Whatever your politics, there are many reasons to look forward to Inauguration Day. For the first time in years, we’re going to have little girls in the White House! One of the things we can’t wait to see is what First Daughters Sasha Obama, 7, and Malia Obama, 10, will wear on the biggest day of their lives. Not only do they have the Inaugural Ceremony and Ball, there’s also a kids’ ball afterward for all of the children who are now a part of the extended political family in Washington. We’re told that while the girls may opt for tea-length dresses with fuller skirts and shiny fabrics for the grown-up parties, they’ll want shorter, brighter and less formal dresses for the kids’ party. We came up with some looks we’d love to see them wear for the balls — check them out and tell us which are your favorites!
In case you were wondering, Bonpoint is in the running, and told Women’s Wear Daily they sent “cotton satin frocks for the evening — in cream for Malia and anthracite gray for Sasha — embroidered with semi-precious stones at the neckline.”
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With the fabric rose accent at the neckline of Blush by Us Angels’ Rose Bubble Dress ($99), Sasha will have a ball! David’s Bridal sleeveless satin dress with v-neck and ruched organza sash at the waist ($99) for Malia would coordinate nicely with Sasha’s satiny frock but have a more grown-up look. We’d pair dyed-to-match Touch Ups Abby Metallic shoes ($48 ) with each.
For this ballet fantasy theme, we imagined Sasha in this ethereal boatneck tea-length satin and organza dress from Kirstie Kelly for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings ($215). Since mom Michelle Obama is a huge fan of J. Crew, we think she may pick a dress from CrewCuts, the brand’s children’s line. The skirt of their ankle-length silk taffeta Anastasia dress ($148 ) would make Malia feel like a princess, too! Jessica Simpson’s Leve shoes ($59) resemble toe shoes so they would be perfect for both girls — and so comfortable they wouldn’t need to kick off their shoes to dance!
We looked to a disco ball for inspiration for these looks! The sequins on black on LaRok Kids’ Black Sweetie Dress ($140) for Sasha would look adorable with Kenneth Cole Reaction’s What a Dress mini-heel ($40). Malia’s Flowers By Zoe’s Black with Square Sequins Dress ($99) is a twist on traditional sequins, and could be paired with Annie’s Doreen black patent with rhinestone strappy sandals ($44).
The girls may not want to wear identical dresses, but since LaRok’s Cote D’Azure Dress ($118 ) came in ultra-patriotic Mai Tai Red and Dive Blue, we thought they may want to wear these sleeveless, scoopneck, minis with tiered ruffle overlay cascading from the neckline. We’d pair them with different shoes though — Touch Ups Missy clear vinyl and rhinestone open toe sandal ($43) for Sasha and Jessica Simpson’s Layla mary jane chunky pump in sparkly ruby ($50) for Malia.
We just fell in love with J. Crew’s CrewCuts Jasmine dress ($250) for Sasha. With its swirly floral metallic jacquard fabric, sweet cap sleeves, practical patch pockets and a crinoline underskirt, she’ll mimic mom Michelle’s classic style. We’d pair it with Jessica Simpson’s gold Stephen ballet flats ($39). Malia can pretend she’s Diana Ross from her Supremes days in Single Girls’ sequin shift dress ($120), complete with Tribeca’s Vanity Pair strappy gold sandals ($37).
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