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Vogue says styles of Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Mary inspired by First Lady Melania Trump

Think Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Mary are getting style inspiration from First Lady Melania Trump? Vogue seems to think so.

The legendary fashion magazine noted that when the Queen of the Belgians arrived in Denmark for a State Visit at the end of March, her icy blue coat dress was similar in style to the coat dress Melania Trump wore to her husband’s January inauguration; and the coat dress Crown Princess Mary wore to greet Queen Mathilde at the airport was also a pale blue.

The First Lady on Inauguration Day on 20 January. Official DHS photo by Barry Bahler (Public Domain)

Vogue also noted that the three women seemed to callback to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with their outfits, which included pillbox hats, gloves and clutch purses.

In the headline, Vogue wonders if this is the “Melania Effect” – echoing the well-documented “Kate Effect” that follows once the Duchess of Cambridge wears a label’s clothing.

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961. Photograph from U. S. Department of State, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. (Public Domain)

In 2012, Newsweek estimated that the “Kate Effect” was worth an estimated £1 billion for the British fashion industry. Similarly, the “Prince George” and “Princess” Charlotte” effects have been noticed, as well.

Regardless of the “Melania Effect,” Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Mary are both stylish royals on their own.

Last year, Crown Princess Mary was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, which is compiled by Vanity Fair magazine. She had previously made several appearances on the list over the years alongside her husband, Crown Prince Frederik.

Melania Trump played host to King Abdullah II of Jordan and his wife, Queen Rania, yesterday at the White House. She greeted the Queen in an emerald green dress.

Vogue pondered if the First Lady and the Queen of Jordan were mirroring each other with their “sky-high stilettos in black and optic white…a sartorial power play, perhaps?”

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