Melania Trump Debuts a Black Sleeveless Dress & Towering Pumps for the Presidential Debate

Claudia Miller
·2 min read

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Melania Trump made her first public appearance in weeks as she joined her husband, President Donald Trump, for the final presidential debates in Nashville, Tenn., last night.

Embarking on Air Force 1 from the White House yesterday afternoon, the first lady opted for an all-black look for the eventful evening. The cinched collared dress featured a sleeveless fit and a midi-length hemline, reminiscent of designs from Christian Dior. Later in the evening, as she returned from Tennessee, the former model layered on a coordinating trench coat to stay warm.

When it came down to footwear, Melania kept within her typical style and went with a classic black pump from Christian Louboutin. Opting for the Frech label’s So Kate silhouette, the heels feature a sleek patent leather upper atop a pointed-toe design and a low-dipping vamp.

Finished off with a signature red sole and a towering 5-ich stiletto heel, you can shop the style for $795. at Net-a-Porter.

For Melania Trump, her black look yesterday is just one of many statement outfit combinations in her closet. Her designer-filled selection includes pieces from Ralph Lauren and Gucci, as well as bespoke designs from her personal stylist, Herve Pierre, former creative director for Carolina Herrera. In addition to her patent black pair, the former model oftentimes favors towering heels like the aforementioned Christian Louboutin’s signature So Kate 5-inch heels as well as Manolo Blahnik’s BB pumps, a classic design inspired by French style icon Brigitte Bardot. She has also been spotted in flatter styles from Roger Vivier and Dior.

Take inspiration from Melania Trump’s patent pumps with these more wallet-friendly takes on the trend.

Steve Madden, black pumps
Steve Madden, black pumps

To Buy: Steve Madden Vala Pumps, $95.

schutz, pumps
schutz, pumps

To Buy: Schutz Caiolea Pumps, $98.

Calvin Klein Brady Pump, black heels
Calvin Klein Brady Pump, black heels

To Buy: Calvin Klein Brady Heels, $55 (was $109).

Click through the gallery to have a look at even more of Melania Trump’s statement footwear styles throughout the years.

Launch Gallery: 32 Times Melania Trump Wore Statement-Making Pumps

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