Hanging out with politicos and D.C. wonks, Michelle Obama is usually the flashiest gal in the room. But at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Washington's most celeb-filled party, FLOTUS has to compete with some rather fashionable faces.

But compete she can. At the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, Michelle glowed in a glittering black cap-sleeve gown by Monique Lhuillier. The designer tweeted, "I am honored @MichelleObama is wearing me to the White House correspondence dinner tonight !! She looks amazing!!! xx Monique"

Fashion journalist Laurie Brookins added, via Twitter, that the dress was "a black beaded/draped chiffon goddess gown with high neckline in Chantilly lace."

But what caught our eye even more were the bangs! Michelle's blunt bangs were out in full force, standing out prominently against her upswept hairdo and Catherine Angiel earrings. Despite her protestations that the hairstyle is getting a little "irritating," Michelle's bangs were definitely her best beauty statement on Saturday night.

That, and the sparkling smile she kept flashing at host and table-mate Conan O'Brien. Seriously, POTUS, better watch your back.

Check out early photos of Michelle's "Nerd Prom" dress. Thoughts?


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michelle obama white house correspondents dinner

michelle obama white house correspondents dinner

michelle obama white house correspondents dinner

michelle obama white house correspondents dinner

See what the stars wore on D.C.'s biggest night:

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  • Claire Danes in Prada

  • Amy Poehler in Basler

  • Katy Perry in Giambattista Valli

  • Kerry Washington in Wes Gordon

  • Sharon Stone

  • Jessica Paré in Antonio Berardi

  • Olivia Munn in Marchesa

  • Kate Mara in Prada

  • Michelle Dockery in Elie Saab

  • Anna Wintour

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Dolce & Gabbana

  • Julie Bowen in Monique Lhuillier

  • Hayden Panettiere in Katharine Kidd

  • Rebel Wilson

  • Sofia Vergara

  • Sophia Bush in Lela Rose

  • Elizabeth Banks in Roland Mouret

  • Connie Britton in Temperley

  • Shonda Rhimes & Kerry Washington

  • Kate Walsh in Carolina Herrera

  • Chrissy Teigen in Kaufman Franco & John Legend

  • Rebel Wilson in Theia & Gabby Douglas in David Meister

  • Carol Alt

  • Irina Shayk

  • Emily Mortimer in Oscar de la Renta

  • Arianna Huffington

  • Natalie Dormer in Marios Schwab

  • Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes and Bob Schieffer

  • Piers Morgan & Gerard Butler

  • Joanna Coles & Natalie Dormer

  • Kevin McHale in Topman

  • Psy

  • Chrissy Teigen in KaufmanFranco

  • Gayle King

  • Tracy Pollan & Michael J. Fox

  • Robin Wright in Rolando Santana

  • Darren Criss

  • Juju Chen

  • Charles Esten

  • Megan Hilty in Badgley Mischka

  • Patricia Arquette

  • Megan Wollover & Tracy Morgan

  • George Stephanopoulos & Alexandra Wentworth

  • Aasif Mandvi & John Oliver

  • Beth Behrs

  • Kimberly Guilfoyle

  • Korie & Willie Robertson

  • John Legend

  • Elaina Watley & Victor Cruz

  • Constance Zimmer

  • Morena Baccarin

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