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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Mimi on

The First Lady looks very elegant. Her hair’s perfectly coifed and I love her beauty look. LOVE the blue nail polish.

Tammy on

It IS a pretty dress.

Jill on

Sorry, but to me (as a younger generation voter) her dress looked like the draperies in my grandmother’s living room. Maybe it was the shimmery aspect, more than the design. I would have liked to have seen something a bit more muted. Just my humble opinion :)

Abbie on

Regardless of your political beliefs you have to admit she is one classy looking woman!

Patti on

I think the dress was inappropriate. She does not look, nor act, like a First Lady of the U.S. No class whatsoever. You look at former First Ladies and the next First Lady (Ann Romney) and THAT’S class – sophisticated, professional and demure.

Debs on

She always looks so stunning in everything she wears.
Love this dress!!

pepper2040 on

stuns??? Really, it’s a brocade dress…..

Marie on

Wow, she honestly looks really nice. The cut fits her body. I agree that the dress could have been more muted, but she somehow pulls it off.

debbie on

As a person that has suffered from the recession, I myself could care less what she is wearing. Must be nice to afford things like that. Don’t get me wrong, I think she looks beautiful also.,

Guest on

Did you give the same coverage to Ann Romney? She looked stunning.

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