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Melania’s homage to Diana

First Lady Melania Trump, 49, chose an ensemble in one of Princess Diana’s favourite colour combinations - white and navy - for the engagement at Buckingham Palace today, left. The royal wore crisp navy and white tailoring on a number of occasions, including for the 50th anniversary of VJ Day in 1995 (centre) and an outing to Royal Ascot 10 years earlier in 1985 (right)

First Lady Melania Trump, 49, chose an ensemble in one of Princess Diana’s favourite colour combinations - white and navy - for the engagement at Buckingham Palace today, left. The royal wore crisp navy and white tailoring on a number of occasions, including for the 50th anniversary of VJ Day in 1995 (centre) and an outing to Royal Ascot 10 years earlier in 1985 (right)

Elegant US First Lady takes inspiration from the princess’s crisp navy and white ensembles for lunch at Buckingham Palace

Melania Trump appeared to be paying tribute to Princess Diana’s timeless style as she joined the President at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

The First Lady, 49, chose an ensemble in one of the late royal’s favourite colour combinations - white and navy - for the engagement at Buckingham Palace.

The custom white Dolce & Gabbana dress featured a contrasting blue collar and flattering waist belt while her white Hervé Pierre hat was complete with a thick navy band around the brim. She finished the look with a pair of matching heels by Manolo Blahnik.

The crisp, tailored ensemble is reminiscent of several looks worn by Diana, including two white and navy skirt suits worn to public engagements throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

Other royal watchers noted Mrs Trump might have turned to the silver screen for her inspiration, with comparisons to Audrey Hepburn’s Eliza Doolitle from My Fair Lady and Titanic’s Rose (Kate Winslet) both cropping up online.

The outfit was Mrs Trump’s third in 24 hours and her second today, after she arrived in London wearing a Burberry blouse and Michael Kors skirt suit.

It also perfectly complemented the white dress worn by the Duchess of Cornwall, and the chic Alessandra Rich blazer and skirt sported by Ivanka Trump.

Celebrity stylist Rochelle White said of the colour combination: ‘Navy and white is really flattering and works well in Spring/ Summer. It isn’t as harsh as black and white and comes across much softer. It has that trendy, classic sleek look what works well for many occasions.

She added: ‘Melania’s outfit is well tailored and fitting but has a style edge that is suitable for her.’

The Presidential couple are currently enjoying lunch with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, following a welcome to mark the official start of their three-day State Visit.

President and Mrs Trump were greeted outside the palace by Her Majesty, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

President Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner watched the arrival from the palace balcony.

In an apparently pre-planned move, Ivanka, 37, complemented Mrs Trump’s outfit in a white blazer and pleated skirt by royal-approved label Alessandra Rich.

- Daily Mail.uk


 

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