All About Michelle Obama's Election Night Dress

11/07/2012 at 08:10 AM ET

Emma Stone
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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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sklar on

another 4 years of this nonsense and not dealing with any of the real issues america faces???

Lori on

Why should anyone give 2 s h i t s in the wind of what this person wore? Is that what’s important here?

msbets on

yes we do pay the hay burner gets an allowance for her rags she chooses, this one didn’t look any better in this rag, than that black widows outfit the first at least the first one fit her personality. we spent 1.4 billion on those horses@$$ES the first four, I would bet this next 4 will be around 2.4 billion, then for the next 16 years, lord knows, depends on how his dictatorship goes………we got both of those halfwits FOREVA

stacey on

i had been so hopeful that i’d never have to see her or her husband again from this day forth

Claire on

I am amazed that people are disappointed at the lack of depth in the reporting on this site. Its not meant to be the Economist or Harvard Business Review! If you don’t lkke the level of reporting, STOP READING PEOPLE!
I dont live in the US but can tell you that Obama has been good for America’s international reputation and standing. More so than Bush or Clinton….

Teence on

it’s an old lady dress

stacey on

maybe to the muslim anti american world!

Just My Opinion on

@ Whoknew, you know now. Did you also know that gorillas come in various shades also?

RAN on


Misty on

Love that she recycles her clothes!

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