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Michelle Obama picks Tracy Reese dress, J. Crew shoes for DNC speech

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The first lady chose a pink dress by Tracy Reese, whose designs she has worn before, for her speech at the Democratic National Convention. In 2008 she wore a teal dress by Maria Pinto to the convention.

By InStyle.com

For her first appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., last night, Michelle Obama wore a pink-and-gold printed frock that immediately lit up the Twitterverse with compliments and applause.

The dress is a custom design by Tracy Reese, a Detroit-born African-American designer, who told the Wall Street Journal she was “moved to tears” by the first lady’s speech.

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You can recreate the first lady's manicure with asphalt colors from Nars and Dior.

To finish the look, Obama paired the dress with rhubarb-hued heels by J.Crew — the Everly suede pumps, available for $245 at jcrew.com (they also come in azure, burnt sienna, and vivid lime) and chic gray nails. The trendy neutral contrasted with her pink dress, but was understated enough to not dominate the look.

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Many people say that Michelle Obama gave a spectacular speech at last night's Democratic National Convention, but what's getting buzz online is her trendy manicure with people itching to find out the color of her nail polish. TODAY's Natalie Morales reports.