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Melania Trump: FLOTUS sparkles in £3K dress at Congressional Ball with Donald Trump

Melania Trump arrived for the annual Congressional Ball last night in a stunning white gown. The FLOTUS was show-stopping as she joined her husband President Donald Trump, 72, for this year’s ball.

The mother-of-one opted for a figure hugging Reem Acra dress paired with a special cape, £2981 ($ 4000), as she set the scene for the White House event.

This was the second year in a row the former model selected sleek white for the Congressional Ball.

The gown featured a white cape embroidered with sparkling silver crystals on the trim.

Long and elegant, the gown showed off Melania’s model figure to her best advantage.

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Melania Trump sparkled in a white dress at the Congressional Ball with Donald Trump (Image: GETTY)

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The cape loosely draped across her shoulders in an elegant fashion.

Melania sported a matching set of polished nails in a crisp white sheen.

To complete the look, the mother of one sported a dramatic smokey eye, paired with bronzed cheeks and a glossy pink lip.

To match the white dress and sparkling embroidered cape, the stylish Melania opted for a white shimmering highlight dusted across the T zone.

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The First Lady clasped hands with her husband of 14 years as he took to the stand to address the audience.

Melania and Donald, who wore a black tuxedo, both took to the stage to give a short speech in the Grand Foyer of the White House which was sumptuously decorated for the festive season.

White seems to be the current theme for the First Lady as the main colour scheme of The White House decorations this year is white.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, colour consultant and stylist Jules Standish shared her thoughts of the various meanings behind the First Lady’s choice of a white theme.

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Melania Trump wore a figure-hugging dress and a matching cape (Image: GETTY)

Ms Standish said: “Melania and her choice of all white, wearing it as well as decorations, represents balance and optimism, a liking for order and clarity of thought.

“Being naturally open minded and receptive she has a clear and direct approach to life and likes to be respected for her opinions.

“She is open to new challenges and ideas but likes to make her own decisions and not be swayed by others.”

The colour expert highlighted how the use of white allows for the “prominence of the American flag”.

Ms Standish added: “Its colours of red and blue stand out in its patriotism along with the balance of green in the trees. Green is all about balance, nature, the environment, it’s the colour of harmony.”

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The colour expert and stylist also added that green represented renewal and new beginnings. Ms Standish went on to discuss how Melania’s use of the American flag’s colours could have been used as a “powerful message”.

Melania received waves of criticism last Christmas after decorating the White House with all-red Christmas trees. The display prompted critics to mock the First Lady’s “American Treasures” themed festive ornaments.

Her displays were compared to everything from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to ‘The Shining’. Ms Standish added: “Red is all about passion, drive and confidence.

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