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11 reasons why Melania makes a fashionable First Lady

Last updated on: November 09, 2016 16:44 IST

Her speech at the Republican convention may not have been original, but Melania Trump's style definitely is, says Anita Aikara.

Michelle Obama, America's First Lady, is a style icon.

Be it a new hair-do or wearing outfits by Bibhu Mohapatra, all eyes are on Michelle wherever she goes.

Melania Trump, who will succeed Michelle as America's First Lady on January 20, always puts her best fashion foot forward.

Melania is inspired by the best -- she attended the Republican National Convention, where her speech was accused of being similar to a speech Michelle had made some years earlier -- dressed in an outfit by one of Michelle's favourite designers, Roksanda.

It may a tad early to compare her sartorial decisions with Michelle's, but let's take a look at some of her incredible fashion moments.

1. She isn't afraid to flaunt some cleavage...

Melania Trump

IMAGE: The former native of Slovenia, Melania is quite a rule breaker when it comes to dressing.
Her dress sense seems more experimental and mood driven.
Melania loves to colour coordinate her look to the T.
She's seen here in a white off-shoulder with white shoes and a matching clutch.
She started her own jewellery line and is often spotted in big, chunky necklaces.
Did you know she's extremely fond of the colour white?
Photograph (right): Larry Busacca/Getty Images

2. Or show some leg!

Melania Trump

IMAGE: And there she wears white again!
Melania wore a white column gown with cut-out detailing at the Time 100 Gala red-carpet.
Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

3. She's inspired by Michelle

Melania Trump

IMAGE: Melania in yet another white dress with statement sleeves at the Republican National Convention.
This gorgeous outfit was designed by Roksanda, Michelle's favourite designer.
Coincidence or is Melania copying more than Michelle's speech?
Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

4. And she loves to spluuurrrge on clothes

Melania Trump

IMAGE: This pink pussy bow blouse cost her 585 pounds (about Rs 48,187), small change for someone married to a self-stated billionaire.
Photograph: Kind Courtesy Melania Trump/Instagram

5. She loves to dress her fab bod

Melania Trump

IMAGE: Power-dressing is her style and black is her favourite colour when it comes to jumpsuits.
Photograph: Jamie McCarthy (left) and Noam Galai (right)/Getty Images

6. And she's painted the town red with her HAWT lace dresses

Melania Trump

IMAGE: Lace and figure-flattering dresses do justice to her svelte figure.
Have you noticed that her hair is always perfectly blown-out with cascading waves?
Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

7. She's always beach ready

Melania Trump

IMAGE: Melania dressed in a yellow shift dress for a beach outing.
Photograph: Kind Courtesy Melania Trump/Twitter

8. She's never shy to rock a little dress

Melania Trump

IMAGE: At a film premiere, Melania chose a dusty pink bodycon dress with matching peep-toe wedges.
Neutrals are her choice of colours and you'll rarely spot her in bold, bright shades.
Photograph: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

9. She could make other First Ladies green with envy

Melania Trump

IMAGE: She has those occasional fashion moments when she chooses colours like green.
Body-conscious silhouettes are her thing.
Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

10. And she is a charmer on the red carpet

Melania Trump

IMAGE: Here, she smoulders in a black strapless sequinned gown at a Vanity Fair party.
At most red carpet events, she is sure to live up to the title of First Lady of Fashion in her Chanel or Dolce & Gabbana dresses teamed with Louboutin heels.
Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

11. And she loves the good things in life

Melania Trump

IMAGE: Melania is a huge fan of jackets, especially the shoulder robing kinds.
One shouldn't be surprised then if she becomes a favourite among leading fashion editors.
Photograph: Kind Courtesy Melania Trump/Instagram
Anita Aikara / Rediff.com