Michelle Obama Chooses Low-Key Christian Siriano Look For 2016 Democratic National Convention

Michelle Obama DNC - Getty - H 2016
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Michelle Obama DNC - Getty - H 2016

True Democrat Blue.

Michelle Obama will soon be leaving her post at the White House, meaning we only have a few months left to swoon over her covetable First Lady style. But before she goes, we can expect President Obama's more stylish other half to make the rounds campaigning on behalf of another former First Lady, Hillary Clinton. 

Obama began that journey on Monday night, speaking at the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She wore a royal blue cap sleeve, fit n' flare dress by New York designer Christian Siriano, to deliver her speech in front of the star studded crowd, which included America Ferrera, Lena Dunham, Sarah Silverman and Eva Longoria, who wore a white, waffle-knit dress from her new collaboration with The Limited. 

FLOTUS has a history of making interesting fashion choices, and a penchant for patterns. But this blue dress seemed almost deliberately low-key, as if to convey, "This isn't about me, I'm with her," and not to steal focus from Hillary Clinton. Siriano has had quite a run in recent weeks, stepping in to design Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones' premiere dress, after she took to Twitter to complain no designers wanted to dress her.

The look was in contrast to Melania Trump's white Roksanda Ilincic ensemble with bishop sleeves from last week's Republican National Convention. We'll have to wait until November to see whether Melania Trump or Bill Clinton will take Michelle Obama's place in the White House. 


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