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First Lady Fashion Face-Off

kate
OMG Aline
May 22, 2009

In the latest episode of "The Thread," host Sarah Bernard asks the hottest fashion question of election season: are you a Cindy or a Michelle? Both potential First Ladies are smart, outspoken...and for a pair of politicos, super stylish!

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Cindy McCain, wife of Republican candidate John McCain, opts for pricey pieces such as the Oscar de la Renta dress she wore during her speech on day 1 of the Republican Convention. Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic candidate Barack Obama, tends to choose less expensive garments, including a dress from budget retailer H&M worn to a recent campaign stop in Detroit, Michigan. However, Michelle tapped Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto when selecting her turquoise convention dress.

Cindy has a knack for picking impeccably tailored skirt suits in rich colors, inline with fashionable Republican First Ladies like Nancy Reagan. Michelle knows how to flatter her statuesque figure with sheath dresses in bold prints and colors. The simple-yet-chic style has already been compared to her fellow Democratic wife, the effortlessly-fabulous Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Get the details on these First Lady looks, plus find out who made the list in "The Thread's" First Lady Fashion Countdown: