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Melania Trump Wears Festive Checked Dress to the White House Congressional Picnic

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the White House congressional picnic on June 23, 2017.

The sleeveless dress designed by Mary Katrantzou is currently on sale.

Melania Trump opted for a Greek fashion designer at Friday's congressional picnic at the White House.

The First Lady chose an ivory stretch crepe dress with a colorful graphic check designed by Mary Katrantzou, who was born in Athens, Greece, but is currently based in London. The sleeveless silhouette retails for $1,496, but it's on sale right now for $897 at matchesfashion.com.

Melania typically favors monochromatic looks (save for that $51K 3D floral jacket by Dolce & Gabbana), from that fitted, sky blue Michael Kors dress she wore to meet Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela and his wife, Lorena Castillo de Varela, on Monday to an all-black Stella McCartney jumpsuit paired with an oversize gold belt during her Saudi Arabia trip. 

Unlike her one-hue-only ensembles, FLOTUS added a pop of pattern with her latest look. Interestingly, she chose to wear a hint of rainbow on the same weekend as the New York City Pride Parade, which takes place Sunday. (The rainbow has long been a symbol of gay pride.)

Could the FLOTUS be using her wardrobe to silently protest against her husband's anti-gay agenda? She has yet to tweet (or voice) any support for the LGBT community, but perhaps she took a cue from step-daughter Ivanka's tweet about LGBT Pride Month.

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