Is Melania Trump's style sexy or dowdy? There has been a huge debate the last 24 hours about the First Lady's inauguration looks. Long sleeves, conservative silhouettes and muted makeup have defined her looks yesterday and today. Is this Melania Trump 2.0?
It is clear that Donald Trump's team is trying to paint a new picture. That image? A wholesome First Lady and mother. But will America buy the message?
Melania and the Trump family arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C. from New York on a military jet yesterday. She was decked out in a black Norisol Ferrari coat with a matching black fitted dress. She wore the same outfit later that day during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The family then headed to a luncheon at Donald’s hotel and a pre-inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
That night, Melania wore her first formal dress of the inauguration. And, again, it was very conservative and toned-down. While Melania stunned in a glittery gold Reem Acra dress at the candlelit dinner at Union Station, she was completely covered up. The dress was long and had long sleeves. She showed no skin and wore barely any makeup.
Today, Melania chose to wear a stunning blue Ralph Lauren number. Again, it was a very modest choice for the former model. Many have pointed out, though, that the cashmere cropped jacket, mock turtleneck dress, suede clutch and gloves could be a nod to Jackie Kennedy. Blue also shows the Trumps are trying to be bipartisan. Instead of her usual blowout, Melania chose to put her hair in an updo.
Melania is known for her glitzy style. She’s been a model since she was 5. Throughout the campaign, Melania wasn’t taken seriously, especially after she plagiarized Michelle Obama’s speech. Now that she’s going to be First Lady, though, her team is trying counteract that. They want to repaint the picture.
Ivanka, meanwhile, completely overshadowed Melania in a bold green Oscar de la Renta coat and a dress yesterday. Could that be a sign of things to come?
Sources have speculated that Ivanka will take more of a First Lady role, especially because Melania will be in New York with Barron. And Ivanka was very involved with the campaign. Ivanka is already taking center stage while Melania is receding into the background. And their style choices show just who’s important.
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