Psychologists tell us that the color red is both warm and empowering, and that’s exactly how the nation’s First Lady appeared, strolling across the South Lawn of the White House last Friday. Melania Trump was with President Donald Trump and their son Barron as they headed to board Air Force One which was waiting to take the family to Palm Beach. Mrs. Trump looked like she had walked off the pages of Vogue magazine, wearing a bright red coat and matching dress with red gloves to stay cozy from the brisk Washington air. Her nude-colored suede Jimmy Choo stiletto pumps completed the stylish ensemble, and her face was framed by large dark Gucci sunglasses and long, wavy hair.
According to the U.K.’s DailyMail.com, Melania Trump had chosen another American designer for this occasion. Her outfit was a custom creation by fashion’s popular Alice Roi. The pretty details to the outfit feature a red leather belt that cinches tightly at the waist, giving an hour-glass shape to the woman who wears it, with lovely draping below the waist. Both Melania Trump and former First Lady Michelle Obama have impeccable taste and tall, slender, enviable figures that wear fashion beautifully. However, their styles couldn’t be any more different. Both ladies have been applauded for their style choices, but when it comes to creating iconic taste, that appears to fall into the lap of Michelle Obama.
Forbes magazine is suggesting that Mrs. Obama took more fashion chances during her husband’s time in the White House. She tended to choose fashion creators who were not as well-known to the world, often working with “emerging multicultural designers who could benefit from the publicity.” So far, some would argue that Mrs. Trump is staying in a classic fashion mode, as seen here with her recent choices and Inauguration ensemble of Ralph Lauren’s baby blue matching dress and bolero jacket.
Michelle Obama also wore Target and J. Crew pieces when she wasn’t at a formal White House event, to show women she was a regular person who knew that quality clothing doesn’t always bear a huge price tag.