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Mrs. Obama goes cookout-casual in an $86 dress

July 25, 2011 at 5:32 PM ET

Jim Cole / AP /
First lady Michelle Obama wears an ASOS dress at the Joining Forces Cookout for National Guard and Reserve and Active Duty members and their families on Sunday, July 24.

The best thing about Mrs. O's ASOS frock isn't only that it's perfect for a summer barbecue -- it's that it's only $86. The First Lady stepped out in the checkered dress in Concord, NH, where she was supporting the troops and their families at the Joining Forces Cookout for National Guard and Reserve and Active Duty members.

Buy it here from the British brand, loved internationally for its cheap, cheerful goods. Mrs. Obama, as usual, styled the dress herself, adding a patent leather belt. We suggest you do the same.

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