Michelle Obama Stuns in Tracy Reese Dress During DNC Speech

09/05/2012 at 09:15 AM ET

Michelle Obama Dress DNC
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You may not be a fan of her politics, but it’s likely that if you watched the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, you were a fan of Michelle Obama‘s elegant ensemble.

The First Lady stunned during her evening address, taking the stage in Charlotte, NC, in a pink and blue brocade Tracy Reese dress.

“Thanks everyone for sharing this amazing moment,” Reese Tweeted Tuesday night after news broke. “We are all so grateful and honored to have dressed Mrs. Obama for such a momentous speech!!”

Obama finished her look with complementary “Everly” suede J.Crew pumps (in rhubarb, $245), delicate Kimberly McDonald earrings, her signature side-parted hairstyle and subtle blue nail polish that set the Twitterverse abuzz. (UPDATE: A source on the First Lady’s team tells PEOPLE the hue was Artistic’s Colour Gloss gel in “Vogue”; she also says the White House was “flooded with requests” for the polish info after Obama’s speech.)

The First Lady has been a big proponent of American designers throughout her four years in the White House, and is particularly fond of Reese, choosing her designs for an international trip in 2011, a 2009 PEOPLE cover and a 2012 Ebony cover, among other occasions.

Though politics have certainly taken center stage during the Democratic and Republication conventions, fashion has found its way into the spotlight; last week, critics lauded Ann Romney’s cherry-red Oscar de la Renta dress, selected for her speech, and the $169 Talbots shift that Paul Ryan’s wife, Janna, wore during her husband’s address.

–Kate Hogan

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JA on

Where is the write-up on Ann Romney’s dress? Ya know, because PEOPLE is non-biased and all…

lynn on

Cover the arms!!!

Angie on

Lovely dress, talented designer. Just a poor choice for this event.

Jen on

Gorgeous! Modern with a vintage flair that really suited her figure. I am a fashion stylist and I think this dress was a lovely choice. Her hair and make-up were also beautiful. She spoke with humility and conviction and came across as genuine which I do believe she is. Ann Romney looked fine last week but it was a basic red shift. And for $1900 it was nothing particularly special . Who says a First Lady needs to look like a ‘First Lady’? History shows that what typically comes to mind is clothing that leans rather dowdy and Grandma-like (no disrespect to all the Grandma’s out there)

Debi on

“stunned”???!! Really?! You people at this magazine really need to learn the meaning of adjectives before you use them. Obama did not “stun” anyone. She looked pretty…but that’s it. She is not stunning by any stretch of that term, or classy as stated by Abbie. She is also a liar just like her husband and as fake as they come.

Just a Thought on

Oh for Heaven’s sake. It’s a sun dress People.

LISA on

i’m disappointed not stunned.

Just My Opinion on

I love her dress!

JB on

Looked very red on TV. It was a nice dress, but I wouldn’t say stunning.

Just My Opinion on

@ Patti—Our Fist Lady has a Law Degree from Harvard! How much more professional can you get? Please respond.

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