In her first year as First Lady, Melania Trump amazed with the world of fashion and politics with one gorgeous outfit after another. Becoming an inspiration of fashion by selling out the exact outfits worn also caused a bit of controversy due to her love for luxury high-end designer brands. Despite the noise, the gorgeous First Lady has definitely shown the world that she is the queen of fashion with her outfit choices all making a diplomatic statement.
From the First Lady powder blue Ralph Lauren Inauguration Day outfit to her countless colorful dresses, tailored pieces and coats worn in 2017, Political Fashion gathered the best 17 outfits Melania wore during her first year as our gracious first lady.
January 20 — For her husband, President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Melania turned to the most iconic name in American fashion and wore a Ralph Lauren powder blue cashmere mock turtleneck dress, topped with a matching cropped cutaway powder blue jacket. She paired the dress with matching blue suede gloves, also from the Ralph Lauren Collection and pumps.
January 20 — At night, for the Liberty and Freedom Inaugural Ball, Melania wore a custom made off-the-shoulder gown by Hervé Pierre
February 27 — For President Trump’s first State of the Address to Congress, Melania wore an embellished Michael Kors jacket and skirt.
April 5 — Greeting King Abdullah II of Jordan and his wife, the world’s most stylish royals, Queen Rania, Melania wore an emerald green long sleeve form-fitting belted dress from Hervé Pierre. The dress featured a scarf detailing and was paired with a black belt and snakeskin black Christian Louboutin pumps.
April 27 — In her most daring fashion move to date, Melania wore a green military-inspired Altuzarra two-piece jacket and side-slit skirt featured from Altuzarra’s Spring 2017 runway show as she welcomed Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada to the White House. Detailed with snake-stamped trim, Melania paired the outfit with white python Manolo Blahnik BB pumps.
May 20 — For the first stop of the President Middle Eastern tour, Melania landed in Saudi Arabia wearing a Stella McCartney black jumpsuit. The wide-leg, key-hole neckline with cuffed sleeves jumpsuit was paired with an oversized gold python belt from Saint Laurent.
May 26 — Melania stepped out in Sicily, Italy wearing a $51,000 Dolce & Gabbana brightly colored floral printed jacket. She paired the coat with a D&G purse valued at more than $1,000, as well as a dress from the label. This jacket was one of her most expensive outfits to date that sparked controversy based on the price tag alone.
June 27 — Melania welcomed India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House wearing a bright yellow belted saffron floral-print crepe Emilio Pucci floor-length dress. The dress from Pucci’s Pre-Fall ’17 collection retails for $2,160.
July 5 — For her second international trip to the G20 summit in Germany, Melania opted for a classic minimal everyday look. Boarding Air Force One, Melania donned a pair of cropped checked print Valentino wide-leg blush trouser with along with a plain long-sleeve black knit sweater. The Valentino pants goes for $1,790 at Neiman Marcus. She completed the look by accessorizing her outfit with black suede Manolo Blahnik pumps and a black crocodile skin Hermès Birkin handbag.
July 13 — Melania arrived in Paris wearing a red suit bar jacket and A-line skirt set from Christian Dior. The outfit was specifically picked out by Melania’s stylist designer Hervé Pierre to celebrate Dior 70th anniversary and the “Christian Dior: Couturier du Reve.”
July 25 — Heading to Ohio for her husband’s rally, Melania wore a bright pink Monique Lhuillier floral dress, paired with matching pink suede Christian Louboutin pumps.
August 20 — After a month hiatus, Melania returned to the White House wearing a sleeveless, midi-length yellow and white dress from Delpozo. The summer dress originally retailed for $2,300 was sold out in less than a day. She completed the look with taupe suede Manolo Blahnik’s BB 4-inch stiletto pumps.
September 15 — Joining the President at the White House Historical Association dinner in the State Dining Room, Melania wore a dazzling head to toe sequin gown by Monique Lhuillier. The silver gown from Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall ’17 collection featured a velvet ribbon tie at the waist and a cape and is retailed for $8,000 on Bergdorf Goodman.
October 11 — Melania looks great in dresses and gowns, but she showed the fashion world how flawless a business attire can look. Welcoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoir Trudeau to the White House, Melania donned a relaxed pinstripe Ralph Lauren power suit. Underneath her matching gray suit, Melania wore a crisp white button-down shirt with a black tie left undone.
November 7 — The first lady arrived alongside President Trump in Seoul, South Korea, sporting an avant-garde dark plum Delpozo cape coat with structural sleeves. Melania kept the ensemble polished with a bright pair of purple Louboutin pumps. The coat retails for $4,000 and was the first of a few #OOTD she wore for the 11-day Asia tour.
November 9 — Melania donned a stunning Chinese-inspired embellished with pink flowers Dolce and Gabbana gown as she met with President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuana on day five of the 11-day Asia tour.
November 27 — Unveiling the White House Christmas decoration, Melania wore an elegant white bell-sleeve Christian Dior midi dress. She completed the look with matching gold belt and gold snakeskin Manolo Blahnik pumps.