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Ivanka Trump spends Sh2 million on UK visit wardrobe 'in bid to outshine Melania'

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Ivanka on day two of Trump's state visit to the UK

Since arriving in the UK Melania Trump's wardrobe has been a masterstroke in chic, understated dressing.

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And thanks to some clever styling tricks like her Gucci London landmark dress and her Burberry medal print blouse it's also won over the hosts.

Arriving at No 10 Downing Street today she even opted for an existing Celine coat from her wardrobe.

First spotted in June of last year Melania re-styled the coat with a black belt and patent heels.

There are lessons to be learned here. Her outfit oozed I'm happy to be here, I'm with Don, it's not all about me.

Melania Trump attending a garden party accompanied by Philip May wearing a Celine coat

Which brings us nicely onto Ivanka and the eye watering Sh1.8 million (£14K) she spent on outfits just for her first day.  Seriously?

These are not the actions of someone who's happy just to blend into the background.

Oh not Ivanka. For those of you who failed to notice her, this is what she wore.

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For a visit to the V&S museum Ivanka wore her most restrained outfit of the visit, a Sh75K (£590) Les Revieries dress.

Ivanka Trump wearing a Philip Treacy hat on a visit to Westminster Abbey
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner at Westminster Abbey - Ivanka wearing an ensemble by Alessandra Rich costing Sh250K
Ivanka Trump wearing a Sh1.2 million pale blue Carolina Herrera gown for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace

Later for a visit to Westminster Abbey she wore an outfit by Alessandra Rich, a favourite of Kate Middleton's.

The ensemble consisted of a Sh110K (£855) skirt, Sh73K (£565) belt and a Sh200K (£1,558.96) jacket.

She also added a rather conspicuous looking hat by milliner Philip Treacy that cost Sh250K (£1,950). 

All very beautiful, all very expensive and all very LOOK AT ME.

For the state banquet at Buckingham Palace she opted for a pale blue Carolina Herrera gown which featured a three quarter sleeve, floral embellishments and a billowy, pleated skirt.

A snip at Sh1.2 million (£9,233).

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Ivanka Trump leaving 10 Downing Street wearing head-to-toe Burberry totalling Sh290K

For a round table at St James' Palace she opted for a Sh218K (£1,700) Burberry polka dot two piece, bringing her grand total just shy of Sh2.05 million (£16K).

Her outfit consisted of a £850 blouse and a matching monochrome knee length pleated crepe de chine skirt also costing Sh100K (£850).

Ivanka finished off the look with a pair of Sh70K (£550) Burberry courts tipping her wardrobe over the £16k mark.

Not bad for two days 'work'.

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