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Olivia Bahou
Mar 11, 2016 @ 12:15 pm

The First Daughters are all grown up! Malia and Sasha Obama attended their first White House State Dinner on Thursday night and looked nothing short of regal. The girls have matured in front of the nation's eyes and we’re not the only ones getting nostalgic.

People reports that in his opening remarks, President Obama got emotional when talking about his "best friend" Malia’s impending departure for college. “When I first elected to this office, Malia was just 10 and Sasha was 7. And they grow up too fast. Now Malia is going off to college … And I’m starting to choke up,” POTUS said.

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One look at the stylish young women could make any regular citizen emotional too. Malia was stunning in a strapless Naeem Khan gown with a sweetheart neckline and styled her long hair into loose waves. Sasha looked on-trend in a high-neckline gown from the same designer, double braids, and a ribbon choker. Both girls kept their makeup looking natural and opted for swipes of winged eyeliner and a nude lip.

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We’re not the only ones who are impressed by the elegant ladies: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the president and First Lady Michelle Obama’s daughters for how gracefully they grew up in the public eye. “I admire you very much, both of you, for your extraordinary strength and your grade, through what is a remarkable childhood and young adulthood that will give you extraordinary strength and wisdom beyond your years for the rest of your life,” he said in his remarks.

Not tearing up yet? This trip down memory lane through Malia’s style evolution will make sure there’s not a dry eye in sight.

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