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Melania Trump stuns in floaty yellow gown at state dinner in England

The first lady's gown left fashion fans — and Disney fans — buzzing.
by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY
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US First Lady Melania Trump arrives for a black-tie dinner with business leaders at Blenheim Palace, west of London, on July 12, 2018, as President Trump begins his first visit to the UK as US president.Geoff Pugh / AFP - Getty Images

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The president and first lady attended a state dinner at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, on Thursday, and Melania Trump's formal dress left her looking like a picture-perfect princess — but not the British royal variety.

Trump's floor-length, pleated J.Mendel cape gown was giving off pure Disney princess vibes.

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Melania Trump wore a pale yellow J.Mendel cape gown for her visit to Blenheim Palace.AFP /Getty Images

According to fashion-loving first-family watchers on social media, the candlelight-yellow silk chiffon design would have looked just as fitting in a fictional castle as it did in that 18th century palace, since it seemed to channel Belle from "Beauty and the Beast."

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Emma Watson wowed in yellow gown as Belle in 2017's "Beauty and The Beast."Disney

But the elegant gown wasn't intended to honor Belle. Instead it was a nod to Queen Elizabeth II.

Though the monarch didn't attend the dinner, according to WWD, Trump's stylist, Herve Pierre, said the pale yellow shade was selected to "pay homage" to the queen, as it's known to be a favorite of hers.

Image: Trumps depart London for Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Britain
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave the U.S. ambassador's residence, Winfield House, on their way to Blenheim Palace for dinner with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and business leaders, in London, July 12, 2018.Reuters

The design is part of J. Mendel's 2018 spring collection, but only the first lady gets this version. For the public, it's only available in emerald (or it was, until it sold out).

On Friday, Trump will come face-to-face with the queen at for tea at Windsor Castle, and while fashion fans will have to wait to see what she wears for that occasion, she already showed off another sold-out dress Friday morning.

Image: U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and Philip May, the husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where they are met by veterans, in central London
Melania Trump and Philip May, the husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where they are met by veterans, in central London, July 13, 2018.Reuters

Mrs. Trump visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea and wore a flared Victoria Beckham day dress in bold stripes.

Of course, the first lady is no stranger to making headlines for her style.

Just last month, she drew attention — and caused controversy — for wearing a graffiti-style jacket that seemed to send a message as she set out to visit migrant children detained in Texas.

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