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.
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Melania Trump, 49, donned a polished white and navy ensemble that was reminiscent of the outfit worn by Audrey Hepburn in the classic Hollywood film as she joined her husband for the engagement.
Mrs Trump and the Duchess of Cornwall were perfectly co-ordinated in white ensembles for the engagement today, left. Right, President and Mrs Trump being greeted by the Queen on the steps of Buckingham Palace today
The President and First Lady were officially welcomed to the UK by the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall
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 (left) and Titanic’s Rose (Kate Winslet), right, both cropping up online
The Queen chatted happily to the First Lady, left, and the Duchess of Cornwall, right, on the steps of Buckingham Palace
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The First Lady is on a state visit to England and we have no doubt her wardrobe will include designer looks aplenty.
We’ve already seen a rope and medal print Burberry blouse, and now comes this custom-made dress by Italian design house, Dolce & Gabbana.
Featuring a white collarless coat/dress hybrid design, along with a layered navy collar and waist-belt, it gives a nod to vintage glamour.
Melania then finished off with a coordinating hat in the same white and navy colour scheme created by her personal designer and wardrobe advisor, Herve Pierre.
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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.
After a private lunch, the President and First Lady were given a tour of US items in the Royal Collection by the Queen
The President and Mrs Trump looked interested as the Queen talked them through the artefacts on display, pictured
Mrs Trump, left, later joined her husband for a tour of Westminster Abbey. Right, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner also attended
The US Presidential couple were given a tour of Westminster Abbey on the first day of their State Visit to the UK
The President and First Lady laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey, pictured
Ivanka’s full outfit was from the Alessandra Rich Spring/Summer ’19 collection and is made up of a white pleated midi skirt teamed with a matching peplum jacket and a crystal embellished belt to complete the look.
All three pieces are available to buy and cost just under £3,000 in total.
The Duchess of Cornwall also plumped for white, wearing a classic knee-length shift dress with a beautiful hat, cream gloves and purse.
The royal tour already looks set to be a fashion show for Mrs Trump, who has sported three different looks in the last 24 hours.
Ivanka’s full outfit was from the Alessandra Rich Spring/Summer ’19 collection and is made up of a white pleated midi skirt teamed with a matching peplum jacket and a crystal embellished belt to complete the look
Ivanka, pictured with husband Jared Kushner at Westminster Abbey, finished her look with nude heels and a white hat
Ivanka (right) and husband Jared Kushner (left) admired the items on display at the Royal Collection. The pair arrived in the UK yesterday and visited the Victoria and Albert museum on Sunday
The First Lady left the Andrews Air Force Base, in Maryland, on Sunday evening in a £3,480 ($4,400) Gucci shirt dress.
The designer frock was printed with a graphic illustration of the London skyline – an early nod to her hosts -complete with depictions of Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.
Mrs Trump continued her Britannia-themed wardrobe on arrival at Stansted Airport this morning by changing into a £650 ($820) Burberry blouse printed with military medals.
The unusual pattern is an apparent tribute to the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day, which will be marked by the President and First Lady this week.
Mrs Trump wore the pussy-bow blouse – which is in the colours of the Union Jack – with a classic knee-length pencil skirt and matching blazer.
The President and First Lady touched down on the lawn in front of Buckingham Palace in Marine Force One, pictured. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were on hand to greet the Presidential couple and accompany them inside the palace
The First Lady and the Duchess of Cornwall had to hold onto their hats as they were caught in a quick gust of wind while standing on the steps of Buckingham Palace. The women looked perfectly co-ordinated in their white ensembles
The President and First Lady spoke to the Queen on the steps of Buckingham Palace, left. Right, President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, centre in white, and her husband Jared Kushner, right, watched the ceremony from a palace balcony
President and Mrs Trump were greeted by the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on their arrival at Buckingham Palace. The ceremony marks the official start of their three-day state visit to the UK
The skirt suit is believed to be the same Michael Kors set previously worn by Mrs Trump to the funeral of a Secret Service agent.
The President’s wife kept the rest of her look understated, pairing the navy skirt suit with vertiginous Christian Louboutin pumps in the same shade and a pair of chic black sunglasses.
Despite the blustery wind, Mrs Trump was typically composed as she stepped out onto the steps of Air Force One.
She joined her husband to wave from the top of the stairs before watching her step as she made her way down in the towering heels.
President Trump reached for his wife’s hand as they crossed the runway and made their way to the waiting Marine One helicopter, which took them to the US Ambassador’s residence in central London.
Melania Trump looked elegant in a navy ensemble as she and President Trump arrived in the UK for the start of their State Visit. The couple will meet the royal family and attend a state banquet during their three-day whirlwind tour
President Trump reached for his wife’s hand, pictured left and right, as they crossed the runway at Stansted Airport this morning. Despite the protests expected in central London, there was no sign of disruption as the couple arrived
The First Lady, 49, plumped for a classic knee-length pencil skirt and matching blazer as she stepped off Air Force One, pictured. She accessorised the Britannia-themed look with a red, white and blue blouse; navy pumps and black sunglasses
Mrs Trump’s Burberry pussy-bow blouse – which is in the colours of the Union Jack – comes in one of the label’s archive scarf prints, with ropes, red ribbon and military medals on on show
The Burberry blouse, pictured, is an apparent tribute to D-Day veterans as the anniversary approaches this week
Donald Trump stands alongside his wife on the steps of Air Force One and waves as he landed in the UK today
The couple landed at Stansted Airport this morning – kicking off a three-day whirlwind visit of the UK
The First Lady remained typically composed as she waved from the top of the steps of Air Force One on arrival this morning
The First Lady kept hold of the handrail and watched her step as she descended the stairs of Air Force One with the President
The Presidential couple were buffeted by the wind as they disembarked their jet into the morning sunshine at Stansted
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (left in both images) was among the first to greet the President and First Lady off the plane
Mr Trump salutes servicemen and women who formed a guard of honour as he walked from his jumbo jet to his helicopter
The couple boarded the helicopter once more to make the short flight to Buckingham Palace, where they landed on the lawn.
The couple are joining the Queen, Charles and Camilla for a private lunch at the palace. It is thought the Duke of Sussex will also attend. The Duchess of Sussex will not be present as she is currently on maternity leave.
After lunch, the President and First Lady will fly to Westminster Abbey, where they will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. They will later join Charles for a brief meeting at Clarence House.
Tonight President and Mrs Trump will don their finery for a glittering state banquet, which will be attended by senior royals including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
However the event has been boycotted by a handful of high profile figures including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The President saluted armed military guards as the couple stepped off Air Force One at Stansted Airport this morning
The President placed an affectionate hand on his wife’s arm as they crossed the runway to Marine Force One this morning
President Trump clutched his wife’s hand on their arrival at Stansted, while Melania maintained her composure
An hand on his wife’s back, Trump led the way to Marine Force One before taking off for the US Ambassador’s residence