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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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Yadayadayada on

Really, People get a new word. You constantly use the words “srun” and “stunned” and “stunning”. She looked nice, but not stunning by any stretch of the imagination.

mrsodell on

She was stunning. God bless the Obamas!

zxtry on

You can bet she didn’t pay for it.

Sofia on

Patti you are an ignorant idiot!!

Kathy Ann Holbrook on

Am sick to death of her armpits….have always been a supporter of Mrs. Obama’s stylish fashions but this was just inappropriate for the First Lady at the DNC. We all know she has great arms but she looks like she is hailing a cab on an extremely warm day. She should have had on one of her shoulder covering shrugs that she is so fond of since we know she is not a lady who wears dress suits. Her clothing choice indicates to me that she is more concerned about showing off her well toned arms than she is about her husband’s re-election bid and the DNC.

The Visitor on

The level of incivility in this the so-called greatest country in the world is what will keep this same country BEHIND…smh. Side note Dude-Bill Clinton left office with a surplus.

sistervative on

Unfortunately, the ignorance in some of these comments is not surprising. If you don’t know what class is, don’t make comments about it. For starters, class isn’t personally attacking another poster because you disagree with his/her opinions. Here’s the deal folks, if you’re reading the comments, don’t naively think they’ll all going to be what you believe.

guest on

Beautiful first lady, very classy and elegant!

ker on

The dress was $300 – $400 (Estimated based on the cost of other dresses by the same designer – this isn’t in stores yet) since so many people are commenting about it.

Ann Romney’s Red Dress was Oscar de la Renta – Estimated at $2500.

Both women are married to Millionaires – you don’t expect them to wear potato sacks. And both have expensive clothing.

mel on

So how much did that dress cost us taxpayers?

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