After months of buildup, the day Americans get to exercise their most fundamental right is here: It’s Election Day 2012! Hopefully you took to the polls this morning to cast your ballot for either President Barack Obama or his opponent Mitt Romney, and if you haven’t yet, there’s still time! In honor of Election Day, we rounded up all of our coverage from this year’s presidential campaign.From Michelle Obama and Ann Romney’s debate looks to Katy Perry’s Obama ballot dress to painting our nails red, white, and blue to trying on the candidates’ hairstyles—we just can’t get enough. Click through to see it all! More
Last night was the third and final presidential debate between candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, so, as usual, we had our eyes glued to the television to see what the wives were wearing for the penultimate showdown. Michelle Obama chose to repeat a grey Thom Browne dress with black lace overlay—which she also wore during the Democratic National Convention last month—punctuated by an oversized bow-shaped brooch. Ann Romney opted for a green floral full-skirted Oscar de la Renta dress paired with a waist-cinching belt and another statement necklace. At the debate’s conclusion, Browne took to Twitter to express his excitement over dressing Mrs. O: “Honored to see First Lady Michelle Obama wearing our Spring 2013 dress at the final presidential debate!” After both women stepped out in matching hot pink for last week’s debate, and donned starkly contrasting looks at the first, it’s time to cast your vote once again: Who do you think pulled out all the fashion stops for her last debate look?
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The second presidential debate took place last night with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney facing off at Hofstra University. Their wives were there to offer support to what many are calling an Alpha Male battle, with both Michelle Obama and Ann Romney wearing hot fuchsia pink ensembles—perhaps an homage to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The First Lady wore a Michael Kors crepe sheath and matching jacket, while Romney paired her short-sleeved dress with a turquoise statement necklace. Just this week, Kors told InStyle.com how he feels about dressing women in the spotlight: “I’m only as good as the people I dress,” he said at the Golden Hearts Gala in New York. “They are the ones who bring it to life.” So, which look did you prefer? Tell us by voting in the poll below!
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The wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will soon add TV anchor to her resume. Ann Romney is slated to guest-host ABC’s Good Morning America next Wednesday, Oct. 10, according to the Associated Press. She’s been in the limelight a lot recently, especially for her TV appearances—the fashion world spun into a frenzy when she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in head-to-toe black leather. And now we finally know who whipped up that edgy number: It was New York-based couture designer Alfred Fiandaca, who also created the all-white suit (a look from 2006, according to The Cut) she wore for the presidential debate this week. We’re already thinking about what she might wear on the show next week. Since her last two outfits were monochromatic neutrals, might she brighten up her look a bit with some primary colors? Tune in during the 8 a.m. hour next Wednesday to find out…
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While President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney battled it out at the first presidential debate last night, there was a different match-up in the front row: the looks worn by wives First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney. Obama re-wore the cobalt and geometric print “Lavender Dress” from Preen’s fall 2011 collection with a matching jacket—a look she first donned on her trip to the UK last year. “We were thrilled to see Michelle wearing our dress and jacket again,” Preen’s Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi told InStyle.com in an email. “We love how she embraces color and style — so refreshing and so effortless.” Romney opted for a sleek white two-piece suit, designed by New York couturier Alfred Fiandaca, and classic two-strand pearls. Which look did you like better? Rock the vote by picking your favorite in the poll.
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Ann Romney, the wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a bold fashion move last night for her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, when she sat down with the late-night host wearing a black laser-cut leather tiered skirt and matching jacket, which she paired with black lace high-heeled sandals. What do you think of her ensemble? Tell us by voting in the poll below!
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It’s a political convention showdown—First Lady-style! So, which wife looked best? Both chose designer looks by American-based labels, starting with Ann Romney, who wore a belted A-line design by Oscar de la Renta in a bright cardinal red last week. Then, First Lady Michelle Obama wore a custom pink and gold Tracy Reese sleeveless dress and J.Crew pumps for her speech at the Democratic National Convention last night. This vote is simple: Whose look do you like better? Tell us in the poll!
Plus, try on Obama and Romney’s hairstyles!
Ann Romney gave her first big speech last night at the Republican National Convention last night, and she wanted her look to reflect the importance of the moment. “It was going to be like my wedding night; I wasn’t going to let [Mitt] know what I was going to wear,” Politico.com reported. In the end, she voted for a belted A-line design by Oscar de la Renta in a bright red hue that played off the main color of the Republican party. Representatives from the label tell InStyle.com that the cardinal silk faille dress is from Oscar’s pre-fall 2012 collection, and is available for $1,990 at the designer’s stores (visit oscardelarenta.com/stores for a list of locations). As for her choice of designer, the American label is known for dressing First Ladies—de la Renta was famous for dressing Jackie Kennedy in the ’60s. That said, his pieces have not landed on Michelle Obama, and he famously spoke out about her decision to wear foreign designers rather than American labels last year. So, do you like Romney’s look? Tell us in the comments!
Plus, try on the candidates’ hairstyles!