The Obama family's style evolution

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Comprised of rich colors, fun prints, and traditional American cuts, the first family’s style has undergone an evolution demonstrative of their growth as a tight-knit unit.

As first lady Michelle Obama has become more chic, each of her daughters has become more distinct in her own sartorial personality. Plus, while the fashion choices of each Obama matches his or her identity — the president’s simplicity versus Sasha’s youthful penchant for fun — the parts of this clan are always “working it” as they say in fashion as one fabulous whole.

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About their ability to match without looking “matchy-matchy,” Washington Post writers Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger note that, “It’s only when you study the clothing that you realize how together they all look.” Together, yet effortlessly stylish, through subtle elements that carry from look to look in every photo snapped, whether it’s a repeated color, texture, print or tone that creates their unified front.

We have compiled a retrospective peek at the Obama family’s style going back the president’s first campaign, and invite you to observe their style evolution. Whether they are standing before thousands of onlookers, taking holiday photographs, or simply returning from a vacation, the Obamas show that their style power has become a family affair.

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