The final round of Presidential Debate Fashion Face-Off went down last night in Boca Raton, Florida — along with, you know, the final Presidential Debate — and this time Michelle Obama and Ann Romney matched not in color, as they did last week in blinding fuchsia, but in silhouette. And while the debate may have dealt with the topic of foreign policy, both the FLOTUS and the FLOTUS-hopeful were all about keeping it domestic, designer-wise.
Obama, for her part, chose a custom gray Thom Browne dress with a high, belted waist, full skirt, and black lace overlay — a repeat from the Democratic National Convention that made for a safe, though undeniably pretty choice.
Romney, meanwhile, got the Floridian look down pat in a forest green Oscar de la Renta frock with an ombré skirt featuring a leaf pattern. De la Renta is fast becoming her go-to for major functions — she also opted for the classic American designer for the previous debate and the Republican National Convention — a pointed move, no doubt, considering Obama has never worn one of his designs publicly despite his being a common choice for First Ladies past.
Neither woman shied away from accessorizing last night. The First Lady stuck one heck of a bow on it (a bow pin that is — and we all know how important the size of your pin is), and Mrs. Romney wore a hefty clear glass bead necklace, green croc belt, and an armful of gold bracelets.
Check out photos of both ensembles below, and let us know who you declare to be the winner of the final round:
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