While not everyone might agree with President Donald Trump’s politics, few people can debate that his wife, Melania Trump, is one well-dressed First Lady.
Melania Trump is not immersed in public life as deeply as other First Ladies have been; she appears to be a rather private person. But when she does step into the light, she is extremely hard to miss.
There is even a website – White House Wardrobe – dedicated to cataloging some of Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump’s clothing items and accessories.
From the sky blue Ralph Lauren inauguration outfit that many commented channeled Jackie Kennedy, to a recent shot from her trip abroad with the President where she is wearing a seemingly subtle white dress – with knockout red-patterned heels, the First Lady has a strong sense of fashion, and she is not afraid to show it.
“Not unlike First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Melania Trump is a natural in her sense of what is right for each time and place,” said Herb Kosterlitz, of Peggy Jennings Designs, whose clients are primarily first ladies. “This became clear with her wardrobe selection for the Inauguration. From the powder blue, double-face wool jacket dress to the white and black ball gown, she presented a perception of refined modernity.”
“On the recent nine-day trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel [and] the Vatican,” among other countries, Kosterlitz said, “she glided the world runways with grace and fashion that was only enhanced by her ever-present smile.”
“Surely, the wide belt constantly accessorizing and accenting her waist will become a fashion staple for every woman in the months to come,” he added. “She is a First Lady of whom every American can be proud.”
Here are some of Melania Trump’s notable outfits:
The First Lady donned an elegant, sky blue ensemble by Ralph Lauren on January 20 during her husband’s swearing in.
Later that evening, she wore a white gown during the Inaugural Ball.
On February 11, the President and First Lady visited with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his wife, Akie Abe; Melania Trump wore a black dress with lace overlay and detail.
On February 15, Melania Trump and her husband met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara Netanyahu. The First Lady wore a cream-colored suit with gold button details.
At the International Women of Courage Award Ceremony in March, the First Lady looked stunning in a cream jacket dress.
The First Lady also posted this outfit to her Instagram.
During a visit to the Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., the First Lady stood out in a gorgeous green dress.
During an April visit with Chinese President Xi Jingping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, Melania Trump wore a knee-length red dress with flower details.
On Easter, the First Lady certainly wore her Sunday best, donning a white dress with a gold belt.
At the First Lady Luncheon on April 26, Melania Trump wore a deep blue ensemble with a dark brown belt.
When the First Lady took a walk the next day with Juliana Awada, wife of Argentine President Mauricio Macri, all eyes were on her olive green jacket and skirt, with black stitching and button details.
On May 5, Melania Trump wore a spectacular one-shoulder yellow dress to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Battle of the Coral Sea with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife.
During the President’s first trip abroad in May, Melania Trump was not to be missed.
She departed from Joint Base Andrews in a vibrant orange pencil skirt.
Melania Trump and the President arrived at the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and she wore an elegant black pant ensemble with a large gold belt.
Then there was a showstopper pink gown that she wore at Murabba Palace, being escorted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
At the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the First Lady wore what initially looked like a simple white jacket and skirt – but it was the red-striped heels that stole the show.
At the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Italy, the First Lady was respectful and refined, wearing a black lace veil in the Chapel.
At Queen Fabiola Children’s University Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, Melania Trump donned a beige jacket and suit.
In Sicily at the end of May, the First Lady dazzled in what looked to be a silver, sparkling long-sleeved dress.
She also posted a photo to Instagram the same day wearing a white cocktail dress while surrounded by troops.
On June 20, Melania Trump posted a photo to her Instagram, and she was wearing a baby blue dress with large button details.