Melania Trump's outfits as the First Lady
America’s first lady, Melania Trump is the wife to POTUS (President of the United States), Donald Trump. A former model, and mother to her son Barron, Mrs. Trump’s wardrobe is often the talk of the paparazzi due to her distinctive style that sharply differs from those of her First Lady predecessors. FLOTUS often chooses European labels over the American ones for her wardrobe. Her outfit choices often call for a public cry for being one of the most controversial and expensive ones in First Lady history.
Melania has been spotted in some very chic designer ensembles regularly, but her style has evolved a lot since Donald Trump became the US President in January 2017 as she took on the role of First Lady
The credit for Melania’s impeccable outfits goes to her Washington DC based stylist Naina Singla. Her stylist revealed that Melania loves monochromes and vibrant colors both. Sheath dresses and silhouettes that accentuate her waistline are her favorites too. Melania Trump’s style has become more refined, elegant and polished since she became the first lady. She doesn’t wear super conservative clothes, like many of the preceding first ladies and other royalties have chosen to. Although, her political-royal style is more conservative compared to what she wore in the past. In her younger days, Melania has been seen wearing form-fitting dresses and plunging necklines to babydoll dresses and mini skirts. The First lady now prefers pants over shorter hemlines to look more professional.
We have curated some of the best looks where you will be able to see notable differences between her then and nowadays style.
Some of her best looks from 2019
Melania was wearing Alexa Chung’s knee length leather coat to welcome the Prime Minister & his wife Monika Babišová of the Czech Republic.
This look could remain Melania’s most controversial look of the year 2019. In a recent trip to Kenya, she wore a men’s-style black-belted off-white colored trousers, paired with a white shirt, black tie and double-breasted jacket. Notice that black-banded fedora on her head? That’s the accessory in her outfit that caused a lot of hullabaloo in the media. The hat is actually in the shape of the pith helmet which is significant in Africa and Asia. It was widely worn by European colonial armies and had also become common civilian wear for Westerners in the tropics by the 19th century. Hence, it is considered by many as a symbol of colonial oppression.
First Lady Melania Trump wore a bright pink coat-dress to welcome South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife, Kim Jung-soo, at the White House on April 11, 2019.
First Lady Melania Trump visited West Gate Elementary School in Florida, on March 28, 2019.
Looks like Melania doesn’t shy away from repeating her favorite outfits. This one is a $4,220 pastel pink pant-suit pink by fashion designer Emilio Pucci.
Some of Melania Trump’s best looks from 2018
Melania was a popular fashion model during her modeling days, but since her husband Donald John Trump, began his presidency as the US President in 2017, Mrs. Trump has been spending much of her time attending important events and promoting campaigns. With fast evolving fashion and personal preferences in today’s times, it’s no surprise that the 48-year-old First Lady has majorly altered her fashion aesthetic in recent years.
Melania at the White House in Washington D.C., wearing a double double-breasted peacoat and skinny maroon trousers. Her white and maroon Adidas trainers caused much stir on March 8, 2019.
Melania wore a silver glittery Chanel gown (on the left) for a state dinner at the White House with French President Emmanuel Macron and the French first lady, Brigitte.
The yellow J. Mendel gown that Melania Trump wore during the first family’s first official visit to London in 2018 was probably the most talked about outfits of her last year. The long flowy chiffon gown was worn by her on July 12, 2018.
For the American independence day last year, Melania Trump dazzled in a blue maxi length gingham dress by Ralph Lauren and paired with a bright red bow-tie waist belt by Alexander Mcqueen. She joined the President on the occasion that was on 4 July, 2018.
She wore a gorgeous sheer white Elie Saab dress in tea length. She paired it with nude colored Christian Louboutin pumps while attending a NATO cocktail party in Brussels.
FLOTUS opted for a blush pink wrap dress by the label Proenza Schouler for her first meeting with the Queen of Jordan, Queen Rania.
This is what FLOTUS wore when the First Lady of Kenya visited the White House in 2018. A yellow floral midi skirt skirt with a sleeveless blush pink top and matching pumps made her look finely chic.
Melania in a belted cream skirt suit while accompanying Mr. Trump on his meeting with the 92-year-old British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
First Lady Melania Trump returning back to D.C. with the president on July 8, 2018, after spending a weekend in New Jersey. Mrs. Trump scintillated in a tropical dress and burnt orange shoes and a belt.
The First Lady wore a beautiful black and white striped dress on April 17, 2018, while arriving for dinner at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Melania when she arrived in Finland in 2018.
Some of Melania Trump's best looks from 2017
Melania Trump’s most talked-about outfit of 2017 was seen during the 2017 G7 Summit in Sicily. She stepped out in a Dolce & Gabbana embroidered jacket worth $70,000. The price tag was enough to cause a tittle-tattle that soon turned into a controversy.
Much like the former First Lady Michelle Obama, Melania Trump is a fan of the designer known as Delpozo. Melania wore a $2,650 Delpozo color-blocked dress in July 2017 during her overseas travels. The midi dress with bright colors got a big reaction for obvious reasons. But this outfit proves how much Melania loves calf-length sleeveless dresses
Melania Trump wore a sheath powder blue dress while hosting Mrs. Varela of Panama at the White House in 2017.
Melania wore a snow-white, custom made Dior dress and looked no lesser than an angel. Her look had everyone dreaming of a white Christmas. That year, she also decorated the White House halls in white frosted Christmas trees and was surprised with a spectacular Nutcracker Ballet performance in the presidential home.