All About Michelle Obama's Election Night Dress

11/07/2012 at 08:10 AM ET

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Four more years with President Barack Obama in the White House means … four more years of amazing fashions from Michelle.

The First Lady exercised her right to look stylish after the polls closed Tuesday night, wearing a pintucked magenta silk chine Michael Kors dress (she’s a fan of the designer), House of Lavande Vintage brooch and black shrug for her husband’s acceptance speech in Chicago. And in true Michelle fashion, she chose a dress she’d worn — twice — before.

“She said that she was so busy with the campaign and their kids that she had no time to think about an outfit and decided at the last minute,” an Obama source tells PEOPLE.

Michelle first wore the dress to a White House holiday part in 2009, wearing it again for a military event in November of 2010, according to the Huffington Post.

“Mrs. Obama looked chic and elegant as always on election night,” Kors says in a statement. “My dress, with its strong color, clean lines and feminine silhouette, has all the elements that have become a part of the trademark style of our First Lady.”

Four years ago, the then-new FLOTUS made her first major style statement in a black-and-red Narciso Rodriguez sheath (daughters Sasha and Malia were color-coordinated with mom). It’s been fun to follow her fashions since then — everything from H&M frocks and Tracy Reese stunners to Naeem Khan gowns and Isaac Mizrahi creations. And we especially can’t wait to see what she wears to the inaugural ball in January — it’ll take a lot to top that Jason Wu dress. Tell us: What did you think of Michelle’s election day dress?

–Kate Hogan, reporting by Sandra Sobieraj Westfall


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Love her!

fed up on

I agree with guest….4 more years of M Obama spending millions of the taxpayer’s money on her vacations..meanwhile, people have lost their homes and can barely afford food , electricity, and car insurance….And hardly any jobs here in Oregon…Now, they want to fine you if you don’t have health insurance….Duh, we already can’t afford it…Brilliant idea!! We tried to vote him out, but the morons all voted for him, and there are so many of them, what can you do???? Give him 4 more years, and he will bankrupt the country for sure…China already owns us…..We’re going to run out of people who have any money to pay for everything…..Open the borders, the illegals get free health care…….

fed up on

Go ahead, and complain about Ann Romney’s dress, but she paid for it with their money, not the taxpayer’s money….Mrs Obama is spending millions of taxpayers money on her vacations every 2 months…Talk about taking advantage!! But, I guess that’s who she is!!!!!

Just My Opinion on

@Ran, I agree. If not it’s going to be a long 4 years for haters!

to fed up on

She paid for it with the money she DOESNT PAY ON TAXES is what u wanted to say, right? Her and her husband are filthy rich and how much do they contribute to the country??? A lot I guess by paying taxes lower than an average american… Do you know how many poor people out there in countries which do not measure up to the USA have to pay their own health insurance??? Or u wanna end up like Greece???

fed up on

Well, we were trying for a change, but unfortunately it didn’t happen..4 more years of doing nothing but bankrupting the country….God help us!!!! She’s so down to earth that she’s spending $12 million of the taxpayers money for her vacations….Have other first ladies spent that much on vacations?? I doubt it….

joanie on

OMG-PEOPLE!! Families are with out homes, food or even clothes on there backs… and PEOPLE MAGAZINE is asking about the Dress that Mrs. Obama is wearing? If anything I would be asking if my College Educated Children are going to find jobs or are their parents going to be paying off their student loans from there retirement funds, or what is left of them. 18-30 voted for Obama… WAKE UP KIDS…. NO MORE “LUCKY SPERM”…… I like Obama… he is a nice guy…
But PLEASE………… Let’s help the victims of Sandy before voting on Mrs. OBama’s rag…

Consuelo Chavez on

America is at a post-election period. Instead of expressing frustrations inside and trhough social media, we should sound conciliatory. We cannot keep divided like this because our country will suffer more not because of failed policies but because we don’t join hands together in building our economy. Let us be thankful that after Sandy there was no report of loss of life due to political division.

Ann on

Great comment Renate, it couldn’t have been said better.

blue on

Seriously who cares what she wears? He husband better do a better job this time then he did last time! Get your act together Obama!

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