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WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama's Inauguration Day outfit was an all-American, high-low, coat-and-dress mix, but it was so cold in Washington you couldn't see the dress under the coat.

Or at least not until the swearing-in was over and she took off the coat for the inaugural lunch with Congress.

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The first glimpse of her outfit and those of her daughters, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, came earlier Monday at an Inauguration Day church service. For the swearing-in she added a belt to the outside of her coat, and changed into black knee-high boots.

The White House said Obama wore a navy Thom Browne coat and dress in a reflective fabric and a pattern based on the style of a men's silk tie. Under the coat, she's wore a royal blue bolero-style cardigan by Reed Krakoff, over the Browne dress, which appeared to be pale blue or grey, with an A-line panel-pleat skirt.

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She had on a sparkly belt from J. Crew over the coat, and earlier had on pale blue kitten-heeled shoes by J. Crew. Her boots were also Reed Krakoff and her wine-colored gloves were J. Crew. Her jewelry was by Cathy Waterman.

It was not only an all-American outfit for Monday's all-American public ceremony, it was a familiar Michelle Obama style strategy in that it mixed high-end (Krakoff) with mall-shop affordable (J. Crew) and proved memorable.

The first lady also chose a navy Krakoff dress on Sunday for the official swearing-in in the Blue Room of the White House. But Monday's outdoor ceremonies at the Capitol,withexpected highsin the low 40s, required a coat.

Malia and Sasha were both clad in coats in shades of purple, violet and plum with complementary tights, gloves and flats.

The White House said Malia was in a J.Crew ensemble, featuring a plum-colored "Lady" coat with a fur-like collar, over a blue "Teddy" dress, according to J.Crew. Sasha was in a Kate Spade New York "Patrice" coat and "Carolyn" dress, according to the designer's New York office. Photographers caught a glimpse of Sasha's purple-and-violet striped dress as she exited St. John's Church after the service.

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