What Melania Wore To Deliver A Big Speech At The White House [PHOTOS]

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Melania Trump delivered a remarkable speech Thursday at the White House about combating the opioid crisis in a gorgeous black dress.

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives with First Lady Melania Trump before he speaks about administration plans to combat the nation's opioid crisis in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump arrives at the East Room in the White House with first lady Melania Trump. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

First Lady Melania Trump speaks before US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on combatting drug demand and the opioid crisis on October 26, 2017 in the East Room of the White House in washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The first lady looked striking in the dress with 3/4 length sleeves. It went down just past her knees, and she wore matching black high heels.

She set the perfect tone of compassion and understanding when she took the mic ahead of President Donald Trump’s speech about the crisis.

First Lady Melania Trump speaks before US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on combatting drug demand and the opioid crisis on October 26, 2017 in the East Room of the White House in washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on October 26, 2017 is to declare the opioid crisis a "nationwide public health emergency," stepping up the fight against an epidemic that kills more than 100 Americans every day, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

“We are here today because of your courage,” Trump explained, as she praised the survivors of the drug. “The opioid epidemic has effected more than 2 million Americans nationwide and sadly the number continues to rise.”

At one point, she turned to one of the ladies in the group who has survived addiction and praised her for being in her 10th year of recovery. (RELATED: Melania Rocks Lavender Coat And Jeans During Visit To Michigan School [VIDEO])

First Lady Melania Trump speaks before US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on combating drug demand and the opioid crisis on October 26, 2017 in the East Room of the White House in washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on October 26, 2017 is to declare the opioid crisis a "nationwide public health emergency," stepping up the fight against an epidemic that kills more than 100 Americans every day, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

 (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

“We are so proud of you, Sabrah, for all you have overcome and pray for you as you continue on this journey,” the first lady shared.

Later President Donald Trump declared “a nationwide public health emergency” to deal with the crisis.

First Lady Melania Trump speaks before US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on combating drug demand and the opioid crisis on October 26, 2017 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on October 26, 2017 is to declare the opioid crisis a "nationwide public health emergency," stepping up the fight against an epidemic that kills more than 100 Americans every day, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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