Anne Klein

Can Michelle Obama bring back the power suit?

Can Michelle Obama bring back the power suit?

When Michelle Obama entered the House chamber for the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, I blurted out to my TV screen, "She's wearing a suit!"

It was a Michael Kors salt-and-pepper tweed suit, to be exact, with a portrait collar jacket and pencil skirt. It’s from Kors’ fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection, and it was the same suit, social media eagle eyes were quick to point out, worn by Julianna Margulies in an episode of TV’s “The Good Wife,” where she plays a defense attorney.

While Obama might have been stepping away from her signature look of a feminine full skirt or dress, worn with a sweet, belted cardigan, she was hewing closer to the look of several...