Pink ladies hijack husbands' show
PINK, they say, has a personality all of its own.
When two of the biggest personalities in US politics turned out in the identical colour for one of the most eagerly awaited TV debates in recent history, the question was who would handle the fashion faux pas better?
It is thought that Michelle Obama and Ann Romney may have been influenced in their choice by the Schiaparelli shocking pink trend dominating the haute couture runways in the autumn fashion stakes.
Another reason the pair may have opted for the colour favoured by non feminists was to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Commentators in the US suggested that First Lady Michelle Obama went with a classic Jackie O vibe, channelling the former First Lady's look with a Michael Kors dress and jacket worn with a strand of pearls.
The more mature Ann Romney opted for a short-sleeved tweed dress, gold and blush brocade jacket with turquoise glass beads around her neck.
As to who wore it better, the topic was hot on Twitter. Microblogger @MattieSteger chose Romney, tweeting, "Ann Romney's pink suit is fab! Props to her stylist. #whoworeitbetter." @museummammy went for Obama: "Can I get a #whoworeitbetter for those pink dresses? I vote #FLOTUS."
Others simply mused over the fact that they showed up in the same hue. "Ann Romney and Michelle Obama wore the same color. All other #debate2012s are invalid to me right now. #whoworeitbetter," tweeted @AtumnMShade.