A flowery tribute to the First Lady's chic style. Photo courtesy of Elie Tahari.

It's not the fact that Michelle Obama continues to inspire fashion designers and shoppers alike that's surprising. It's that unlike preceding First Ladies, her style choices are extremely wearable, from brands we can actually pronounce, maybe afford, and at the very least, find in stores.

The accessibility of her modern style is so refreshing, though it continues to upset some high-end designers she isn't opting to wear.

But leave it to someone who knows a thing or two about designing for the modern-day woman, Elie Tahari, to design this aptly named "Michelle" dress (right).

The painterly fall frock will retail for $598 in July at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdale's, as well as in Elie Tahari Collection Boutiques. A $498 solid plum version will follow in October.

Note the one-shoulder silhouette (need we mention her Inaugural gown?) in honor of Michelle's amazing arms, which Tahari talked about today on CNN's "American Morning." He raved, "I noticed when I saw her that she wears bare shoulders and she had great arms."

Tahari summed things up perfectly, "She has a great style, and what's great about her is she is dressing like everybody else can dress." Amen to that!