The French First Lady Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump both wore blue at inaugurations

On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated. By his side was his wife, now first lady Brigitte Macron.

Brigitte Macron wore a powder blue Louis Vuitton military jacket and dress:

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According to Yahoo, this soon drew a comparison to U.S. first lady Melania Trump. At Donald Trump's inauguration in January, Melania wore a powder blue Ralph Lauren outfit:

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Why did both first ladies opt for that shade of blue? "It's associated with intelligence, trust and security, and the lighter the blue shade becomes, the more sympathetic, personal, warm and communicative it is perceived," Image Consultant Sylvie di Giusto told Yahoo.

The light blue is popular in both business and politics, and similar shades -- Island Paradise and Niagara -- are in Pantone's top 10 colors for spring 2017.

Glam4Good founder Mary Alice Stephenson told Yahoo that the pastel color was a subtle choice. "You wear red and it's too bright and 'look at me'; it steals all the attention away from the man beside you."

Stephenson continued, "You wear white, it's a little too holier-than-thou and wedding day. Black — too dark, too down, too sad. Navy blue, same kind of thing. Yellow, not so good on blondes."

From the similarities, it seems that Macron was channeling Melania, even accidentally.

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Queen Mathilde of Belguim and U.S. first lady Melania Trump, wearing dazzling, Hollywood glam red dresses for a formal evening. 

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Queen Mathilde of Belgium, U.S. first lady Melania Trump, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and first lady of Argentina Juliana Awada, all dressed in elegant powder blues. 

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Queen Rania of Jordan, wearing high wrapped necklines on their dresses.

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Queen Letizia of Spain in statement-making, glamorous red coats.

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Queen Letizia of Spain, first lady of Argentina Juliana Awada and U.S. first lady Melania Trump wearing belted, pastel hues and perfectly matching shoes.

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