Michelle Obama Wows in Tracy Reese Dress at DNC (GALLERY)

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Michelle Obama made headlines for more than just her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina last night. Clad in American designers from head-to-toe, the First Lady earned herself rave reviews for her pink custom-made dress by Detroit native Tracy Reese and coordinating suede pumps from J.Crew.

Rocking two big trends this season — florals and bright pumps — the fashion-forward First Lady showed off the approachable, lady-like style that she’s become famous for — not to mention her famously toned arms.

While Obama has long been a proponent of American designers, including Rodarte, Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren and Alexander Wang, she chose a more budget-friendly ensemble for last night’s speech, in which she discussed her blue-collar roots and her husband’s thrifty ways.

So just how much of a bargain was Mrs. Obama’s DNC outfit?

Well, compared to the cost of some of the designers duds we’ve seen her wear in the past, her DNC look was a big bargain, with her  pink and gold Tracy Reese dress costing an estimated $350 and her J.Crew pumps retailing at $245.


Although she kept her accessories minimal, the First Lady sported another popular trend on her fingers — a purple-gray manicure that has the Twittersphere abuzz over the official shade, which her camp has yet to reveal. The subtle departure from her classic no-fuss beauty routine has us hoping that we’ll see Obama taking more risks with her fashion and beauty choices on the campaign trail this fall.

What do you think of Michelle Obama’s look from last night? Are you a fan of the First Lady’s purple nails? Sound off in the comments.