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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Carleen on

She looks amazing and always looks amazing! Love the fact that she recycles.

guest on

A classy lady for sure….but the dress? u-g-l-y!

L.Taylor on

I am so sick of hearing about what this women wears or does. She has brought no good to this country or my family. I pray they straighten up and do something productive with the next 4 years. Either way, I’m on countdown! ONLY 4 more years!

Deanna on

Isn’t nice to have a down to earth first lady who is willing to wear affordable (by designer standards) clothing and wear more than once. I see all these silly comments about the taxpayers paying for her clothes. They don’t and anyway she looks lovely as ever.

cheryl foster on

I love you Mrs Obama. I also love the fact that you wear dresses more than one time. Keep up the wonderful work you do, and continue to dress to impress yourself. Dont worry about the ignorant people who are just haters, they never said anything about what nancy, or barbara wore and you never saw them repeat themselves!

Poop on

That dress looks like it came off the rack from Sears

CC on

Her dress looks like a a rug to me, and if you believe she had that dress in he closet, you will believe anything.
Why does she stand with her legs two feet apart? She always looks horrible.

Liz on

I’m pretty sure she pays for her own clothes, as they do for their own food.

Lyn on

Her dress is not going to make her look any better!

GildaGirl on

I agree with Shar. The article really would do Mrs. Obama justice to focus on what she has done to help those in need in this country. I agree that she’s a modest woman, and this whole fashion statement thing is just People Magazine’s shallow agenda, as always. Congrats to the first family!

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