Ao Dai uncomfortable?
December 2, 2006
The leaders presented the communique after the official APEC photo, where they wore traditional Vietnamese ao dai – but designed to accommodate the burgeoning waist lines of some prime ministers and presidents.
Rather than the usual snug tunic, the ao dai ended up being more of a voluminous kaftan on most leaders.
Mr Howard – who chose his outfit in his usual preferred colour, blue – decided to take the garment off before fronting the Australian media later.