Michelle Obama's sunny State of the Union dress brings her fashion reign full circle

Michelle Obama's dress lit up the room -- and the Internet -- during her husband's final State of the Union address last night.

The sleeveless banded-bodice marigold-colored wool crepe midi dress from the Fall 2015 Narciso Rodriguez ready-to-wear collection not only echoed the optimistic tone of the commander in chief's speech, it also provided a symbolic bookend of sorts: It was a striking red and black dress by the New York-based Rodriguez (the son of Cuban immigrants, by the way) that Mrs. Obama was memorably wearing when her husband made history on election night 2008.

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Although the marigold dress is listed as "sold out" at the Neiman Marcus website (not wholly surprising since it's from a collection that's been at retail since July), a screengrab from the department store's website posted to Twitter last night lists the price at $628, down from $2,095. (Similar -- but not exact -- silhouettes from the same designer still abound online. Unfortunately, that bright and cheery shade is nowhere to be found.)

Even at full price, that seems like a downright bargain compared to the off-the-rack dress actress Bryce Dallas Howard picked up at Neiman Marcus for Sunday night's Golden Globes; a sequined petrol-blue gown that retails for a cool $4,800. 

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