazing arms!

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  21. That dress is fantastic! Perfect for work and after-work events! Lovely color/print!

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  22. You're so right!! Actually i really am looking for strength and fitness because i like my weight but not my body. Thank you for the advices!
    Hope the same for you :)
    Oh and btw, could you translate the text i wrote on my blog? I didn't and i start thinking that the translator wasn't working correctly... is it?
    sorry for the my bad english :s

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  23. Beautiful!!!
    Yes, I'm a new follower :)

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  24. Another homerun :) Love the dress ..

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  25. A sheath dress is classic! Love it! And your arms *jealous*

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  26. great inspiration and gorgeous dress!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    sidesmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  27. Michelle Obama is a big style icon of mine, love this look and thank you for the sweet comment :)
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  28. You look lovely, so polished and firstlady-like!!! I sure am envious of your arms :-))

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  29. Your dress is amazing. Lovely color.

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  30. the dress is so nice. and yes, you got those amazingly toned arms

    -jean

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  31. love your dress, girl! You look gorgeous! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  32. beautiful dress and color... you look lovely and ofcourse you have great arms :)

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  33. thanks for the lovely comment! following! x

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  34. OMG your blog it's amazing... love it!
    Now following!
    xoxo Daisy

    http://mybeautylittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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  35. I want ur dress right now :)
    U luk sexy

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  36. I agree with FLOTUS both on style and on politics... And I very much agree with this choice of dress. Very bold, perfect shape.

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  37. Such an amazing dress! You look so beautiful! And thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog!
    Yes, I would love for us to follow each other! I've already started and look forward to you following back!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  38. Such a pretty and gorgeous dress. You look beautiful, Jyoti- so lady like, just like the First Lady herself!

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  39. What an incredible dress, I love the colours & the classic cut

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  40. adorable adorable dress! New Follower! Can't wait to catch up on your posts :)

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  41. Que vestido tan bonito, estás preciosa.
    Un besito.

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  42. You look fantabulous Jyoti!! I miss my toned arms :(

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.blogspot.com

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  43. I like your blog!! Following you already!! ;)
    You can follow me back! And you can follow me on instagram too! :D

    Kss from Spain!

    Elegancepratique.blogspot.com

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  44. I agree, Mrs. Obama has amazing style. :)
    I love your beautiful dress, that pattern is just stunning and really eye catching, and I really like the cute bow belt!

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  45. your blog is great and that dress is beautiful! Just saying thanks for following my blog and I'm not following you back!

    Kay.

    http://banini-beauty.blogspot.com

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  46. Lovely dress! Fits you like a glove!
    Thanks for dropping by and following you back from http://kotonahandmade.blogspot.com.au

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  47. very nice classy dress x i agree.looks very elegant and chic x

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  48. that sheath dress is in such an amazing print, and it looks wonderful on you! And you definitely have the toned arms to pull it off. I'm jealous, my arms are my weakest area! :P

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  49. wow that dress us gorgeous, i love that bold print! i cant believe it's from h&m

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  50. The dress is great, and you're very elegant !!!
    http://selenite.weebly.com

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  51. Love the color of your dress! Fabulous!

    - Che

    http://www.style-che.blogspot.com

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  52. Love the dress, pretty print, and I'm working on getting some toned arms but my big thing is my legs. Lovely style, I'm following you now.

    xo erica

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  53. I am following you under name Lilie Marlen,but I do not use any pic so I am last on your list :)

    http://liliemarlen.blogspot.com/

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  54. i'm alessia and i've a blog: fashionandlipstick.blogspot.it if u want follow me! :)
    i'm also on bloglovin and on fashiolista!
    kisses

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  55. It is hard to go wrong with a sheath dress. Your's looks amazing. I love the color and pattern.

    If you haven't entered our Giveaway for a personalized necklace please stop by and do so.

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  56. Hi Jyoti, great post! Thank you for commenting on my post. I've been subscribed to you for some time now :)

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  57. Luvv your dress:)You look so elegant & classy:)

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  58. Great look! Loving the pattern on that dress! So pretty!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  59. Thanks for the comment on my blogs, yours is so lovely =) I would love to see much of your post! I hope we could follow each other.

    Let me know once you followed me in google friend connect and I will follow right back.

    -xoxo-
    senyoritalakwachera.com

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  60. Love your dress, you look gorgeous!!! xoxo

    www.rockandfrock.com

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  61. Hey Dear,

    thank you for your sweet comment on my blog post. I am very happy about that...

    Honest…I am in love with your blog…I like your style…

    I hope you will come again to visit me.

    Denimtarian.blogspot.com
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  62. beautiful pictures!
    and sure you do have toned strong arms~
    www.candyvioleta.blogspot.in

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  63. That sheath dress is beautiful!

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  64. You're tones arms look so great ! Love the dress - so chic Jyoti :)

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  65. I really like your blog dear!
    Keep posting!
    XO

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  66. Amazing style!!!Great blog!!!
    If you want, check out my blog

    http://thescentofglamour.blogspot.com/

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  67. Love the dress, you look so classy!!
    I´m your new follower :)
    xx

    http://undisclozetdesires.blogspot.pt

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  68. Loving your outfit, you're so sophisticated in this dress!

    I'm your new follower, waiting for you to return the follow. C:

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  69. Im love this style sophisticated, classy, and smart sexy! I found you through blog hop, would you like to follow each other? :)
    http://yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

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  70. such a great classic look! love the pink, and you look GORGEOUS! Hugs form California! xx,
    The Golden Girls

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  71. Love that dress!
    Cant wait to see u on my blog!
    www.faashiongeek.blogspot.com

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  72. Looking elegant and adventurous! Definitely traits of the First Lady! You look lovely

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  73. The dress looks perfect on you! You look amazing! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  74. LOVE this dress sososo much! You sophisticated lady, you!
    Been looking for a similar one for so long!

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  75. beautiful dress beautiful you! :)
    new post on my blog
    xx
    www.fshn4us.blogspot.in

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  76. The print of the dress is lovely and it looks so amazing on you. Also, can we trade arms? Haha :)

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  77. hi dear, found you through blog hop and loved it.. follwed you.. plz do ckeck out mine if you like at

    http://indianbeautyforever.com
    take care..

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  78. That dress is LOVELY. I'm in love with the print :) It isn't a recent purchase, right? I was recently at H&M and don't recall seeing anything in that fam. of colors...

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    1. Thank you! Yes, you are right, it is not the recent purchase. I got it in 2009! They have paisley dresses now, but not in this color!

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    2. Thanks for your reply :)
      And I am sad to confirm it isn't recent. Too bad.

      You look great. I'm still loving this dress and it is paired nicely with that necklace. I have a black-bold necklace similar that I have not used and this gave me an idea ;)

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  79. You look very good in this dress!! I just found out your blog..Really nice!!

    Ruby
    www.plusgafshionblog.com

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  80. Thank you for your comment on my blog!

    I have just arrived! I have been in NY this days!!!!

    xoxo

    Eva
    Madamemademoiselle

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  81. Love the dress and the choice of shoes - really beautiful.

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  82. Hi :D
    Your look is absolutely amazing! it's so chic and elegant!! this colour fits you so good :)
    thank you for following me, of course i'm following back!! :D
    have a great day :D
    Val

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  83. ICY nominated you for the versatile blogger award. You can read the nomination on my blog here:

    http://icycrystalgalleria.blogspot.ca/2012/05/versatile-blogger-award-nomination-week.html

    Congrats dear!

    xoxo,

    http://icycrystalgalleria.blogspot.ca/

    Cindy

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  84. I love the dress---I'm doing planks as part of my work out now to get the arms ready for summer tanks.


    Thanks for poping by my blog...I'm now following you =) Like the style for less!!!

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  85. Oh my lord, you look gorgeous O.o
    I WISH I HAD TONED ARMS LIKE YOU!!
    if you added big sunglasses then i could see you wearing this nearly anywhere - in some kind of jackie onassis inspired do :)

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  86. I love this dress! Im following your blog now as well! I love your style :)

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  87. You look absolutely stunning!!!! Wow!

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  88. Beautiful ♥

    http://fantasyfashioned.blogspot.de

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  89. You are looking Very Very Stylish -that is all I need to tell You !
    have a nice day !

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  90. Wow Jyoti you have totally rocked this outfit..you look amazing in this dress ♥

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  91. Gorgeous dress and thanks for the comments sweetie - following you now xoxo
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  92. Gorgeous dress! A perfect fit and a gorgeous, rich color.

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  93. That is one hell of a dress, and you look amazing in it. :)

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