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Michelle Obama Wore Naeem Khan to the Cuban State Dinner

Photos: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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Michelle Obama opted for a floral paisley Naeem Khan dress for a state dinner in Havana with Cuban President Raúl Castro as part of the family's Cuba visit.

The knee-length, long-sleeved dress's color scheme is well within her sartorial wheelhouse, and the First Lady kept it simple in terms of accessories with black pumps and dangly earrings.

The dress retailed for $4,490 on Moda Operandi, and judging from the Moda gallery, MObama's version of the dress might be a little less low-cut.

The designer is a favorite of the First Family: Sasha and Malia wore Naeem Khan gowns earlier this month for their very first state dinner, and Michelle Obama wore a Naeem Khan dress to her first state dinner too.

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The First Lady also shared a photo of her girls sightseeing on their spring break trip. It's all very d'aww.

Mis niñas. ❤️ #CubaVisit

A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on