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"What was important to both of those girls is that they don't look like what their mother would look like … that [their outfits] weren't just suits," she says.

Barbara is set to wear a light pink leather jacket over a black-and-white wool houndstooth sheath dress with matching coat. Jenna will opt for something a tad trendier, stepping out in matching skirt and coat of camel and ivory checks, with a mossy-green cashmere sweater featuring yellow and orange polka dots.

Footwear for both is sexy, chic and like the designer clothing out of the price range of most teens.

Mrs. Rose chose chic, all-the-rage Jimmy Choo pumps and slingbacks in snakeskin. One pair is a light camel-cashmere shade; the other is black.

"We kind of thought Jimmy Choo would be not so what-you-would-think," she says. "They are very classic with a twist."

Cameras and the style posse should watch closely, particularly if the new president and family step out of their limousine to hoof it along the parade route Saturday.

"They are a little bit high," Mrs. Bush says of the Bush girls' shoes, notorious for their slinky, stiletto appeal. "I hope they are not going to walk too far in the parade."