What Melania Trump wore her 37th week as first lady — from Puerto Rico to Las Vegas

What Melania Trump wore her 37th week as first lady — from Puerto Rico to Las Vegas
Melania Trump listening to her husband speak at the White House on Friday Evan Vucci/AP
Melania Trump listening to her husband speak at the White House on Friday Evan Vucci/AP

With multiple national crises gripping our country, Melania Trump had an extremely active week as first lady. She met with Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, traveled to Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage and then went to Las Vegas to visit survivors of the shooting there as well as the first responders.

Trump didn’t have any truly exciting or memorable fashion this week, although she did pull out another pair of her famous hurricane heels.

This is what she wore:

Monday, Oct. 2: A tweed Alexander McQueen dress for a meeting with Thailand’s prime minister

Donald Trump and Melania Trump greeting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand
Donald Trump and Melania Trump greeting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

On Monday, for meeting with Thailand’s current prime minister and his wife, as well as participating in a moment of silence for victims of the shooting in Las Vegas on the front lawn of the White House, Trump chose a sleeveless tweed dress from one of her longtime favorites: Alexander McQueen.

Melania Trump and Donald Trump walking out of the White House for a moment of silence
Melania Trump and Donald Trump walking out of the White House for a moment of silence Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

With interlocking threads of black and red and white and yellow, Trump paired the dress with a pair of marigold heels.

Tuesday, Oct. 3: Hurricane heels (again) when departing for Puerto Rico

Melania Trump outside the White House before boarding Marine One, on her way to Puerto Rico
Melania Trump outside the White House before boarding Marine One, on her way to Puerto Rico JIM WATSON/Getty Images

She has done this many times at this point, and still it confuses us.

For Trump’s quick appearance on the White House lawn, before boarding Marine One and then Air Force One to fly to Puerto Rico and survey hurricane damage done by Hurricane Maria, Trump appeared in an outfit fit for the runway.

Wearing a turtleneck from Victoria Beckham and heels Manolo Blahnik, the same designer responsible for her first controversial pair of “hurricane heels,” she again looked wholly unfit to survey hurricane damage. But as is Trump’s ritual, she changed on the plane.

Tuesday, Oct. 3: After a quick change, a more utilitarian outfit for Puerto Rico

(L-R): The governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello, Donald Trump and Melania Trump walk to Air Force One in Puerto Rico
(L-R): The governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello, Donald Trump and Melania Trump walk to Air Force One in Puerto Rico MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images

Maybe Trump just loves changing on Air Force One. We simply don’t know. All we do know is that before touching down in Puerto Rico, Trump changed into a more suitable outfit for surveying damage and relief efforts amidst extensive hurricane damage. This time, the look involved an army green jacket, a baseball cap, a pair of Timberland boots and, rather curiously, a pristine pair of white pants and a white T-shirt.

It sent a signal that although Trump was present, she nor her outfit would be getting dirty.

Donald Trump and Melania Trump touring a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Maria
Donald Trump and Melania Trump touring a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Maria Evan Vucci/AP

Wednesday, Oct. 4: A solemn black ensemble for Las Vegas

Melania Trump and Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House, prior to departing for Las Vegas
Melania Trump and Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House, prior to departing for Las Vegas Alex Wong/Getty Images

Before taking off for Las Vegas, where she and her husband would meet with survivors of the Vegas shooting, Trump appeared in a long black coat, by a designer we’ve yet to identify ourselves.

Donald Trump and Melania Trump departing Air Force One upon arriving in Las Vegas
Donald Trump and Melania Trump departing Air Force One upon arriving in Las Vegas MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images

Then upon touching down in Vegas, Trump revealed another all-black outfit, consisting of a short-sleeve sweater, a black brocade skirt (which looks similar to this Vivienne Westwood and this Chanel, but we can’t be sure) and a black belt at the waist.

Donald Trump and Melania Trump meeting with some medical personnel who were on duty during the mass shooting in Vegas
Donald Trump and Melania Trump meeting with some medical personnel who were on duty during the mass shooting in Vegas Evan Vucci/AP

Thursday, Oct. 5: A modern black suit for meeting with military leaders and their spouses at the White House

Donald Trump and  Melania Trump posing with a group of military leaders and their spouses in White House
Donald Trump and Melania Trump posing with a group of military leaders and their spouses in White House Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

To a meeting with military spouses that would end with Donald Trump ominously announcing that perhaps it was the “calm before the storm,” raising everyone’s blood pressure around the world, Melania Trump opted for a simple suit.

The black suit was sculpted and tailored, with Trump wearing a white button-down underneath. It was a quiet and professional look, as her husband alluded to war.

Living in America is so fun right now.

Friday, Oct. 6: A bright, frilly skirt for a Hispanic heritage event at the WH

Melania Trump listening to her husband speak during a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the White House
Melania Trump listening to her husband speak during a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the White House Evan Vucci/AP

To round out this week, Trump appeared on Friday at a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the White House in her boldest look of the week: a light cream sweater worn with a bright reddish-pink skirt that had flowery detailing and a ruffle at the bottom, which kind of looked like a nod to flamenco skirts.

Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Hispanic Heritage Month event
Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Hispanic Heritage Month event Evan Vucci/AP

The designer for this skirt, ID’d by @WhiteHouse_Fash, is Carolina Herrera, who was born in Venezuela.

You can see previous recaps of what Melania Trump wore here.