Melania was chic in polka dots for the White House Congressional Picnic on Friday.
For the outdoor event, Melania donned a navy and white polka-dot midi dress from Gabriela Hearst. Featured in the designers Fall ’19 lookbook, the dress is a silk long sleeve that is has military-inspired epaulettes and a pleated waist to highlight the narrowest part of your frame. The shirt dress is perfect for a casual summer event and features concealed buttons on the center of the bodice. It retails for $1,590 on Net-A-Porter.
She paired the Gabriela Hearst dress with a white belt from Michael Kors. The belt is currently unavailable for purchase. As for footwear, Melania went with one of her old favorites, wearing a pair of white Christian Louboutin’ So Kate pumps. The white patent leather pumps is available available on Christian Louboutin’s website for $775.
The congressional picnic is an annual affair, where members of Congress and their families mingle. This year’s theme was Summer Solstice, as it fell on the first day of summer and longest day of the year.
“Let us put politics aside and let us enjoy the company of our friends and, to some extent, our competition but that’s OK,” President Trump said during a brief remark on the White House South Lawn.
Guests were treated to lawn games, festival vendors, a popcorn cart, a candy station, and a ferris wheel. While the menu, prepped by White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford, offered includes lemon chicken, grilled plank salmon, charcoal grilled rib eye steak, and Baja shrimp tacos among a host other other side dishes.
“My husband and I are looking forward to tomorrow’s congressional picnic,” Melania Trump said in a White House press release on Thursday. “It’s an opportunity for elected officials to put aside differences and come together as a community.”
Also in attendance were Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence. The U.S. Marine Band and the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers performed.
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