Melania Trump channeled ex-FLOTUS Michelle Obama in her U.K. trip.

The current first lady of the United States has learned fashion diplomacy from Michelle. According to CNN correspondent Kate Bennett, Melania had a reputation of a “stylish first lady” because she was a former model.

However, she has not adhered to the typical unwritten rules of dressing as an homage to a country or cultural representation. For instance, when she visited Japan, the FLOTUS donned a $3,500 jumpsuit by Italian fashion house Loro Piana instead of wearing something from a Japanese designer.

Meanwhile, Kate Betts felt that Michelle set the bar high in terms of fashion diplomacy. Barack Obama’s wife wore designers and colors of other countries beautifully while also supporting the young, diverse American designers.

Last June, Melania and Donald visited Queen Elizabeth II in the U.K. Prior to their trip, the “Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style” author shared the best fashion choice for Melania. Her suggestion was something Michelle had been doing.

“The best choice of outfit, in terms of diplomacy, would be to wear the work of an English designer or a young American designer. The first family should represent our country with dignity and pride, but it would also be a gracious gesture if they acknowledged the British fashion industry in some way,” Betts said.

True to it, Melania considered the British designers when she arrived in London. The first lady departed D.C wearing a silk Gucci dress. She was photographed disembarking from Air Force One in a navy Michael Kors pencil skirt and patterned pussy-bow top. She was also photographed wearing an ensemble similar to Princess Diana’s.

When Melania joined Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla Parkerk Bowles in a state banquet, she wore a white gown from non-British designer Dior. However, she followed the royal etiquette by accessorizing with a pair of elbow-length white gloves.

InStyle’s Isabel Jones said that for the trip, Melania had “taken more of a Michelle Obama approach.” She added that the way Melania paid tribute to the U.K. could mean that she learned from her previous fashion blunders.

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Melania Trump, pictured July 18, 2016, was accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama's speech from the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Reuters