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Jill Biden just took style inspiration from Meghan Markle – and it's stunning

The new First Lady wore a special dress to end Joe Biden's inauguration day

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Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
January 22, 2021
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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden appeared to take inspiration from none other than the Duchess of Sussex when it came it her final outfit for her husband President Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.

Dr. Biden looked sensational in a custom-made, ivory, double-breasted cashmere jacket and matching silk wool cady dress by New York designer Gabriela Hearst – whose designs have also been spotted on Kate Middleton.

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But it was the special finishing touches on Dr. Biden's ensemble that drew similarities to Meghan's now-iconic Givenchy wedding gown.

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The First Lady's frock featured embroidery along the organza bodice and sleeves, which highlighted the official flowers from every state and territory in the United States, according to a press release from the designer.

Similarly, Meghan's beautiful wedding veil was embroidered with the national flowers of each of the 53 Commonwealth countries.

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Dr. Jill Biden's dress featured the official flowers from every state and territory in the United States

Dr. Biden's matching coat also featured the flowers of the country's states and territories – each taking two hours to apply – and an embroidered quote from Benjamin Franklin on the lining, which read: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Designer Gabriela revealed that she had taken the Biden's message of unity as inspiration for Dr. Biden's outfit, uniting all the state flowers to create something beautiful. "Unity makes strength, and it is needed for the road ahead," she added in her statement.

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Meghan's veil was embroidered with the national flowers of each of the 53 Commonwealth countries

Meanwhile, Meghan said of her veil: "It was important for me, especially now being part of the royal family, to have all 53 of the commonwealth countries incorporated.

"And I knew it would be a fun surprise for my now husband - he didn't know! He was really over the moon to find that I would make this choice for our day together, and I think the other members of the family had a similar reaction."

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