The photos of First Lady Melania Trump’s attire as Mrs. Trump joined President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia continue to gain buzz online. As seen in the above photo, Melania wore a khaki shirtdress as Mrs. Trump walked down a hall before a meeting between President Trump and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, on Sunday, May 21.
Melania’s gear in Riyadh, according to White House Wardrobe via an observation from Heaven LM, a European Correspondent for Royal Central and follower of European royal fashions, is Ralph Lauren’s Collection Livingston Safari Shirtdress.
As seen on Ralph Lauren’s website, the $1,590 shirtdress looks like a jacket one would wear on a safari, but also contains a classic elegance. The shirtdress comes replete with long sleeves that have buttoned barrel cuffs and ornamental shoulder pieces, but it appears Melania may have switched out the buckled self-belt in the “ghurka” color that originally came with the shirtdress to don a different type of belt.
“This piece combines the timeless look of a safari jacket with the easy elegance of a shirtdress.”
It wouldn’t be the first time Melania’s belt made news. As reported by the Inquisitr, Melania’s gold belt inspired plenty of memes online.
Melania’s $487 Gold Belt, Trump’s Gold Chain Are Twitter Memes: Did Trump Bow To Saudi King Salman? [Photos] https://t.co/2erfdxcuiE
— Inquisitr News (@theinquisitr) May 20, 2017
However, photos of Melania’s fuschia cape dress, as seen in images below and via Getty Images gallery when Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud welcomed President Trump and Melania prior to a dinner to honor Mr. Trump at Murabba Palace in Riyadh, on Saturday, May 20, is also getting lots of buzz on social media.
According to Google Trends, the name Melania Trump received more than 100,000 searches on Saturday, May 20. Plenty of the buzz was about Melania choosing not to wear a headscarf, as reported by ABC News. It was the same choice that former First Lady Michelle Obama made, a choice that was criticized in a 2015 tweet from Donald Trump.
As reported by Footwear News, Melania’s floor-length fuschia cape dress was combined with sparkling crystals surrounding the collar, with a high-neck look.
— Arabian Veritas (@ArabianVeritas) May 20, 2017
The publication notes that Melania once again donned a pair of dramatic nappa leather pointy toe pumps, designed by Christian Louboutin, a favorite footwear choice for Mrs. Trump. According to Nordstrom’s website, the stilettos with the signature red soles were nearly five inches tall and priced at $675.
Close-up photos also show the striped pumps worn by Melania on Sunday, May 21, when Mrs. Trump made a stop at the American International School in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 21, 2017
Photos of Melania were posted showing Mrs. Trump wearing the khaki shirtdress to the @FLOTUS Twitter account, as shown above.
Reactions to Melania’s choice of attire in Saudi Arabia can be read below, such as the cover of a newspaper captured in the below photo, which calls Melania’s look “classy and conservative.”
— Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) May 21, 2017
“Melania, you’re such a beautiful First Lady and am so proud of the way you represent the USA.”
“I miss the Melania Trump memes.”
“Where is Melania’s headscarf that Trump required of First Lady Obama?”
#PrivilegedPeopleProblems Melania doesn’t have to live in the White House.”
“Melania is a breath of fresh air!”
“Melania Trump is looking so elegant and flawless…
“None of the men in the room can concentrate on anything but Melania and Ivanka.”
“You would think SOMEONE from that vile administration would enlighten Melania & Ivanka on how horribly women are treated in SA. But nope…”
“Melania is the smart one and beautiful. Gracious.”
“Melania Trump defiant against Islamic oppression, forgoes headscarf on Saudi trip.
[Featured Image by Evan Vucci/AP Images]