When it comes to fashion, the first lady of the United States certainly knows how to bring her A-game.
Making a stunning appearance, 48-year-old Melania Trump channeled royal fashion favourite the Duchess of Sussex’ recent styles in a flattering shirt dress, at a dinner event on Saturday.
Melania stepped out in the chic dress – similar to ones worn by Meghan Markle in recent months – alongside husband President Donald Trump, looking elegant in the ultra-modern frock, which featured an edgy asymmetrical hemline and was cinched at the waist with a black leather belt.
She completed the simple but stylish monochrome ensemble with black stilettos, and wore her hair out in loose waves for the occasion.
Sharing a similar taste in style, Meghan recently stepped out in an elegant white dress by French fashion house Givenchy to attend the Royal Ascot – they’re busy ladies, so no wonder they want to look polished with minimum fuss!
The ultra-modern frock featured an edgy asymmetrical hemline – a stark contrast to the sea of pastel-coloured dresses on show. The duchess paired the ensemble with a statement black-and-white hat from Philip Treacy and black stiletto heels.
In June she once again opted for a simple dress design in a cream knee-length number with matching buttons across the front, a far cry from her previous dressy looks while playing Rachel on US TV show Suits.
Meanwhile, it comes after Melania came under fire recently when photos of her went viral, almost a year after she made an appearance in Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden. The pictures were taken when Melania paid her first visit to the White House Kitchen Garden, which was started by Michelle in 2009.
The 48-year-old wore a $1,000 (AU$1,300) Balmain plaid shirt to the event, along with squeaky-clean Converse sneakers. While the event took place almost a year ago, the photos have popped up again on social media, and Twitter users haven’t been so forgiving.
American model Chrissy Teigen led the criticism, saying: “These look exactly like my workout soles. because i work out as much as this chick gardens.”
Her post racked up more than 96,000 likes and plenty of supportive comments from equally-furious social media users. One said: “The basket is as empty as her head and her soul. WTF is she trying to prove?”