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Melania Trump rocks menswear like a boss — is she sending a message?

It’s no secret that first lady and former model, Melania Trump, knows how to rock a runway and a red carpet.

And she’s certainly had some notable fashion moments both along the campaign trail and since moving into the White House.

But, recently, it’s her polished appearance that’s making headlines. It seems her sartorial sensibility has shifted in a masculine direction.

Enjoyed hosting Sophie Trudeau at the @WhiteHouse today. Thank you neighbors to our north, for the visit.

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In fact, FLOTUS has been rocking the menswear trend a lot lately, stepping out in a power suit on multiple occasions. (She even rocked a business-like blazer in her official White House portrait.)

This begs the question: Is she trying to send us a message?

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First lady portraits through the years

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If it that’s she means business, we’re getting it loud and clear.

“This season, power suits are making a major comeback — we’ve seen them on every major runway, from Dior, Chanel to Gucci. Any woman who has worn a suit can agree that there’s a certain level of power and command you feel when you walk into a room wearing one,” said fashion expert Melissa Garcia.

Whatever the reason for her boardroom-esque makeover, one thing’s for sure: She looks like a boss!

Scroll on to see some her most memorable menswear-inspired looks of late.

On Sept. 19, she donned a Calvin Klein double-breasted blazer and houndstooth trousers for an appearance at the United Nations. (President Trump was there to address the General Assembly for the first time.)

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The first lady accompanied her husband to the United Nations on Sept. 19.

FLOTUS sported a Dior suit to the opening ceremony of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto on Sept. 23.

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Melania Trump applauded alongside Prince Harry at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Invictus Games at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

On Oct. 5, the first lady impressed in a black pantsuit and crisp white button down during a photo op — and later dinner — with senior military leaders and their spouses.

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The first lady posed for pictures with her husband, senior military leaders and their spouses.

She wore a pinstriped charcoal suit by Ralph Lauren and a loose black skinny tie — a nod to the '80s — while meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, at the White House on Oct. 11.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, to the White House on Oct. 11.
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    President Trump and his wife arrive in Palm Beach, Florida, in February. The first lady wore a sharp Givenchy dress with cape sleeves, matching red flats and oversized sunglasses.  

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    Melania Trump joined her husband for the Red Cross Gala in Palm Beach, Florida. The first lady sported a bright pink Dior gown with a notched neckline. She paired the look with pink stilettos and dramatic emerald earrings. 

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    The first lady attended an event at Trump International Golf Club wearing a casual look of white leather leggings from the Row, a soft blue Derek Lam sweater and white Christian Louboutin stilettos. 

     

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    The first lady chose wide-legged palazzo pants and a buttoned-up blouse to meet the Japanese prime minister and his wife in Palm Beach, Florida. 

     

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    Trump and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, toured the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida. The first lady wore a flowing white cashmere dress from designer Calvin Klein, and topped the look with a matching white cardigan. 

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    The first lady wore a custom suit designed by Karl Lagerfeld to welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, to the White House. The crisp look featured a high-collared neckline and peplum detail at the waist.  

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    Mrs. Trump beat the heat in a red Alexander McQueen dress at a Trump rally in Melbourne, Florida. The simple silhouette featured small cutout details at the hem. 

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    The first lady wore a red Valentino dress with fluttering sleeves and a waist-defining silhouette for a meeting in the Oval Office. 

     

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    The first lady waved to the crowd at a joint session of Congress, where her husband addressed both houses of the legislature. For the event, she wore a tailored black suit from Michael Kors' spring 2017 collection. It featured sequined embroidery and a belted waist. Check out more of Melania's fashions here.

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    The official portrait of first lady Melania Trump in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2017.

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  • President Trump And First Lady Welcome Jordan's King Abdullah And Queen Rania To White House

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    The president and first lady welcomed the king and queen of Jordan to the White House in April. To meet the stylish royals, Melania Trump chose a stunning emerald dress from designer Herve Pierre (who also designed her inaugural ball gown). The sharply tailored dress featured a matching scarf detail and a belted waist. 

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  • President Trump And Melania Trump Host White House Easter Egg Roll

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    Melania Trump read to guests on the South Lawn of the White House during the 139th Easter Egg Roll in April. She opted for a pale pink sheath dress and simple matching flats for the occasion. 

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    Trump sat in the Oval Office among a crowd of photographers during a meeting with the Argentine president and his wife. The first lady opted for an olive green Altuzarra suit set with black and white piping. The chic outfit with oversized pockets gave off a military-inspired vibe. 

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    The first lady joined her husband at an event honoring military mothers in May. She wore a pair of simple black pants and an elegantly-tailored white button-down shirt. She accessorized the look with a gorgeous chain-link necklace. 

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  • President Trump Departs White House For First Overseas Trip

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    The president and first lady prepared to leave the White House on the first foreign trip of Trump's administration. Melania Trump wore a cream Max Mara crew neck sweater paired with a bright orange leather skirt by Herve Pierre. She added large sunglasses to complete the look. 

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  • Image: US President Donald J. Trump visits Saudi Arabia

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    Upon arriving in Saudi Arabia for their first official trip abroad, Melania Trump stepped off Air Force One in a black Stella McCartney jumpsuit with an oversized gold belt. The covered-up silhouette was a nod to the nation's traditionally modest style of dress. 

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    Later in their trip, the couple attended a reception at Murabba Palace in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. The first lady stood out in a magenta cape gown from Reem Acra. The glamorous gown was accented by a diamond choker at the collar. 

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    In Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump also opted to wear a white statement suit from Dolce & Gabbana. She paired the tailored design with a black shirt and black pumps for a modern, elegant feel. 

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    The first lady visited the American International School in Riyadh during her visit to Saudi Arabia. She wore a khaki shirtdress — cinched at the waist with a brown belt — to the event.

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    The first lady arrived in Israel wearing a skirted white suit. The chic Michael Kors separates were paired with a delicate pair of red pumps. 

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    Melania Trump wore a white Roksanda dress as she left Tel Aviv, Israel. The crepe and tulle tea-length dress featured a textured stripe pattern and a simple neckline. The first lady paired the look with nude pumps and her signature shades.

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    The president and first lady were joined by Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, during a private audience with Pope Francis. Both ladies opted to wear black dresses for their trip to the Vatican. Melania Trump chose a black lace sheath dress and coat from Dolce & Gabbana — with a matching black veil, as per Vatican dress code tradition. 

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    Trump visited Sicily, Italy in an opulent Dolce & Gabbana jacket covered in fabricated flowers. The runway creation retails for $51,000 and reportedly required a 50 percent deposit at purchase. She paired the jacket with a champagne-colored sheath dress and pointed pumps. 

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    The first lady wore a Michael Kors gingham coatdress to meet King Philippe of Belgium. She paired the belted outfit with a matching pair of heels.

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    The first lady wore a custom leather jacket and skirt from Maison Ullens for a visit to the Magritte Museum in the Belgian capital of Brussels. She paired the nude suit with snakeskin pumps. 

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    Melania Trump, along with President Trump and their son Barron, arrived at the White House in June. Striding hand-in-hand with her husband, the first lady wore a simple white top and brown, wide-leg pants from Bally. She finished the look with a pair of oversized sunglasses and brown stilettos. 

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  • Image: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host the Congressional Picnic  - DC

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    Trump attended a congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in June. For the occasion, she chose a white Mary Katrantzou dress with a colorful check pattern. She added a simple brown belt at the waist and pastel pink pumps to complement the bright design. 

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  • Image: U.S. President Trump and first lady come out to welcome Indian Prime Minister Modi to the White House in Washington

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    Trump chose a bright yellow Emilio Pucci gown to welcome India's prime minister to the White House in June. The floor-length dress featured a black and white floral pattern and long sleeves. She added a wide belt in a contrasting black pattern to cinch her waist.  

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    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump greeted the South Korean president and his wife in late June. She opted for her signature sheath-style dress in a nude color from Roland Mouret. The calf-length dress featured a subtle slit at to the knees and a peplum detail at the waist. 

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    Nothing says summer like gingham, and the first lady put her own tailored twist on the pattern in this stunning Altuzarra skirt. She paired the pencil silhouette with a crisp white button down and white Christian Louboutin pumps. 

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  • Image: Melania Trump walks out to depart with her husband for travel to Poland, in Washington

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    Before setting off for the G-20 summit in Germany, the first lady stepped out in a black crew neck sweater and cropped Valentino trousers. She paired the look with stylish black accessories: pumps, a purse and shades. 

     

     

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    Melania Trump exited Air Force One in Warsaw, Poland wearing a green suede trench coat from designer Diane von Furstenberg. She accented the look with a silk scarf and black patent leather Manolo Blahnik pumps. 

     

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  • Image: G20 Leaders Arrive For Hamburg Summit

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    The president and first lady waved to the crowds in Hamburg, Germany in early July. Melania Trump opted to wear a navy dress from Spanish designer Delpozo. The tea-length creation featured a pink and red geometric pattern on the skirt and an electric blue stripe detail near the hem. 

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and First Lady Melania Trump meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. She wore a high-necked white flapper-inspired dress by Michael Kors.

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    French President Emmanuel Macron, left, shakes hands with U.S President Donald Trump as First Lady Melania Trump looks on after the Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. Melania wore a Valentino A-lined dress with lower petals.

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  • Image: President Trump Holds Rally In Youngstown, Ohio

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    First lady Melania Trump arrives for a rally attended also by U.S. President Donald Trump at the Covelli Center on July 25, 2017 in Youngstown, Ohio wearing a floral dress by Monique Lhuillier, paired with Christian Louboutin pink pumps.

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  • Image: FILE PHOTO - US First Lady Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Macron, leave after a boat trip down the River Seine in Paris

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    Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Macron, leave after a boat trip on July 13, 2017 down the River Seine in Paris, France. She wore a red Dior suit.

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    President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump walks across the tarmac to board Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, on Aug. 20, 2017, in Morristown, N.J., for the return flight to Washington. She wore a midi-length yellow and white dress from Delpozo and nude heels.

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  • Image: U.S. President Trump watches the solar eclipse with first Lady Melania Trump and son Barron from the Truman Balcony at the White House in Washington

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    U.S. President Donald Trump watches the solar eclipse with first Lady Melania Trump and son Barron from the Truman Balcony at the White House in Washington, D.C. Melania wore a pinstripe sheath dress by Jason Wu with solar eclipse glasses.

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    President Donald J. Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump, walk on the South Lawn August 27, 2017. She wore head-to-toe pink, with a gingham shirt by J.Crew and jeans by J.Brand.

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  • US President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House, Washington, USA - 29 Aug 2017

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    Melania Trump departs the White House with President Trump to visit the victims of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 29. She wore black pegged trousers, black sunglasses, an olive green bomber jacket and stilettos. She changed into different shoes before landing in Texas, but not before they caused a stir.

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    President Trump and the first lady visit a neighborhood in Houston while touring areas affected by Hurricane Harvey on Sept. 2. Melania wore a button-down denim shirt, black jeans, sneakers and a baseball hat.

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    Melania Trump arrives to address other first spouses of world leaders at a United Nations luncheon on Sept. 20 in New York. The first lady addressed the issue of vulnerable children around the world while wearing a fuchsia Delpozo dress and bright pink pumps.

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  • Image: Melania Trump works in the White House garden with children from the Boys and Girls Clubs at the White House in Washington

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    Melania Trumps works in the White House kitchen garden with children from the Boys and Girls Clubs on Sept. 22. She wore black skinny jeans, a plaid shirt and Converse sneakers. The shirt is by Balmain and costs $1,380. 

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    Prince Harry poses with Melania Trump at the Invictus Games on Sept. 23 in Toronto. She wore a houndstooth-checked double-breasted culotte suit by Dior.

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    The first lady departs from the White House on a trip to Puerto Rico to tour hurricane devastation, wearing Manolo Blahnik stilettos paired with a Victoria Beckham turtleneck sweater and cropped pants. She changed into different footwear before landing.

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    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Luis Muniz Air National Guard Base to survey hurricane damage and recovery efforts in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Oct. 3, 2017. Melania wore white skinny jeans, a T-shirt and Timberland boots.

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  • 'Hispanic Heritage Month' event, The White House, Washington DC, USA - 06 Oct 2017

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    Trump arrives for a Hispanic Heritage Month event she and the president hosted in the East Room of the White House. She wore a red Carolina Herrera skirt with a ruffled, mermaid hem, a white sweater and a pair of stilettos in a similar bright red hue.

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  • Image: President And Melania Trump Introduce DHS Secretary Nominee Kirstjen Nielsen

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    The first lady enters the East Room of the White House to attend Kirstjen Nielsen's nomination as the new Secretary of Homeland Security on Oct. 12.  She wore a cocoon coat from Acne Studios and a pastel shift dress.

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    Melania Trump stands next to Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux at an event honoring the 2017 Stanley Cup Champions on Oct. 10. She wore a green Cefinn dress, a fashion brand created by Samantha Cameron, wife of former British prime minister David Cameron.

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  • Image: President Trump And First Lady Welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau And His Wife Gregoire To The White House

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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, head into the White House with the Trumps on Oct. 11. Melania sports a menswear-inspired look with a pinstriped Ralph Lauren suit and loose tie. See more on her menswear looks here.

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Melania Trump isn't the first, well, first lady to embrace the menswear. Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama were notorious for loving a great pantsuit.

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