All the trimmings on Michelle Obama’s fancy-shmancy Dundas blazer — those emerald beads! That luxe, satin sash! — are certainly enough to distract you from the cut of her trousers. But we wouldn’t let that happen, not when the silhouette is quickly becoming one of the most covetable workwear staples of 2019. That tiny slit at the ankle elongates the legs and also draws attention to your pumps, even if they’re simple and classic, like Michelle’s patent pair.
It’s a modern take on a tailored tuxedo, and it’s even a touch more casual if you want to team these pants with a white t-shirt for date night. Michelle wore the full designer co-ord set while onstage with Phoebe Robinson to promote Becoming in Norway. She jazzed it up with diamond rings and a turquoise manicure, looking every bit the professional with an eye for fashion. Ahead, get an all-angles view, then shop similar slacks for the office, the red carpet, your next wedding, or anywhere else, really.