FLOTUS Leaves Foreign Leaders Speechless - See Why They're Jealous Of Melania
By Kelly McLandishAmazing
eventMay 12, 2017
Foreign leaders and their spouses are leaving Washington with one thought on their minds, "How about that Melania Trump?!" That's right, everyone can't stop talking about how her elegance and symbolic wardrobe has helped Trump make an incredible first impression. Take a peek at all of the priceless moments when Melania Trump's style choices helped send a beautiful message to White House guests. We promise these outfits left visitors speechless!NEXT »
Green For Jordan
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Before Melania meets with a foreign leader, she doesn't grab a random dress off the rack. Like many powerful women in politics, the First Lady works with a team to pick an outfit that is symbolic and important to the visitor's culture. For example, when she met the first couple of Jordan she wore green; one of the colors of the Jordanian flag and a hue thought to be an important symbol for the Prophet Muhammad.
Red For A Strengthening Relationship
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It's no secret that Melania Trump loves to rock red! During the holidays, she was often seen wearing red coats in the cold D.C. weather. But, one of her most famous red numbers was worn when her and Donald greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan. This choice was a nod to the red of the Chinese flag and the two nation's passion for strengthening their relationship.
Yellow For The Golden Wattle
When Melania and Donald greeted the Australian Prime minister, the First Lady sported a bright yellow off the shoulder gown. Of course, this bold look wasn't chosen because it's pretty. Melania wore yellow because it's their national color. Yellow was chosen in the 1980’s by the Governor-General of Australia to compliment the country’s national flower, the golden wattle. It is also the color that Aussie athletes were in the Olympics.
Pumps For Power
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Melania always looks incredible in a long gown or cute dress. But, sometimes this First Lady likes to change up her typical style with something that says she's ready for business. Her army inspired coat and skirt were a big hit during her meeting with the Argentine First Lady Juliana Awada. The meeting marked Melania's first 100 days at the White House and told the media that she was in power and here to stay!
Comfy For The Flight
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Not every occasion has to be completely formal for the First Lady. During long trips the first couple often spends many hours with their guests. Sometimes Melania lets their guests know that it's okay to be a bit casual during a long flight or meeting by dressing down. Here, Melania took a flight from D.C. to Florida with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his wife Akie. Instead of a dress, she sported white wide-legged pants from Michael Kors and a simple black button down blouse.
Suit For Sara
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Melania and Donald's first guests were Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sara Netanyahu of Israel. For her big debut at the White House, she blended elegance with business attire by wearing a cashmere suit from Karl Lagerfeld. The moment also marked the first time that Melania stepped away from her New York high-fashioned look for something more royal. It truly was America's initial glimpse of the classy First Lady we all know now.
Scarves For The Students
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Melania and Peng Liyuan of China also found time to visit the Excel Academy Public Charter school in Washington. The First Lady wore a subtle outfit that could be sported by many of America's hard working teachers. She was in a comfy deep blue pantsuit complimented by a flower-patterned scarf. This look truly showed Peng Liyuan and America a different and more approachable side of the First Lady!