Michelle Obama Christmas tree
photo: White House

Michelle Obama knows fashion. 

From her elegant white dress for the cover of Vogue to the sparkling gold chain mail ballgown she wore for her final state dinner, our beloved FLOTUS completely owns each and every look with confidence and class.

Michelle is easily one of the best-dressed humans to ever step foot in the White House, but she really turns up the heat during the cold winter months. Michelle's holiday attire is never short of amazing, and following her style over the past eight years has, truthfully, been a gift to us.

(Thanks, Santa!)

Here are 11 of Michelle Obama's best holiday looks over the years.


For Christmas 2009 — the Obamas' first Christmas in the White House — Michelle opted for a long, bright purple gown.

Michelle Obama Christmas
photo: White House

Check out how sharp (and young!) our "new" President and First Lady look.


The following year, Michelle kept her slicked-back hairdo but swapped out her purple gown for this elegant number.

Michelle Obama Christmas 2010
photo: CPE

2010 was clearly a good year for Mrs. Obama.


The FLOTUS arrived in this blue dazzler in 2011 for the Hanukkah reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House.

Michelle Obama holiday looks
photo: Getty

She *dazzled* for eight days and eight nights.


Michelle spoke onstage at the 2012 TNT "Christmas in Washington" special wearing a short dress with a funky gold belt.

Michelle Obama Christmas 2012
photo: Getty

For the 2013 Christmas special, FLOTUS sparkled like a snowflake in this white embroidered J. Mendel ensemble.

Michelle Obama Christmas 2013
photo: Getty

Let those slay bells ring!


Michelle stunned in this off-the-shoulder green Marchesa gown at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Gala.

Michelle Obama holiday looks
photo: Getty

Serious #GownGoals.


She looked sleek in this black-and-gold dress for the 2014 "Christmas in Washington" special.

Michelle Obama Christmas looks
photo: WireImage

But can we take a moment to also check out Malia and Sasha's outfits? Those adorable velvet mini dresses — yes, please! These sisters are definitely taking style notes from Mom.


Michelle's icy gown for the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Gala was absolutely incredible.

Michelle Obama holiday looks
photo: Getty

The Obamas showed up for the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Gala still hand-in-hand, but this time Michelle wore a black and deep-blue ballgown.

Michelle Obama Christmas dress 2015
photo: AP

Different dress, same level of slay.


Michelle wore this festive dress to unveil the 2016 White House holiday decorations. This fun look officially marks the end to an era.

Michelle Obama holiday look 2016
photo: Getty

*Tears up*


We will miss your holiday slayage, Michelle!

Obamas on Christmas
photo: Twitter/@MelleKouesm

Thank you for nearly a decade of wonderful winter gowns.