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Meaning Behind First Lady, Ann Romney Matching Dresses

Bruce Bennett/Michael Reynolds/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michelle Obama and Ann Romney may not agree on who should be our next president but their wardrobes were in perfect harmony Tuesday night at the second presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y.  Both women showed up at Hofstra University sporting hot pink dresses on their husbands’ big night.

Ann Romney wore a short-sleeved sheath dress by Oscar de la Renta along with a statement-making jade-colored necklace. Sarah Haley, spokeswomen for Mrs. Romney, said she “has been very involved with breast cancer awareness this month by visiting hospitals and meeting with patients and survivors. She’s worn lots of pink as a result!”

Andrea Rader, managing director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, told ABC News that they noticed that the first lady and Ann Romney wore pink Tuesday night. “When women like the first lady and Mrs. Romney support breast cancer awareness, they help us to remind women of the importance of breast health and the mission to end breast cancer through treatments and community health programs. ”

According to the Obama campaign, the first lady also wore pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Michelle Obama was dressed in a hot pink dress with a matching collared jacket by Michael Kors. Though this pink popped on the first lady during the debate, this is not the first time that she has sported the feminine shade. She was recently seen wearing a beautiful pink Tracy Reese Dress during her Democratic National Convention speech in September.

On Oct. 3, the White House turned on pink lights and reportedly President Obama has been spotted wearing the supportive pink bracelet symbolizing support for breast cancer awareness.

The president also issued a proclamation on Oct. 1 declaring the month National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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