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Michelle Obama's DNC Dress Leads the Very Stylish (Short-Sleeved) Pack

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The First Lady has a history of picking impactful clothes for meaningful moments, but on Monday night, to deliver her powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, her dress drew attention instead for how understated it was.

That’s not to say it didn’t have the same amount of thought put into it as her state dinner dresses; after all, the perfectly coordinated “Democrat blue” of her dress wasn’t an accident. But when Michelle Obama took center stage in her custom Christian Siriano cap-sleeve, fit-and-flare dress, the focus was on her words, not her outfit.

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But since this is PeopleStyle, we can’t pass up the opportunity to admire the look, from the perfect fit to the understated-but-cool pearl demi-hoop earrings to a silver pair of her trusty low-heeled pointy-toe pumps.

💙💙 #Repost @hillaryclinton with @repostapp ・・・ "Hillary has spent decades doing the relentless, thankless work to actually make a difference in their lives. Advocating for kids with disabilities as a young lawyer, fighting for children’s health care as First Lady and for quality child care in the senate. And when she didn’t win the nomination eight years ago, she didn’t get angry or disillusioned. Hillary did not pack up and go home because as a true public servant, Hillary knows that this is so much bigger than her own desires or disappointments, so she proudly stepped up to serve our country once again as secretary of state, traveling the globe to keep our kids safe. And, look, there were plenty of moments when Hillary could’ve decided that this work was too hard, that the price of public service was too high, that she was tired of being picked apart for how she looks, or how she talks, or even how she laughs. But here's that thing: what I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure, she never takes the easy way out, and Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life." —First Lady @MichelleObama #DemsInPhilly

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Obama also seemed to have tapped into the unofficial uniform of DNC speakers: solid colors and short sleeves. Demi Lovato wore a blush sheath, while Eva Longoria selected a white dress from her new line for The Limited.

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Many celebs journeyed to Philadelphia for the event (and dressed the part!) but Lovato and Longoria each took the mic to speak about issues important to them. Lovato addressed mental health, while Longoria chastised Republican nominee Donald Trump for his words about immigrants, disabled people and working wives.

Did you love Obama’s outfit?

–Alex Apatoff