STYLE & BEAUTY
12/26/2013 09:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

President Obama Improves His Vacation Wardrobe, Thank Goodness (PHOTOS)

President Obama is one of the coolest presidents ever, but even he has his "dad fashion" moments. Case in point: last Christmas' memorable pleated-pants-and-turquoise-shirt mess, which might have been one of the frumpier outfits POTUS has ever worn.

But this year, we spied a definite improvement. President and Michelle Obama returned to Marine Corps Base Hawaii for their annual Christmas visit with service members and their families, and they both looked laid-back and relaxed. FLOTUS was in her signature holiday headband (it comes out every winter break), and POTUS tried another short-sleeve button-down shirt tucked into a pair of belted pants.

But this time, they were flat front pants. No pleats in sight. It's a Christmas miracle, folks.

Christmas 2013:

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obama hawaii

Christmas 2012:

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