Melania Trump made a bold statement on Sunday as she stepped out in a gorgeous white coat to attend a St Patrick’s Day church service in Washington alongside her husband President Donald Trump.
While Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, put on a stunning display in a stylish emerald green outfit earlier in the day for an official royal visit to Ireland, the first lady, who has been married to Trump since 2005, opted out of wearing the holiday’s signature colour, standing tall in nude heels while the stylish coat fell gracefully to her knees.
Melania’s penchant for stylish designer outfits has made her fashion choices as first lady a hot topic since her husband took office. While she’s committed herself to a number of causes over the past three years, including her ongoing campaign to stop cyber bullying, her wardrobe has remained of keen interest to those who both love and loath her.
The first lady has made it clear that she’s aware of her power in the fashion world too and made a seemingly pointed statement in June, 2018, about the ongoing border wall crisis on her way to visit a detention facility in Texas, near the US/Mexico border.
Melania stepped out in a green army-style jacket with the words “I don’t really care, do?” emblazoned on the back. While a White House official denied there was any hidden meaning to the message on the jacket, it was seen as an eyebrow-raising choice given the intense media attention around the treatment of those who had illegally crossed the border into the US at the time.
The cost of the first lady’s wardrobe has also been of interest throughout her tenure. She regularly steps out in outfits that cost thousands of dollars and has landed a place as a style icon for conservative women.
Earlier this month, the made headlines in a bold green leather coat by Alexa Chung, which retails for US$1,100 (AU$1,500). Melania wore the coat for a meeting at the White House with her husband and the Czech Republic prime minister and his wife.
Meanwhile, the Czech first lady wore a stylish purple coat, featuring matching pink fur cuffs, with blush-toned heels. Once inside, she removed her coat to reveal a chic white dress.