Melania Trump's Inaugural Ball Dress, Shoes: Gown Photos From January 20 - Watch The First Dance [Video]

Melania Trump’s Inaugural Ball Dress, Shoes: Gown Photos From January 20 And Watch The First Dance [Video]

First lady Melania Trump already made a big splash with her choice of a robin’s egg blue Ralph Lauren dress and jacket for the Inauguration Day festivities, as reported by the Inquisitr. That ensemble worn by Melania brought comparisons to Jackie Kennedy’s style. Therefore, it would stand to reason that Mrs. Trump’s choice for an Inaugural Ball gown on the evening of January 20 would bring just as much — or more — buzz surrounding Melania’s gowns.

It would take until past 9:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20, before the world got a glimpse of first lady Trump’s inaugural ball gown. When President Trump and Mrs. Trump finally stepped on stage at their Inaugural Ball, prior to their first dance, the crowd was quite ready for the arrival of the first couple.

Melania’s gown was an off-the-shoulder dress with a belt that was thin and seemed to contain a tie at the side. Whereas Mrs. Trump wore her hair up for the day’s earlier festivities, she wore her hair down past her bare shoulders for the Inaugural Ball. Mrs. Trump’s dress had a flourish down the front, as well as a high slit up the front of her dress. The dress was cream, or white or off-white in color, but the belt was red.

Melania Trump dress
[Image by Patrick Semansky/AP Images]

President Trump called Melania his No. 1 supporter, and turned to Mrs. Trump in the famous gown and thanked her for putting up with everything she had to put up with during the campaign. The dress and the slit in Mrs. Trump’s gown offered a slight peek at the shoes that the first lady wore during her first dance with President Trump, as seen in the above and below photos of Melania’s dress and shoes. The below photo gallery shows a plethora of photos of Melania’s powder blue — or robin’s egg blue, or baby blue — ensemble that she wore earlier in the day.

The newly sworn-in president joked that he and Melania would be joined by a delightful group of children during their first dance, along with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife. Melania also wore a pair of stud earrings during the first dance. Mr. Trump saw fit to sing along to “My Way” at certain points during their first dance. Mrs. Trump’s gown was so long, the dress dragged to the ground, and it seemed the president might accidentally step on Melania’s gown at some points during their first dance.

Melania Trump dress
[Image by Patrick Semansky/AP Images]

On Twitter, folks quickly reacted to Melania’s choice of a gown for the Inaugural Ball and first dance. Many people called Melania’s dress breathtaking and stunning — a beautiful complimentary color to Mrs. Trump’s skin and complexion.

Some people fell in love with Melania’s dress. Others commented that they didn’t like the way Mrs. Trump’s dress appeared from the side.

A sample variety of the comments being published on social media about Melania’s gown can be read below.

“Wow!! Another Stunning Gown! Luv !!

Whereas Ivanka Trump’s gown, and those of the other female members of the Trump family appeared as fancy as glittery wedding gowns, Melania’s sleek, modern look is being called one that the former model definitely pulled off as lovely as the rest of the women. The designer behind Melania’s dress was a heated search item, especially from those who wondered if Mrs. Trump wore a U.S.-based designer to the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20. According to Harper’s Bazaar, Hervé Pierre designed Melania’s dress.

The Liberty Ball was the first ball of the night, with the president and Mrs. Trump set to attend three inaugural balls that same evening.

The video of the Trumps dancing their first dance — with the flowing gown of Melania reminding some of a flower — can be seen below.

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