Over the next week, Melania and Donald Trump will complete their first official international tour as first lady and president, visiting Saudi Arabia. While the overseas trip marks a momentous occasion for the administration, it is also quickly becoming a major event for the fashion world, showcasing Melania Trump’s more innovative style choices. From take off to landing, the first lady has already been spotted wearing her most fashion-forward outfits yet!
First Lady Melania and President Donald Trump land in Saudi Arabia Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
The former model was nothing but chic upon stepping out of Air Force One on Saturday, donning an all black Stella McCartney jumpsuit. Stella’s design, which featured cuffed sleeves, covered up the 47-year-old, save for a tiny slit below the neckline. Saudi's king, Salman of Saudi Arabia, greeted the power couple as they walked onto the country's grounds. Although Melania’s first outfit choice was definitely conservative, many buzzed about the fact that she went sans a headscarf, which is a part of the country’s strict dress code for women.
Donald and Melania being greeted by Salman of Saudi Arabia upon landing Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
However, it seems the country did not mind with the Arab News discussing her “classy and conservative” fashion sense in an article published on Sunday. Barron’s mom accented the arrival look with one of her signature chunky gold necklaces, an oversized Saint Laurent python-embossed belt and her go-to shoe designer, Christian Louboutin. The appearance was a stark change from the more modern look Melania had on when she boarded the plane.
Donald and Melania Trump heading to board Air Force One for their trip Photo: Getty Images
On Friday, Melania left the White House in a creamy Max Mara sweater and a formfitting Hervé Pierre leather skirt. The micro-ribbed knit top was complete with bow cuffs, its light color contrasting against the burnt orange pencil skirt. Hervé Pierre’s design included a high waist and meticulous exposed stitching, hugging the mom’s sleek body. The accessories adorning the clothes were more standard-Melania: a colossal diamond ring and nude Manolo Blahnik stilettos. When pictures surfaced, the ensemble initially made waves, as it was undoubtedly the most avant-garde Melania has worn yet as the President’s wife.