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MELANIA , 50, opted for a classy look by wearing a polka dot dress yesterday. She was seen without her husband Donald , 74, as she spoke at an event in Washington D.C.

PUBLISHED: 08:01, Fri, Sep 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:22, Fri, Sep 4, 2020

Melania Trump: First Lady dressMelania : She recycled a polka dot navy dress (Image: GETTY)

Melania , the wife of Donald , wore the conservative dress for an event that took place at the White House. The First Lady recycled the Gabriella Hearst dress that she was first spotted in last year.

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Melania spoke in the East Room of the White House to mark National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

She hosted the round table event with those who are recovering from substance use and mental health issues.

Her outfit had a slim-fit top and a pencil skirt that cut off just below the knee.

She wore the silk shirt dress buttoned up to the collar with the sleeves rolled up.

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Melania Trump: First Lady dress polka dotMelania : She hosted an event at the White House (Image: GETTY)

Melania Trump: First Lady dress polka dotMelania : She wore the shirt dress buttoned up to the collar (Image: GETTY)

The First Lady showed off her slim waist by pairing the outfit with a chunky navy belt.

While she has access to a range of designer clothes, Melania showed off her thrifty side by recycling the timeless look.

Similar designs from the brand are currently on sale for around £1,100.

Melania wore her long hair down and styled into a middle parting with a soft curl.

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She opted for her signature make-up look and paired a smokey eye with a nude lip.

The mum-of-one appeared to be taking style inspiration from Kate Middleton, who is well-known for repeating her favourite outfits.

The Duchess of Cambridge has previously worn a chic navy polka dress by Alessandra Rich.

The gown is strikingly similar to Melania's and the royal also wore it buttoned up to the top.

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