First Lady Melania Trump's Style Evolution

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Melania's casual flannel look was perfect for vegetable picking at her event in the White House Kitchen Garden.

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<p>Melania's casual flannel look was perfect for vegetable picking at her event in the White House Kitchen Garden.</p>

Melania's casual flannel look was perfect for vegetable picking at her event in the White House Kitchen Garden.

<p>FLOTUS wore a fall-inspired outfit to host her first White House Kitchen Garden event. She opted for a simple plaid shirt, dark blue skinny jeans, and Converse sneakers. </p>
September 22, 2017

FLOTUS wore a fall-inspired outfit to host her first White House Kitchen Garden event. She opted for a simple plaid shirt, dark blue skinny jeans, and Converse sneakers.

<p>Melania Trump <a href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/a12444274/melania-trump-united-nations-speech/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:delivered her first United Nations speech" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">delivered her first United Nations speech</a> and addressed her campaign against bullying. For the event she wore a bright pink Delpozo coat dress and pumps of the same color.</p>
September 20, 2017

Melania Trump delivered her first United Nations speech and addressed her campaign against bullying. For the event she wore a bright pink Delpozo coat dress and pumps of the same color.

<p>The First Lady spoke at the White House Historical Association reception in a Monique Lhuillier gown.</p>
September 15, 2017

The First Lady spoke at the White House Historical Association reception in a Monique Lhuillier gown.

<p>Melania led a moment of silence with President Trump to commemorate the lives lost during the 2001 terrorist attacks. For the service, FLOTUS wore a black, belted jacquard coat with black heels to match - fitting for the somber occasion.</p>
September 11, 2017

Melania led a moment of silence with President Trump to commemorate the lives lost during the 2001 terrorist attacks. For the service, FLOTUS wore a black, belted jacquard coat with black heels to match - fitting for the somber occasion.

<p>Departing Marine One from her return trip from Camp David, FLOTUS sported a fire engine red blouse with dark pants, a nude tote, and sunglasses. </p>
September 10, 2017

Departing Marine One from her return trip from Camp David, FLOTUS sported a fire engine red blouse with dark pants, a nude tote, and sunglasses.

<p>Melania was infamously photographed wearing stiletto heels, black slacks, and an olive green jacket while departing on Marine One to visit the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. She later changed into sneakers before arriving in Texas.</p>
August 29, 2017

Melania was infamously photographed wearing stiletto heels, black slacks, and an olive green jacket while departing on Marine One to visit the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. She later changed into sneakers before arriving in Texas.

<p>Melania was spotted walking to the helicopter to Camp David wearing a sleeveless green dress and vibrant orange heels. She's with her son Barron and her husband's grandson, Joseph Kushner.</p>
August 25, 2017

Melania was spotted walking to the helicopter to Camp David wearing a sleeveless green dress and vibrant orange heels. She's with her son Barron and her husband's grandson, Joseph Kushner.

<p>To watch the solar eclipse on the White House balcony, Melania paired a slim-fitting black dress with a pair of protective eye glasses.</p>
August 21, 2017

To watch the solar eclipse on the White House balcony, Melania paired a slim-fitting black dress with a pair of protective eye glasses.

<p>On August 20, Melania was seen walking to board Air Force One wearing a midi-length yellow-and-white dress from Spanish brand Delpozo and a pair of nude heels. The $2,300 frock is already sold out.</p>
August 20, 2017

On August 20, Melania was seen walking to board Air Force One wearing a midi-length yellow-and-white dress from Spanish brand Delpozo and a pair of nude heels. The $2,300 frock is already sold out.

<p>It's rare to see the first lady wearing a print, but at her husband's rally in Youngstown, Ohio, Melania chose a bright floral dress by Monique Lhuillier. </p>
July 25, 2017

It's rare to see the first lady wearing a print, but at her husband's rally in Youngstown, Ohio, Melania chose a bright floral dress by Monique Lhuillier.

<p>Melania paired a fitted white dress with oversized sunglasses at the Women's Open Golf Championship at <a href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/travel-guide/g9542605/trump-national-bedminster-things-to-know/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster</a> over the weekend. At this point, Trump has visited his family's business properties more than 50 times over the course of his presidency.</p>
July 16, 2017

Melania paired a fitted white dress with oversized sunglasses at the Women's Open Golf Championship at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster over the weekend. At this point, Trump has visited his family's business properties more than 50 times over the course of his presidency.

<p>For the Bastille Day parade in Paris, the first lady picked a Valentino A-lined dress, with a subtle red, white, and blue print in honor of the holiday festivities.</p>
July 14, 2017

For the Bastille Day parade in Paris, the first lady picked a Valentino A-lined dress, with a subtle red, white, and blue print in honor of the holiday festivities.

<p>In Paris with her husband for meetings with French president Emmanuel Macron, Melania Trump wears red Dior for a visit to Necker Hospital for children.</p>
July 13, 2017

In Paris with her husband for meetings with French president Emmanuel Macron, Melania Trump wears red Dior for a visit to Necker Hospital for children.

<p>The first lady wore a black suit and sunglasses before departing on Air Force 1 for a visit to France.</p>
July 12, 2014

The first lady wore a black suit and sunglasses before departing on Air Force 1 for a visit to France.

<p>The president and first lady disembark from Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland following a 4-day trip to Poland and Germany for the G20 Summit.</p>
July 8, 2017

The president and first lady disembark from Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland following a 4-day trip to Poland and Germany for the G20 Summit.

<p>For a final appearance at the G20 summit, Melania Trump wore a grey and white Herve Pierre dress (Pierre designed her inauguration gown), a red Bottega Veneta coat that <a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Bottega-Veneta-Double-Cashmere-Wrap-Coat/prod189410180/p.prod?ecid=NMCS__GooglePLA&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=NMCS__GooglePLA&utm_campaign=BottegaVeneta&ecid=NMAF__Skimlinks.com&CS_003=5630585&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=NMAF__Skimlinks.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:retails" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">retails</a> for $5,400, and silver snakeskin Manolo Blahniks.</p>
July 8, 2017

For a final appearance at the G20 summit, Melania Trump wore a grey and white Herve Pierre dress (Pierre designed her inauguration gown), a red Bottega Veneta coat that retails for $5,400, and silver snakeskin Manolo Blahniks.

<p>The first lady wore a <a href="http://www.vogue.com/article/melania-trump-michael-kors-christian-louboutin-g20-summit-celebrity-first-lady-style" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:high-necked white flapper-inspired dress by Michael Kors" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">high-necked white flapper-inspired dress by Michael Kors</a> to a concert and dinner for world leaders at the G20 Summit in Hamburg.</p>
July 7, 2017

The first lady wore a high-necked white flapper-inspired dress by Michael Kors to a concert and dinner for world leaders at the G20 Summit in Hamburg.

<p>FLOTUS opted for a bold, brightly colored dress by Delpozo while visiting Poland. The ankle-length, sleeveless dress was solid navy at the top with hot pink designs on the skirt.</p>
July 6, 2017

FLOTUS opted for a bold, brightly colored dress by Delpozo while visiting Poland. The ankle-length, sleeveless dress was solid navy at the top with hot pink designs on the skirt.

<p>Melania Trump landed in Warsaw, Poland in an emerald suede Diane Von Furstenberg coat. </p>
July 5, 2017

Melania Trump landed in Warsaw, Poland in an emerald suede Diane Von Furstenberg coat.

<p>Melania Trump wore plaid Valentino trousers for the first day of her second international trip with the president. She carried with her a crocodile-skinned Birkin bag (<a href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/fashion-trends/a9956043/birkin-bag-auction-hong-kong/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:a iconic style" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">a iconic style</a>), and a pair of black visor sunglasses to match. </p>
July 5, 2017

Melania Trump wore plaid Valentino trousers for the first day of her second international trip with the president. She carried with her a crocodile-skinned Birkin bag (a iconic style), and a pair of black visor sunglasses to match.

<p>The president and first lady head to Air Force One for a trip to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ for the 4th of July weekend. Melania looked festive with a classic white collared shirt, a red and white checkered skirt, and (if you notice) pale blue stilettos. </p>
June 30, 2017

The president and first lady head to Air Force One for a trip to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ for the 4th of July weekend. Melania looked festive with a classic white collared shirt, a red and white checkered skirt, and (if you notice) pale blue stilettos.

<p>The first lady stepped out to greet the South Korean President in a rose pink peplum dress by Roland Mouret, nude Louboutin pumps, and minimal jewelry.</p>
June 29, 2017

The first lady stepped out to greet the South Korean President in a rose pink peplum dress by Roland Mouret, nude Louboutin pumps, and minimal jewelry.

<p>FLOTUS accompanied the president in seeing off the Indian Prime Minister from the White House in a bright yellow Emilio Pucci floral dress.</p>
June 26, 2017

FLOTUS accompanied the president in seeing off the Indian Prime Minister from the White House in a bright yellow Emilio Pucci floral dress.

<p>Melania took it down a notch from Dolce & Gabbana for the Congressional Picnic. For the event, she sported a Mary Katrantzou dress with a rainbow windowpane check.</p>
June 22, 2017

Melania took it down a notch from Dolce & Gabbana for the Congressional Picnic. For the event, she sported a Mary Katrantzou dress with a rainbow windowpane check.

<p>FLOTUS awaited the Panamanian President and his wife in a formfitting. sky blue dress, which she paired with floral pumps.</p>
June 19, 2017

FLOTUS awaited the Panamanian President and his wife in a formfitting. sky blue dress, which she paired with floral pumps.

<p>FLOTUS appeared with the President at the Ford's Theatre annual gala in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. She wore a cream silk gown by Monique Lhuillier.</p>
June 4, 2017

FLOTUS appeared with the President at the Ford's Theatre annual gala in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. She wore a cream silk gown by Monique Lhuillier.

<p>The First Lady wore Dolce and Gabbana during her visit to the Ancient Greek Theatre in Taormina during President Trump's first overseas trip.</p>
May 26, 2017

The First Lady wore Dolce and Gabbana during her visit to the Ancient Greek Theatre in Taormina during President Trump's first overseas trip.

<p>Melania Trump stepped out in Taormina, Italy wearing a $51,000 Dolce & Gabbana jacket with brightly colored floral print.</p>
May 26, 2017

Melania Trump stepped out in Taormina, Italy wearing a $51,000 Dolce & Gabbana jacket with brightly colored floral print.

<p>Melania poses with other First Ladies of the world from Iceland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, and the Queen of Belgium. She dressed for the diplomatic dinner in a Dolce & Gabbana black lace dress and black stilettos. </p>
May 25, 2017

Melania poses with other First Ladies of the world from Iceland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, and the Queen of Belgium. She dressed for the diplomatic dinner in a Dolce & Gabbana black lace dress and black stilettos.

<p>Melania arrives at the Magritte Museum in Brussels, Belgium wearing <a href="http://www.vogue.com/article/first-lady-melania-trump-maison-ullens-herve-pierre-style" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:a skirt suit designed by" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">a skirt suit designed by</a> Myriam Ullens de Schooten, a Belgian designer.</p>
May 25, 2017

Melania arrives at the Magritte Museum in Brussels, Belgium wearing a skirt suit designed by Myriam Ullens de Schooten, a Belgian designer.

<p>For her meeting with the King and Queen of Belgium, the First Lady wore a Michael Kors collection ensemble: a gingham suit dress and matching gingham Manolo Blahnik pumps.</p>
May 24, 2017

For her meeting with the King and Queen of Belgium, the First Lady wore a Michael Kors collection ensemble: a gingham suit dress and matching gingham Manolo Blahnik pumps.

<p>FLOTUS wore a <a href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/fashion-trends/g9923727/pope-dress-code-presidents-royals/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:very traditional Vatican ensemble" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">very traditional Vatican ensemble</a> to meet with the Pope: a modest black dress and a black lace veil by Italian designer Dolce & Gabbana. </p>
May 23, 2017

FLOTUS wore a very traditional Vatican ensemble to meet with the Pope: a modest black dress and a black lace veil by Italian designer Dolce & Gabbana.

<p>The Trumps visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, where FLOTUS wore a white suit with a pencil skirt and belted blazer by Michael Kors. </p>
May 22, 2017

The Trumps visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, where FLOTUS wore a white suit with a pencil skirt and belted blazer by Michael Kors.

<p>On the first stop of their tour, the President and First Lady landed in Saudi Arabia. She wore a Stella McCartney jumpsuit tailored with a gold high-waist belt by Ralph Lauren. The outfit did not include a headscarf, which caused a stir <a href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/a9900221/melania-trump-saudi-arabia/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:due to the President's previous comments" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">due to the President's previous comments</a>. </p>
May 20, 2017

On the first stop of their tour, the President and First Lady landed in Saudi Arabia. She wore a Stella McCartney jumpsuit tailored with a gold high-waist belt by Ralph Lauren. The outfit did not include a headscarf, which caused a stir due to the President's previous comments.

<p>The President and First Lady board Air Force One for their Middle Eastern tour. Melania wore a Hervé Pierre orange leather skirt and long-sleeve sweater.</p>
May 19, 2017

The President and First Lady board Air Force One for their Middle Eastern tour. Melania wore a Hervé Pierre orange leather skirt and long-sleeve sweater.

<p>For the <a href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/the-scene/g9517947/white-house-easter-egg-roll-photos-2017/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:White House Easter Egg Roll" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">White House Easter Egg Roll</a>, Melania Trump stepped out in a sleeveless, pale pink dress by Herve Pierre, who designed her inauguration gown. She wore pink pointed-toe flats with the sheer ensemble.</p>
April 17, 2017

For the White House Easter Egg Roll, Melania Trump stepped out in a sleeveless, pale pink dress by Herve Pierre, who designed her inauguration gown. She wore pink pointed-toe flats with the sheer ensemble.

<p>The Presidential Family <a href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/news/a9923/doanld-trump-mar-a-lago/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:attended Easter service in Palm Beach" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">attended Easter service in Palm Beach</a>. For the day, Melania wore a white dress with a gold belt and neon pastel stilettos to spark Easter cheer.</p>
April 16, 2017

The Presidential Family attended Easter service in Palm Beach. For the day, Melania wore a white dress with a gold belt and neon pastel stilettos to spark Easter cheer.

<p>The First Lady and Peng Liyuan, wife of the Chinese President, toured four classes at Bak Middle School of the Arts. Melania Trump took on a stylish look with her dark navy pantsuit and floral scarf.</p>
April 7, 2017

The First Lady and Peng Liyuan, wife of the Chinese President, toured four classes at Bak Middle School of the Arts. Melania Trump took on a stylish look with her dark navy pantsuit and floral scarf.

<p>The First Lady prepared to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife for a formal dinner at Mar-a-Lago. She wore a $5,500 Valentino dress with daisy accents, which she shortened from its original ankle-length hemline. She chose to wear the color red, traditionally symbolizing good fortune in Chinese culture.</p>
April 6, 2017

The First Lady prepared to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife for a formal dinner at Mar-a-Lago. She wore a $5,500 Valentino dress with daisy accents, which she shortened from its original ankle-length hemline. She chose to wear the color red, traditionally symbolizing good fortune in Chinese culture.

<p>To greet King Abdullah II of Jordan and his wife Queen Rania, Melania wore a jade belted Herve Pierre dress with a gathered front and slit skirt. She finished the outfit with a pair of black snake-print heels by Christian Louboutin, a known favorite of hers.</p>
April 5, 2017

To greet King Abdullah II of Jordan and his wife Queen Rania, Melania wore a jade belted Herve Pierre dress with a gathered front and slit skirt. She finished the outfit with a pair of black snake-print heels by Christian Louboutin, a known favorite of hers.

<p>The First Lady arrives at the Women's History Month event hosted at The White House. She dressed for the occasion in white - a color of the women's suffrage movement - modeling a coat by The Row. She completes the outfit with a pair of Christian Louboutin heels.</p>
March 29, 2017

The First Lady arrives at the Women's History Month event hosted at The White House. She dressed for the occasion in white - a color of the women's suffrage movement - modeling a coat by The Row. She completes the outfit with a pair of Christian Louboutin heels.

<p>Melania sported a custom-made red coat designed by Alice Roi with gloves and leather belt to match. She accessorized with her favorite Gucci sunglasses.</p>
Off to Mar-a-Lago, March 17

Melania sported a custom-made red coat designed by Alice Roi with gloves and leather belt to match. She accessorized with her favorite Gucci sunglasses.

<p>For her Women's Day luncheon held at the White House, First Lady Melania wore a sleeveless Ralph Lauren dress with leather trim.</p>
International Women's Day Luncheon, March 8

For her Women's Day luncheon held at the White House, First Lady Melania wore a sleeveless Ralph Lauren dress with leather trim.

<p>As her husband <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/news/a9722/donald-trump-congress-speech-transcript/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:addressed the joint Congress" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">addressed the joint Congress</a>, First Lady Melania Trump wore an embellished Michael Kors jacket and skirt. </p>
Trump's Speech to Joint Congress, February 28

As her husband addressed the joint Congress, First Lady Melania Trump wore an embellished Michael Kors jacket and skirt.

<p>In her first official appearance at the White House since Trump's inauguration, Melania is seen here in a custom-made white skirt suit by Karl Lagerfeld.</p>
Meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, February 15

In her first official appearance at the White House since Trump's inauguration, Melania is seen here in a custom-made white skirt suit by Karl Lagerfeld.

<p>For President Trump's rally in Melbourne, Florida, Melania opted for this bright red dress by Alexander McQueen.</p>
Trump Campaign Rally, February 18

For President Trump's rally in Melbourne, Florida, Melania opted for this bright red dress by Alexander McQueen.

<p>For dinner at Mar-a-Lago with the Prime Minister of Japan and his wife Akie Abe, Melania wore a fitted black dress with a lace overlay. She paired the look with black Christian Louboutin pumps.</p>
At Mar-a-Lago, February 11

For dinner at Mar-a-Lago with the Prime Minister of Japan and his wife Akie Abe, Melania wore a fitted black dress with a lace overlay. She paired the look with black Christian Louboutin pumps.

<p>The FLOTUS was seen wearing a long white dress and matching cardigan on a recent visit to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens with Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.</p>
Delray Beach, Florida, February 11

The FLOTUS was seen wearing a long white dress and matching cardigan on a recent visit to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens with Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.

<p>The First Lady made a statement dressed in hot pink Dior at the annual Red Cross Ball at Mar-a-Lago.</p>
The Red Cross Ball, February 4

The First Lady made a statement dressed in hot pink Dior at the annual Red Cross Ball at Mar-a-Lago.

<p>Melania wore red on the tarmac for the first of many visits to Palm Beach. </p>
Florida, February 3

Melania wore red on the tarmac for the first of many visits to Palm Beach.

<p>While visiting <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/home-decor/a7144/mar-a-lago-history/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mar-a-Lago" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mar-a-Lago</a> with President Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and his wife Akie Abe, Melania mimicked <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/news/a9574/melania-trump-jackie-kennedy/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jackie Kennedy's style" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jackie Kennedy's style</a> for a second time. The FLOTUS sported statement sunglasses, wide-legged white trousers, and a black button-down, nearly the exact same outfit Jackie Kennedy wore to the West Palm Beach Airport in 1973.</p>
Palm Beach Airport, February 10

While visiting Mar-a-Lago with President Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and his wife Akie Abe, Melania mimicked Jackie Kennedy's style for a second time. The FLOTUS sported statement sunglasses, wide-legged white trousers, and a black button-down, nearly the exact same outfit Jackie Kennedy wore to the West Palm Beach Airport in 1973.

<p>For the National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral, the First Lady chose a navy coat by designer Alice Roy. </p>
National Prayer Service, January 21

For the National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral, the First Lady chose a navy coat by designer Alice Roy.

<p>Melania donned a white, off-the-shoulder gown by Hervé Pierre to the Freedom Inaugural Ball.</p>
Freedom Inaugural Ball, January 20

Melania donned a white, off-the-shoulder gown by Hervé Pierre to the Freedom Inaugural Ball.

<p>On Inauguration Day, Melania stepped out in a slim-fitting powder blue suit and suede gloves <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/news/a9292/what-trump-family-melania-wore-to-the-inauguration/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reminiscent of what Jackie Kennedy wore to JFK's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">reminiscent of what Jackie Kennedy wore to JFK's</a> swearing in ceremony in 1961.</p>
Inauguration Day, January 20

On Inauguration Day, Melania stepped out in a slim-fitting powder blue suit and suede gloves reminiscent of what Jackie Kennedy wore to JFK's swearing in ceremony in 1961.

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