Michelle's Cover Dress: $126.75

First lady moves from J.Crew to Talbots
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2009 9:22 AM CDT
Michelle Obama wore a Talbots dress on the cover of Essence.   (PRNewsFoto/ESSENCE Magazine, Timothy White)
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(Newser) – Michelle Obama continues to rock recession chic, this time by appearing on the cover of Essence clad in a $126.75 dress from Talbots, E! reports. A Talbots exec said the company sent clothes to Michelle’s stylist after the inauguration, but her appearance on the cover was a surprise—and instantly skyrocketed the dress to best-seller status. Talbots promptly ordered 1500 more to meet demand.