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A Grand Finale

The first lady is in the audience for the final night of the Democratic National Convention, with the president due to speak later this evening. For the occasion, Mrs. O is wearing a full-skirt, bateau neckline dress in a perfect-for-fall eggplant hue print. An Alexis Bittar lucite dogwood pin at the neckline completes the look. 

Update: Mrs. O wears a dress by designer Laura Smalls. The first lady wore a dress by Smalls earlier in the week, seen here. What a wonderful moment for the rising designer! Smalls says, "I could not believe my eyes that Michelle Obama wore our dress to this historic event. Words cannot describe how my team and I feel."

"Laura Smalls: Michelle Obama's Next Favorite Designer?" [Huffington Post, September 2009]

"Laura Smalls Talks Dressing Michelle Obama" [Fashionista]

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Reader Comments (27)

Lovely! Every.Hair.In.Place!

Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:30 PM | Unregistered Commentermssunnysunshine

Beautiful! Tho, I'm surprised at the choice for this important evening!

Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterAvjosh

This dress is so beautiful!! I love that it's keeping in the same color palate that she wore to the DNC in 2008. She looked STUNNING!!!! I love how her gray hairs are shining in this pic. Tonight was great!! I love seeing the LOVE between my First Lady and President!! The girls were beautiful and my President was as handsome as ever!! I LOVED IT ALL!!

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:04 AM | Registered CommenterNyon

Can't get enough Mrs. T! Thank you so much! I love that you have ALL her dresses from the convention. I've just been drinking it all in the past few days....wall to wall Obamas....love it. The girls looked sensational tonight as well and our President gave me hope and faith in our future.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

I love that the bateau neckline references a dress worn by Barack's mother in one of her lovely photos--shown tonight in the montage prior to the Obama speech.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:09 AM | Unregistered Commenterm. benson

Gorgeous dress.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:52 AM | Registered CommenterJestina ( London, England)

I love the dress....beautiful, lovely neckline, so very elegant. The girls look wonderful as well. Obama 2012!

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 9:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

Is it possible that the First Lady looks younger and prettier than she did four years ago? She's a treasure. And the girls are charming -- the whole family is beautiful. Four more years, please.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 9:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterLainie

Lovely to see the whole family. And the dress is beautiful on Michelle.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterJudy

The color ruby/garnett is for the season. So delightful, and young. The girls are growing.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM | Unregistered Commenterdalejamaica

Can't believe how much Sasha has changed, all of a sudden she looks so grown up!

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:54 PM | Registered Commenterbabs

Again, I loved this dress because it was interesting and different and unexpected. The plum color is really pretty and the pattern was intricate but not overwhelming. I really think that the A line skirt shape flatters her figure too. And she kept hair, makeup and accessories simple and let the dress do the talking. Another winner!

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM | Unregistered Commenterdiane

Beautiful dress and I enjoyed seeing our First Lady on stage again introducing her husband. Such love! Such sincerity! Such a beautiful first family! Looking forward to four more years of fashion greatness.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 1:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Mom

What a beautiful family! Michelle looks lovely as usual and the girls...they are adorable. Wishing you the very best Mr. President ! you will prevail.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 1:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlma

Such a beautiful, vibrant family!
I'm loving it!

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 3:15 PM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

Beautiful!! One question Mrs T- who is the First Grandmother and Sasha and Malia wearing? Thanks

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Cincinnati Kid

Another winner in a week full of them! Jill Biden and Marian Robinson also looked lovely.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 5:30 PM | Unregistered Commentera MI Mom

Gorgeous! Does Laura Smalls have a website or boutique for others to view? Or does anyone know of a website with Michelle Obama inspired pieces? It would be fantastic to have a dress similar to hers. <3

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 8:30 PM | Unregistered Commenterlehmongeloh

I read that Malia wore H&M, and Sasha wore Anthropologie.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 10:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Wow, I adore this. The colour certainly is perfect for fall, and the neckline is just gorgeous! FLOTUS has really rocked the DNC.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs. N-S.

love the dress and esp the Alexis Bittar pin!
Glad to see Mrs O hightlighting yet another designer in Laura Smalls this week.

Sasha's dress looks very like this one form anthropologie

Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 12:26 AM | Registered Commentermincey

Sasha is wearing an Anthropologie dress. Recognized it immediately.

Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterBronzi

Love the Laura Smalls dress and the homage to the President's mother as m. benson remarked. All of Laura Smalls designs harken to a delightfully feminine and elegant style. Her website is amazing also. Her mother, Doris de Vega was a teenage model and Billie Holiday was her godmother. laurasmalls.com

Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterdrwinona

Beautiful Dress. Beautiful Woman. Beautiful First Family.

Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 9:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterObserver

The entire family looked like happiness to me. Not just with their clothes, but the way they carried themselves and the obvious love that they have for one another. That picture is a mood elevator if ever I saw one.
Lara Smalls, my hat's off to you. That dress could not have potrayed our Michelle"s style and class any better!

Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 9:36 AM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

She looks absolutely beautiful in that dress, simply perfect!
Sasha and Malia looked great as well! What a beautiful and stylish family!

Monday, September 10, 2012 at 2:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterJess

I agree, the First Lady looked stunning. Brand and color of her nail polish?

Monday, September 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM | Unregistered Commenterpabeita

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