President chimes in on first lady's bangs

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michelle Obama showed off her new bangs and a royal blue dress and cardigan by American designer Reed Krakoff at Sunday's swearing-in ceremony.

The first lady and daughter Malia matched President Barack Obama's blue suit, also complementing the Blue Room of the White House, where the small ceremony took place. Younger daughter Sasha, however, went her own way: She wore a lacy pink dress with a gold, wide-width, high-waisted belt -- a style her mother helped popularize -- and gold shoes.

Her hairdo, however, is a change -- and it has been the subject of online chatter since its debut on Thursday in a photo taken at the White House.

The president has rendered his opinion on what he called the most significant event of inaugural weekend: his wife's new haircut.

Said Obama: "I love her bangs. She looks good. She always looks good."

Obama made the comments Sunday night at a reception in Washington, where he thanked his many donors for their support.