On the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Penn. on Monday, Michelle Obama took to the stage to deliver her last convention speech as First Lady. This year, we've seen the FLOTUS celebrate the Obama Administration's final lap in office with marigold Narciso Rodriguez, glammed-up Givenchy Couture and even Prince-friendly purple for lunch with Queen Elizabeth. But for the occasion of her opening night address, the First Lady let her words take center stage while wearing an understated, cap-sleeved custom Christian Siriano dress.
In the Democratic Party's electoral color of royal blue, the dress was on the subtler side of Mrs. Obama's sartorial spectrum. But as The Hollywood Reporter's Booth Moore tweeted: "Interesting she went with such a low-key look. Almost like she's saying, 'This isn't about me.'" Of course, it wasn't — alongside a star-packed audience that included Demi Lovato and Sarah Silverman, among others, FLOTUS was there to support presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Siriano — an American designer — has dressed the First Lady only once previously, with the asymmetrical lace dress she wore to pay respects to the slain police officers in Dallas, Tex. on July 12.
This was a decidedly less somber event, and a reminder of how much we'll miss Obama and her consistency when it comes to tastefully cool outfit choices.