Melania Trump wore $1,600 plaid coat to greet Christmas tree

Melania Trump busted out the plaid on Monday. (Photo: Getty Images)

Picking out a Christmas tree is serious business. Even more serious? Greeting the official White House Christmas tree, which is why the first lady wore an appropriate and expensive coat to do the honors.

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On Monday, Melania Trump and son Barron took part in the time-honored tradition, during which a military quartet played holiday music as a horse-drawn wagon carried the 19.5-foot fir from Wisconsin up the White House driveway, according to US News & World Report.

For the very special occasion, Melania wore a subtly holiday-themed outfit consisting of a red turtleneck and a long red-and-blue plaid wool coat that she draped over her shoulders — as usual. The coat is Calvin Klein and retails for $3,200 (although it is on sale right now for $1,600). It comes with a belt, but Melania nixed it for today’s activities. Her almost $700 red cashmere ribbed turtleneck was from Ralph Lauren. She also wore a pair of leather knee-high heeled boots by Victoria Beckham that cost $1,650.

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And she wasn’t the only Trump wearing plaid yesterday. First daughter Ivanka Trump stepped out in a black top with a light checked pattern, along with matching flared pants.

Mad-for-plaid minds think alike.

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