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Michelle Obama, Ann Romney both win with their dress picks during political conventions




She had me with the pink pumps. 

If you haven't been paying attention to what's taken up a lot of ink, radio waves, airtime and digital space these last two weeks -- the Democratic and Republican national conventions -- I forgive you. 

I get it. It's not easy to keep up with the endless speeches, post-speech analyses, and analyses of those analyses.

Never fear, your Deal Divas are here. And we've got the scoop on what you probably DO care about - the fashion. 

Simply put, the ladies at this convention are shutting it down. 

Which brings us to Michelle Obama, and the pink pumps.

In her speech at the DNC earlier this week, the First Lady sparkled in a sleeveless, silk pink dress with a full skirt and bluish-grey edge. 

You can't see it in this picture, but besides the pink pumps (which we're told are J. Crew), Michelle O. is also rocking a chic manicure.

Her nails were the same silvery-blue tone of the bottom of her dress. The debate about that is ongoing, but we can save that for another blog. 

I immediately had two thoughts:

1. She looks gorgeous


Mrs. Obama's dress was custom made by designer Tracy Reese, a Detroit native known for her affordable frocks that embrace bright color and prints. 

Reese just announced that the Obama dress will be put into production soon and will cost less than $500, which is in line with most of the things she creates. 

Obama wasn't the only one whose fashion choices are making headlines. 


Ann Romney, wife of presidential nominee Mitt Romney, got mostly positive reviews from the fashion world for the dress she wore last week in Tampa for her RNC speech. 

Mrs. Romney went with a bold red taffeta frock from household-name designer Oscar de la Renta. 

It reportedly costs just under $2,000 and is part of the designer's pre-fall collection. 

Ann paired it with a matching red belt and a modest collar that we thought framed her face well.

Now, you guys know I shy away from red. But I don't think anyone can deny that Ann looks amazing in it. 

I wasn't as thrilled that she picked black shoes (can't see 'em in this pic), but that's forgivable. 

What do you guys think of all this? Was Michelle's choice too splashy? Anne's choice too safe? Tell us!

Deal Diva Kameel

(Photos: Times files)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 6, 2012 11:55am]


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