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Sasha Obama's election night skirt was first worn by Malia

Nov. 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM ET

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha arrive at the Election Night party on Nov. 7 in Chicago. Sasha Obama is seen wearing a skirt first worn by her big sister Malia in 2011.

Is that a hand-me-down we spot on the first family?

On election night, Sasha Obama, 11, was spotted in a gemstone green skirt from American designer Chris Benz's spring 2010 collection. But she certainly wasn't the first Obama to wear the style: big sis Malia, 14, wore the same item in Jan. 2011 at a White House State Dinner.

Could the ever-growing sisters be following in mom Michelle's recycling footsteps? On Wednesday night, the first lady re-wore a brocade Michael Kors dress she's worn twice before at public appearances. She's repeatedly reused items — from affordable retailer favorites like J. Crew to designer duds from Derek Lam — on numerous occasions, a recession-friendly move often applauded by fashionistas and the public alike.

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Look familiar? Malia Obama wears a Chris Benz skirt during an Obama family meeting with President Hu Jintao of China at the State Dinner reception on Jan. 19, 2011.

There's no confirmation from the White House that Malia and Sasha do indeed share wardrobes, but all clues point to a fashionable house united. (Lucky girl! Some of us only inherited pitiful hand-me-downs that looked more like Laura Ashley catalog rejects than designer awesomeness).

One thing's for sure: you can bet Benz is about as happy as a re-elected president: "Oh hello sweet Sasha in CB green skirt on the cover of @nytimes!" the designer tweeted on Nov. 7, adding "Congrats to your pops! Xx."

(via Lucky)

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