Long before Jackie O. popularized the pillbox hat, Mamie Eisenhower had a shade of pink named for her. And before Michelle Obama caused a stir by showing off her bare arms, Francis Folsom Cleveland ruffled the feathers of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in the late 1880s with her shoulder-bearing dresses.
This Independence Day, we’re paying homage to 11 former first ladies who are also style icons. Check out our picks below:
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misstated the dates of Mary Todd Lincoln’s time as first lady. She held the title from 1861 to 1865. Language has also been amended to clarify that Nancy Reagan sang the satirical song “Second Hand Clothes” to the tune of another song, “Second Hand Rose.”