The 2017 Presidential Inauguration is officially underway, what does one wear? Time to open the White House beauty playbook.
For the FLOTUS:
With all eyes on you, who wouldn’t want to be the Cinderella of the ball? However, it is not that simple. The ball is the Flotus’ moment to step out onto the world stage and demonstrate her style. What she wears plays an integral role in shaping her public image for the next several years to come.
From what the first lady wears, to the designer, to the color, it all plays a critical role in the incoming administration - sending the American people a message about what the President is planning to do for the country and what her agenda as the first lady will be. When it comes to what the first lady wears, a dress is hardly just a dress.
Today, President Donald Trump and Melania Trump officially become the nation’s First Couple after the 2017 inauguration ceremony. For the occasion, Melania Trump steered away from her signature bold beauty look and took a pastel approach. The FLOTUS is wearing a powder blue Ralph Lauren skirt suit sweeping high above the collar. This pastel color skirt suit symbolizes a sense of trust, loyalty, cleanliness and understanding, according to color wheel artists. Topped off with a polished look—simple makeup and hair swept invitingly back from the face—a signature look that is timeless.
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Vogue describes Melania Trump’s shift perfectly as “Manhattan power wife to the nation’s First Lady."
What will she wear to the Inauguration Ball? The American people are already buzzing on social media about it. History has taught the stylists not only how the FLOTUS should dress for the black tie event but how outside factors need to be taken into consideration as well. It is important for Melania Trump to connect with the American people despite how glamorous she wants to feel.
Events like these require planning, and maybe even a fairy godmother. Traditionally longer dresses are more formal than short and remain the safest option for all, as it is always special, and appropriate to any black tie event grander than a cocktail party. You don’t need to stick to black; lighter shades are inherently dressy as will due to the silhouette. Melania Trump's dress will go down in history, good or bad, and we hope she follows these guidelines at tonight’s ball.
Here are some of our new evening gowns we suggest the FLOTUS to wear:
Designer: Halston Heritage