Whether you agree with her husband’s political stance or not, there is no denying Melania Trump‘s global fashion status.The 49-year-old’s first year at the White House was the perfect opportunity for the First Lady to flex her sartorial muscles, as she has tackled the art of diplomatic dressing with ease.Although the odds were certainly against her - many designers refused to dress her when Donald Trump was first elected as President of the United States - the former model has gone on to deliver some seriously covetable looks.Whether she’s disembarking Air Force One or playing host to some of the world’s biggest political players, Melania certainly knows how to grace the headlines.From her most recent London wardrobe to the totally bewildering hat she wore for Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron’s debut official state visit, these are her most talked about looks to date.
When you’re the First Lady of the United States, White House protocol requires that you dress diplomatically for public engagements.This may entail showcasing a homegrown label while on tour (as demonstrated by the Duchess of Sussex) or choosing a colour scheme to fly the flag for international guests.So how did Michelle Obama celebrate freeing herself from sartorial tyranny after leaving office? She wore a £3,082 pair of Balenciaga disco boots of course.Overnight, the former First Lady went viral courtesy of her final fashion-forward book tour outfit with social media users across the globe praising her glitzy footwear.“Now, I’m free to do whatever,” Obama defiantly told Sarah Jessica Parker at the Barclay Centre in New York.But it’s not the first time the 54-year-old has demonstrated her stylish know-how, as the mother-of-two has long reigned as one of our go-to style muses.Over the course of her nine-year White House residency, Obama and longterm stylist Meredith Koop helped to thrust under-the-radar talent into the spotlight. Most famously, the former First Lady chose Jason Wu for her inaugural gown – a simple move which catapulted him to global acclaim.But for Obama, clothes are not merely plucked from her wardrobe, as she told Parker during their meeting: “There are a lot of people out here trying to make it [in the fashion industry]; young people, women, black folks and immigrants.”“I didn’t want to wear the clothes of someone who didn’t have a good spirit and you could hear these things, you could hear how they treated my staff or how they treated their workers so everyone I wore as far as I knew had a good spirit as well.”From dressing for the presidential campaign back in 2009 to her most covetable tourdrobe moments, these are Michelle Obama’s best looks to date.
As Donald Trump continues to dominate the headlines, the First Lady seems to have disappeared from the spotlight.
The First Lady of the United States was photographed exiting a plane in dark sunglasses in the middle of the night.
First lady Melania Trump (pictured in June) is speaking out about being bullied. Melania Trump has raised a fair share of eyebrows since she launched her pet project, Be Best, because it aims, in part, to combat cyberbullying — with critics accusing her husband, President Trump, of being one of Twitter’s most egregious offenders. In addition to dropping off Be Best-branded tote bags laden with supplies at local schools, Trump made time during her trip to sit down for an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Tom Llamas.
The back of Melania Trump's military-style jacket appeared to send a very pointed message.
First Ladies (along with the rest of the female population globally) have long been criticised for their outfits.Jackie Kennedy continuously raised eyebrows with her expensive European ensembles and even Michelle Obama, who rarely put a foot wrong during her eight years in the White House, angered fans by wearing a sleeveless top to a church in Italy.However, no one has received as much flack as Melania Trump when it comes to clothing choices. The 47-year-old has hit headlines numerous times since her husband took office a year ago, on 20 January 2017.There’s been more political eyebrow raising over her wardrobe than ever seen before. From wearing heels to a hurricane disaster zone to dressing in a five-figure coat at global summit, Melania’s got it wrong a number of times.Film stars, royals and female politicians make a habit of wearing clothing from local designers when visiting other countries but Melania has rarely “bothered to flatten the egos of her hosts” while abroad, The Guardian stated.Contrastingly, Michelle used her platform as a figure in the limelight to champion American designers and emerging talent – and almost always ensured she turned to local designs for her wardrobe while on business overseas.It’s unclear how many of her outfits Melania actually chooses. Whereas many famous figures are gifted outfits, it seems all of Melania’s outfits are bought off the rack, anonymously. Her stylist Hervé Pierre admitted he shops for the FLOTUS, but chances are she has the final say on her looks – not Pierre.In March 2017, after the First Lady wore a Michael Kors look, the designer himself was quick to explain that Melania had purchased the suit herself. He stated that no special arrangements were made.So, it seems the former-model isn’t wearing outfits to appease designers. Is she, instead, dressing politically? Is she wearing what her stylist lays out for her? Or is she simply wearing whatever the heck she wants? Your guess is as good as ours.Whatever the case, Melania’s love for extraordinarily expensive fashion and her arguably insensitive dressing hasn’t sat comfortably with many.See how many of these controversial style choices you remember…Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Manolo Blahnik thinks he knows why Melania wore his heels to a disaster zone Melania and Ivanka Trump skip wearing headscarves in Saudi ArabiaVictoria Beckham on whether or not she would ever dress Melania Trump