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A 'Good' look for Michelle Obama: First lady channels 'Good Wife' at SOTU

Image: Michelle Obama and "The Good Wife"
Andrea Mitchell / Twitter

While most eyes were on the president during Tuesday night's broadcast of the State of the Union address, Michelle Obama managed to steal a little of the spotlight for herself thanks to a fashion choice perfectly suited to political drama on the small screen.

In fact, the dress the first lady sported was already familiar to some viewers — not because it marked a fashion do-over for Obama, but because another famous wife wore it first.

First Lady Michelle Obama is applauded as she arrives for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.Jim Watson / Today

"The Good Wife's" Julianna Margulies, who plays the title character Alicia Florrick, sported the very same tweed Michael Kors creation on the hit show.

When eagle-eyed fans of the show — including NBC News' own Andrea Mitchell — spotted the dress, they took to social media to share the double-take trivia.

The+Good+Wife--and+@MichelleObama?!+Same+outfit+#nbcpolitics+pic.twitter.com/2DIZTtjXIw

—+Andrea+Mitchell+(@mitchellreports)+January+21,+2015+

While the dress marked a fashion win for both Obama and Margulies, it proved to be an even bigger win for designer Kors. Shortly after the event, the dress sold out in stores online.

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This is hardly the first time the first lady has grabbed headlines for a striking SOTU look. Whether it be for her hair, her designer of choice or an eye-grabbing color, Obama's always had a knack for finding the right look at the right time.

The first lady has grabbed attention with a number of memorable looks at past State of the Union addresses, seen here from 2010 to 2013.Today

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