Michelle Obama opts for Tracy Reese dress, J. Crew heels

First Lady Michelle Obama after delivering a speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012 on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The DNC is expected to nominate US President Barack Obama to run for a second term as president. CBS/GettyImages

First lady Michelle Obama in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4, 2012, on the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
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(CBS News) Michelle Obama is not only earning rave reviews for her speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, but the first lady is also being praised for her sartorial choices.

Obama wore a fuchsia-colored custom-made dress by designer Tracy Reese, paired with brightly colored heels from J. Crew.

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Reese, an African-American designer known for her feminine silhouettes and use of bright colors, took to Twitter to express how she felt.

While the first lady's dress was one-of-a-kind, her shoes weren't. They currently are available on the J. Crew website - she wore them in rhubarb - retailing for $245.

Another piece of Mrs. Obama's outfit that became a topic of Twitter conversation? Her nails. The first lady was sporting a purplish gray manicure, but there is still no word on the specific brand or color.

Tell us: What did you think of Mrs. Obama's look?

  • Camille Mann

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