Michelle Obama shines in marigold dress at State of the Union

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  • First lady Michelle Obama's marigold dress turned heads at the State of the Union speech
  • The dress by designer Narcisco Rodriguez quickly sold out online

(CNN)Flawless. Powerful. Precise. Poised. The reviews of first lady Michelle Obama's appearance at her husband's State of the Union speech are in, and she may have stolen the show.

Never mind President Obama's impassioned defense of his two terms in office; everyone was talking about her marigold midi dress by designer Narcisco Rodriguez.
Every time cameras panned to the first lady, her sleek, brightly colored dress stood out in a sea of dark suits.
    The sleeveless dress sold out on Neiman Marcus' website before the President had even finished his speech Tuesday night. Neiman Marcus priced the wool crepe dress at $2,095 but later reduced it to $628, E! Online reported.
    The first lady has famously used fashion to support emerging designers such as Jason Wu for both of her inaugural gowns. She's also made a statement with more accessible (and affordable) choices such as the J. Crew clothing favored by her and her daughters.
    Michelle Obama also got attention for what was absent last night: The White House left a seat next to her empty to symbolize the victims lost to gun violence.