Laura Smalls Michelle Obama
In Laura Smalls’ custom batik printed frock, she seemed to be trying too hard, with one foot in classic daywear and the other in cocktail hour.
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Michelle Obama Tracy Reese
In Tracy Reese’s iridescent brocade dress, Obama demonstrated
a fabulous fusion of flamboyance and elegance.
Oscar de la Renta Ann Romney
Looking simply chic in Oscar de la Renta’s vibrant red belted shirtdress, Romney commands attention.
On this shirtdress by Alfred Fiandaca, the unexpected girly pink is feisty and a campaign lesson, to boot: choose fabrics that wrinkle less or take a travel iron along the trail.