The First Family's jetset style is chic, yet sensible.

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Okay, so not everyone has a private jet complete with a security detail and press fleet. But, the Obama women stepping onto the tarmac at London Stansted Airport provides a bit of nostalgia for the days when glamour and travel went hand-in-hand.

FLOTUS kicked off her trip across the pond in a frock by British designer Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, while Malia donned a summery Alice + Olivia sundress, and Sasha a polka dot number. Adding a modern and practical twist, the Obama ladies opted for their signature sensible shoes, proving that comfortable flats are a travel must. Kudos to Michelle for being a practical packer—she's sported her black kitten heels for more than one outting.

Courtney Kenefick covers fashion and beauty at Travel + Leisure.