Malia and Sasha Obama Look Stunning at First State Dinner

President Barack Obama's daughters stole the show at the White House

By Francesca Bacardi Mar 11, 2016 7:14 PMTags
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How the time has flown by.

Malia Obama and Sasha Obama easily stole the show Thursday night at a state dinner at the White House. It was their first time attending, and let's just say all eyes were on them! President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's daughters looked all grown up, wearing gorgeous gowns and sophisticated hairdos for the big event.

Even their dad couldn't believe how big they've gotten over the past eight years. "When I first elected to this office, Malia was just 10 and Sasha was 7. And they grow up too fast," the president said during his opening remarks. "Now Malia is going off to college...And I'm starting to choke up."

At the end of the day, the president is just a regular dad, too.

Malia, 17, slayed in a strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline, and wore her hair down in waves and had it swept to one side. She could easily fit in at a gala, Hollywood red carpet or even the Oscars, given her glam looks and her seat between Sandra Oh and Lorne Michaels.

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Her younger sister, 14, oozed maturity with her plaited updo, choker and merlot-colored gown that featured a high neckline. It was embellished with lace yolk. She definitely didn't look 14 at this dinner! Even Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to give the girls praise for handling their time in the spotlight so well.

"I admire you very much, both of you, for your extraordinary strength and your grace, 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 during his speech. "The one thing that you have received from your extraordinary parents is the tools to be able to handle the challenges and the opportunities in front of you."

Even though these two are growing up right before our very eyes, we still can't over how much they really have changed.

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