Cool in a cardigan, Mrs Obama

Michelle Obama has certainly raised the First Lady fashion stakes in London this week with her effortless elegance and unique, often quirky, style.

For the 'first wives club' visit to the Royal Opera House and on a later visit to a  girls' school in London, Mrs Obama wore a fab teal dress by Jason Wu topped with an unusual but stunning asymmetrical cardigan by designer Junya Watanabe, which caused something of a stir among cardigan lovers and haters alike!

Indeed she has worked the cool cardigan look all week , sporting a sparkly cream number by J Crew over a mint green pencil skirt for a visit to Downing Street and, for meeting the queen, a black  cardigan (reputedly by Azzedine Alaia) over a sophisticated Isabel Toledo dress with white bodice and black skirt.

As our regular visitors will know, we are big fans of the humble cardigan and are glad to see Mrs O raise its profile so stylishly. Only the other week we were in full cardi praising flow on our Frockery Talk update, and we have a wide selection  in  stock in all colours, shapes and sizes.

Like Michelle  we love the cardigan, not only for its its versatility but for its comfort and practicality. Cardigans are now cool, it's official!