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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

Andrea Rodgers As Washington, DC Correspondent On First Lady Fashion For The Trend TV Show On Zappos Couture

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Andrea Rodgers on The Trend TV Show for Zappos Couture

 

I hope you’ll check out the Election Week episode of The Trend TV Show. I report from The White House in Washington, DC, giving my take on First Lady style.  Here are some of my favorite looks by Michelle Obama and Ann Romney. I think both ladies have amazing style!

 

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First lady Nancy Reagan was famous for wearing red, but red isn’t just for Republican first ladies. Michelle Obama looks amazing in red, as does Ann Romney (Photo Credit: NYDailyNews.com).

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For the first debate, both ladies wore solid color, feminine lady-like suits. Ann Romney wore an off white suit by Alfred Fiandaca, a designer she is famous for wearing who caters to clients in Boston, New York and Palm Beach. I loved the updated zipper closure on the jacket and the subtle feminine flare of the skirt which featured an awning detail.
Michelle Obama wore a rich amethyst suit with lady-like 3/4 sleeves and a longer length pencil skirt.

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As my readers know, pink is my favorite color! I loved seeing both first lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney wearing bright pink at the second debate in honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. (Photo Credit: TheCut.com)

For the third debate, both ladies skipped solids and wore a pattern. They both chose a flattering way to wear pattern which doesn’t do as well on camera as a solid. Mrs. Obama’s was a classic simple black lace over gray, while Mrs. Romney’s dress had an ombre effect — going from dark green to pattern on the bottom. Both ladies wore one statement piece of jewelry — Mrs. O wore a brooch and Mrs. Romney wore a clear lucite statement necklace.

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In addition to loving pink, I love a polka dot! Hence the subtle background on my website. On the campaign trail, Ann Romney wore a polka dot top and very much on trend coral jacket accessorized with statement pieces.

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Michelle Obama wears a smaller polka dot top with graphic print cardigan and statement necklace out on the campaign trail in Florida.

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