She’s been out of the public eye for a few weeks but Melania Trump has returned to the spotlight in spectacular fashion.
Melania made sure all eyes were on her as she attended US President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address before Congress, which came shortly after she unexpectedly pulled out of a highly publicised trip to Switzerland with her husband, leaving Donald to face the high-profile World Economic Forum alone.
The 47-year-old was all smiles as she entered the chamber in Washington, and happily waved at her husband during his speech, after arriving in a separate vehicle with her own special guests.
“I will be joined tonight by an honourable group of Americans,” she explained on Twitter shortly before the event.
And amid a sea of women who opted to wear black for Donald’s speech, Melania dared to be different in an off-white pantsuit that reflected the glare of the cameras, giving her a definite glow.
Ditching her usually stunning gowns for a look that could easily have been inspired by Hillary Clinton, the mother-of-one opted for to wear the Christian Dior suit with a Dolce & Gabbana silk blouse in a near-identical shade and topped off look with Christian Louboutin stiletto shoes in an understated tan colour.
It wasn’t a look many women could pull off – the wide-legged, ankle-skimming pants wouldn’t be considered a flattering cut by most – but the tricky trousers suited the former model perfectly.
Her look was an instant hit, with many people flocking to social media to praise the Slovenian-born beauty for her bold fashion choice.
One commenter said: “Melania Trump lovely in cream white; love the cropped pant suit; while she surely owns gobs of jewellery she opts to keep it simple not flashy/gaudy”. Another added: “OMG #Melania is wearing an all white PANT SUIT at #SOTU. And who thought I’d care about what she is wearing”.
A parody Twitter account, @MelaniaPantsuit, was even quickly set up honour of the First Lady’s latest look.
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