With Election Day upon us, we’re all at the polls getting out the vote. But while we wait to see who will become the new President of the United States, let’s take a closer look at Ann Romney and Michelle Obama’s fashion choices throughout the campaign.
Ann may be the new girl on Capitol Hill, but she stuck to the classic, conservative looks of the Republican First Lady’s before her, opting for dresses made by Boston-based designer Alfred Fiandaca and Oscar de la Renta, who she wore on three different occasions.
For her speech at the Republican National Convention, the blond wore a red silk taffeta dress from de la Renta, who has designed gowns for previous First Lady’s Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton
She again appeared in de la Renta at the final debate on October 22. This time she opted for a forest green dress with a floral pattern.
While the two ladies have different styles, there were times throughout the campaign that the two looked alike.
For the first debate, Michelle went for a more structured look in a deep blue hued Preen dress with a matching jacket.
Ann also opted for a suit choosing a cream colored jacket and skirt combo from Fiandaca’s 2006 collection.
For the second debate on October 16, both Ann and Michelle wore pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
While Ann again chose de la Renta, a short-sleeved cotton silk dress that she accessorized with a beaded green necklace, Michelle wore a shift dress and cropped jacket from Michael Kors, along with a pearl necklace.
The current First Lady has made waves for her bold fashion choices by wearing up and coming designers like Jason Wu with household brands like H+M. For this election season she chose to do the same.
During her speech at the Democratic National Convention, she wore a Tracy Reese cocktail dress in gray and pink silk along with her rhubarb J. Crew suede pumps.
Who do you think better dressed the part of a First Lady this election season?
- Shannon Carlin, CBS Local
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