Ann Romney wore an Oscar de la Renta dress to deliver her Republican convention speech.

This is interesting because Oscar de la Renta is at this point pretty much the only prominent U.S. designer Michelle Obama hasn't worn.

It was her national debut, the moment when she would deliver her major address to the country (or, as Jezebel called it, her "My Husband Isn’t Terrible!" speech). But even before Ann Romney opened her mouth at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last night, she looked every inch the first lady.

Wearing what we're sure was a carefully selected ensemble, Mitt Romney's wife exuded strong willpower, feminine charm and a slick confidence all at once. Ann chose bright red, a political power color if there ever was one, which allowed her to pop against the blue backdrop (and prompted more than one pundit to make a Nancy Reagan comparison).

The vivid Oscar de la Renta dress featured flattering to-the-elbow sleeves, a delicate waist-cinching belt with a floral embellishment and a playful fit-and-flared shape that underscored her speech's not-so-subtle theme: "I'm just a girl who fell in love with a cute boy at a high school dance..."

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama got rave reviews for the custom-made Tracy Reese pink and copper dress she wore while giving a tribute to her husband at the Democratic National Convention.

The sleeveless dress showed off Mrs. Obama's famously toned arms and the length modestly skirted her knees. She paired the dress with pink pumps from J. Crew and her fingernails were painted a trendy blue-gray.

Reese described the dress as a "silk jacquard in an abstract baroque wallpaper pattern" with a bodice in hot pink woven with rust and copper. It's not the first time Mrs. Obama chose a design by Reese, an African-American designer who is showing a new collection Sunday during New York Fashion Week.

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