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First Lady Wears Same Dress Twice

ORG XMIT: DCPM117 Idaho Gov. C.L. 'Butch' Otter, left, with his wife Lori, right, arrive at the White House to attend a dinner hosted by President Obama, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 in Washington. The National Governors Association is holding its winter meeting in Washington this weekend. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (Pablo Monsivais / The Spokesman-Review)
ORG XMIT: DCPM117 Idaho Gov. C.L. 'Butch' Otter, left, with his wife Lori, right, arrive at the White House to attend a dinner hosted by President Obama, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 in Washington. The National Governors Association is holding its winter meeting in Washington this weekend. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (Pablo Monsivais / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho's first lady wore the same dress twice - to the gala at Saint Al's Festival of Trees in November and then again Sunday to the White House for a dinner with the nation's governors, the Obamas' first formal soiree (AP photo above). This, according to the Idaho Statesman. Lori Otter bought the dress - a floor-length black Jovani gown - on sale at the local boutique Karen Louise in Downtown Boise, the governor's office said. The gown retails for about $700, but Otter got it for about $500.

Question: Did Idaho's First Lady Lori Otter commit a fashion faux pas by wearing the same dress twice to fashionable events? Or was she being frugal?




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