11 Times First Ladies Wore Inexpensive Clothes

In the past, high-fashion and custom looks were exclusively worn by first ladies. This was because their husbands and they themselves held esteemed positions in society. Prominent examples are Jackie Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt. However, a shift has occurred, and first ladies now serve as admirable examples for investing in budget-friendly fashion. The following list features all the first ladies who opt for the same affordable fashion brands as regular people like us.

Barbara Bush's fake pearls

It may not be expected, but in 1989, at George H.W. Bush's inaugural ball, fake pearls were worn along with a pair of shoes priced at only $29. Multiple photographs were taken of this individual wearing the counterfeit pearl necklace, and to this day, the pearls crafted by Kenneth Jay Lane (specifically for Barbara) can still be found with a price tag of only $150.