Though the attention at dinner should have been on President Barack Obama and the international economic agenda that was the heart of the Hawaiian summit, First Lady Michelle Obama stole the spotlight with a gorgeous off-the-shoulder dress.
The knee-length dress paired pink and grey together, continuing Michelle's tendency to combine varying palettes to her advantage.
Dressing to match her surroundings, Mrs Obama enjoyed the warm Hawaiian weather and chose a dress that was essentially strapless, given that the one sleeve fell off her shoulder and was purely decorative.
Hosts: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle hosted leaders of 21 member nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii
All smiles: President Obama (far right) and Michelle (left center) greet Chinese President Hu Jintao (center right) and his wife Liu Yongging (far left) at the APEC summit dinner Saturday
The light pink complemented her skin tone and the cut of the dress served as the perfect showcase for her enviable arms.
She paired the dress with dangling earrings and a unique chunky jewel bracelet, opting to go without a necklace and keep her neckline and collarbone bare. The dress had a bedazzled belt separating the two grey tones, keeping with the somewhat geometric proportions of the outfit.
Jewelled touches: Her opal-looking bracelet and matching earrings and ring were nice touches to the outfit, seen here as she and the President greet Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Day and night: First Lady Michelle Obama sticks to similar styles for her night and day dresses
The First Lady and Mr Obama played host to leaders of 21 member nations of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, and it was the first time since 1993 that the United States has hosted the annual dinner.
This year's conference was held in the president's home state of Hawaii and Saturday's dinner was held at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu.
After Veteran's Day on Friday, it was only fitting that the hotel is owned by the U.S. Department of Defence and is only open to members of the active military or reservists.
Venue: The summit was held at the Hale Koa Hotel right on the famed Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii
Earlier in the day, the first lady did her cultural due diligence and paid a visit to MAiO organic farms, located in the largest native Hawaiian community in the world.
An advocate of healthy eating and exercise, it is no surprise that she wanted to lend her support to the farm which has extensive community service and youth participation.
Scenic: The Obamas often visit Hawaii because the President was born and raised in the island state
Hang loose: Michelle visited MAiO Organic Farms and uses the local Shaka symbol, meant as a welcoming greeting
Showing that she was at home with the locals, Mrs Obama flashed the traditional Hawaiian hand gesture called the shaka sign, a common welcoming gesture meaning 'hang loose' or 'aloha'.
On that visit, she wore a simple black sheath dress with bangle bracelets and flats.
Light hearted: The first lady clearly enjoyed talking to the young Hawaiians at the organic farm
The Obamas will be in Hawaii until Tuesday before heading abroad to Australia and Indonesia as a continuation of his efforts to expand American economic presence in the region.
Later this month, Mrs Obama will be taking her wardrobe to new speeds when she and the Second Lady Jill
Biden tell the gentlemen to start their engines at a NASCAR race in Miami on November 20.
While its unlikely that her knee length dresses and statement jewellery may well be replaced by a leather jacket and jean cutoffs, she will definitely have to adapt her prim style to get into the spirit of the race!