Congresswoman Joyce Beatty Copies Melania Trump's Look

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If it was meant as a fashion dis, it was clever all right.

It may have been the most pointed fashion statement of the political season so far.

When Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, she wore the same white bell sleeve dress worn by Melania Trump when she was accused of plagiarizing parts of her speech at last week’s Republican National Convention.

If it was meant as a fashion dis, it was clever all right, reminding viewers who were in on the joke exactly what Trump did, borrowing some passages of a speech given by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2008.

The former model’s $2190 Roksanda Ilincic dress, which she bought herself on Net-a-Porter, sold out quickly on the site after her address.

The congresswoman told a local Ohio NBC station that her husband purchased the dress for her, adding that the words in her speech were her own.

But are the dresses really the same? Upon close inspection, it looks like the necklines and fabric may be slightly different.

Perhaps Beatty’s is a Trump-branded facsimile, which would be even better.