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Melania Trump wears a suit for White House meeting

Melania Trump opted for a classic black while speaking at a roundtable discussion about the opioid crisis in America on Thursday. 

The 47-year-old first lady donned a crisp white button-up shirt under a fitted black blazer to attend a White House meeting with experts and people who have been impacted by drug addiction, including opioids.

Melania stated at the meeting that she wanted to ‘listen and learn’ from their stories, and she sat alongside White House counselor Kellyanne Conway who reportedly did most of the talking. 

Sticking with the classic: Melania Trump donned a white button-up and a classic black blazer during a roundtable discussion at the White House on Thursday 

Serious talk: The first lady sat alongside White House counselor Kellyanne Conway as she listened to families who have been affected by opioid abuse 

Serious talk: The first lady sat alongside White House counselor Kellyanne Conway as she listened to families who have been affected by opioid abuse 

Classic appeal: Melania wore her long, highlighted hair in loose waves around her shoulders

Classic appeal: Melania wore her long, highlighted hair in loose waves around her shoulders

The mother-of-three explained that the well-being of children is important to her and she wants to help as many kids as possible with the issues they face growing up. 

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who chairs a presidential drug abuse commission, also attended the roundtable discussion. 

According to USA Today, Melania stressed that her efforts to combat drug use were alongside the presidential commission on opioid abuse chaired by the New Jersey governor, not a part of it.    

Melania’s meeting with the families comes just one day after Trump’s opioid commission met exclusively with representatives from the pharmaceutical industry about working on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to combat opioid addiction.

When picking out her outfit for Thursday’s discussion, Melania stuck with time-honored classics, which she accessorized with her large diamond engagement ring on one hand and a diamond band on the other. 

Keeping it natural: Melania's eyes were rimmed with black kohl eyeliner and she donned nude lipstick

Keeping it natural: Melania’s eyes were rimmed with black kohl eyeliner and she donned nude lipstick

Focused: Melania listened intently as others spoke during the discussion, which included experts on opioid abuse 

Focused: Melania listened intently as others spoke during the discussion, which included experts on opioid abuse 

Meeting of the minds: Deborah Simpson Taylor, executive officer of Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attended the roundtable discussion

Meeting of the minds: Deborah Simpson Taylor, executive officer of Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attended the roundtable discussion

Melania wore her highlighted hair in loose waves around her shoulders; her eyes were rimmed with black kohl eyeliner and she donned nude lipstick. 

Trump’s wife is known to wearing bright colors, but lately she has been choosing suits in darker shades and patterns. 

For her first solo foreign engagement as first lady, Melania opted to wear a Dior double breasted checkered jacket with a pair of matching wide leg cropped pants for last Saturday’s opening ceremony of the Invictus games. 

Upon her arrival at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, she shared a warm embrace with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau.

Melania and Trudeau family later joined Prince Harry and the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the VIP box inside the stadium.

Earlier this month, she appeared to be trying to blend into the background as she arrived at the UN General Assembly with her husband in a relaxed-fit gray suit with a simple black button-down underneath.

And when it comes to dressing down, Melania typically opts for loose-fitting button-up shirts. 

Suiting up: Melania doned a checkered Dior skirt suit for the opening ceremony of the third Invictus games in Toronto last week

Suiting up: Melania doned a checkered Dior skirt suit for the opening ceremony of the third Invictus games in Toronto last week

Suiting up: Melania doned a checkered Dior skirt suit for the opening ceremony of the third Invictus games in Toronto last week 

Fast friends: Upon her arrival at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, she shared a warm embrace with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Fast friends: Upon her arrival at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, she shared a warm embrace with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

All smiles: Melania and Trudeau later joined Prince Harry and the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the VIP box inside the stadium 

All smiles: Melania and Trudeau later joined Prince Harry and the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the VIP box inside the stadium 

She wore a white collared shirt to visit Hurricane Harvey victims in late August, and a plaid version with gold buttons to plant and harvest vegetables in the White House Garden last week. 

Melania paired the $1,380 red plaid Balmain shirt with skinny jeans and blue Converse sneakers as she joined students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington, D.C. in the White House Kitchen Garden on the first day of fall. 

Earlier this month, the first lady wore an eye-catching $2,950 neon pink coat to speak about anti-bullying at United Nations luncheon in New York. 

The designer coat by Delpozo featured voluminous sleeves and a matching wool belt that cinched her waist, and the fashion-forward look caused quite a stir on Twitter. 

Critics compared her coat to everything from a pink garbage bag to a neon tent, and some ironically suggested that she was being cyberbullied over her outfit. 

During a recent interview on The Dr. Oz show, Ivanka Trump came to her stepmother Melania’s defense when she was asked about members of her family being scrutinized over their appearances. 

‘I think Melania is an elegant, confident, poised woman, and I think talking about her fashion choices objectifies her, and it’s just inappropriate,’ she said.

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