What Melania Trump wore her 38th week as first lady — including her ‘Annie Hall’ moment

What Melania Trump wore her 38th week as first lady — including her ‘Annie Hall’ moment
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the White House Saul Loeb/Getty Images
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the White House Saul Loeb/Getty Images

Melania Trump experimented with fashion a bit this week, wearing some unexpectedly modern and young brands that, frankly, wouldn’t automatically associate with the first lady. Perhaps this is a signal she’s trying to be more daring or innovative — or maybe she was just bored wearing the same high-fashion looks and brands over and over and over again.

Speculation aside, this week was surprisingly full of color and new silhouettes, with Trump also trying out some menswear

This is what she wore:

Tuesday, Oct. 10: A green shirtdress for a West Virginia trip

Melania Trump heads to West Virginia to visit Lily’s Place, the nation’s first nonprofit infant recovery center that helps parents and families dealing with addiction.
Melania Trump heads to West Virginia to visit Lily’s Place, the nation’s first nonprofit infant recovery center that helps parents and families dealing with addiction. Jim Watson/Getty Images

Now here’s a welcome flash of color. For a visit to a West Virginia addiction center and a meeting at the White House later that same day, Trump wore a green shirtdress cinched with a matching belt. It’s from the brand Cefinn, which was founded by Samantha Cameron, the wife of former British Prime Minister David Cameron.

How’s that for a little diplomacy?

The shoes on Tuesday were pretty wild, with a rainbow python pattern courtesy of Christian Louboutin.

Melania Trump donned a pair of Christian Louboutins for her visit to West Virginia.
Melania Trump donned a pair of Christian Louboutins for her visit to West Virginia. Jim Watson/Getty Images

Wednesday, Oct. 11: Melania’s Annie Hall moment

Donald Trump and Melania Trump meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, at the White House.
Donald Trump and Melania Trump meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, at the White House. Carolyn Kaster/AP

We wouldn’t peg Trump as someone who’d readily embrace menswear, considering her affinity for highly feminine and classic dresses, but maybe she was just feeling a bit rebellious Wednesday.

For meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Trump wore a pinstripe Ralph Lauren suit with a curiously undone tie around the neck.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump Carolyn Kaster/AP

Guess the pussy bow just wasn’t cutting it.

Thursday, Oct. 12: A blush coat and dress for a White House announcement

Melania Trump attends a nomination announcement at the White House.
Melania Trump attends a nomination announcement at the White House. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Here’s another label we never thought Trump would wear: Acne Studios.

Trump on Thursday wore the brand known for its uber-cool basics and jeans, opting for its iconic pink cocoon coat, a beloved choice among fashion bloggers. Trump’s actually worn the label before, as Vogue pointed out, wearing one of its bomber jackets to visit hurricane victims in Texas.

Melania Trump arrives for a nomination announcement at the White House.
Melania Trump arrives for a nomination announcement at the White House. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

As for the dress underneath, it’s by the Italian brand Agnona, which we don’t believe she’s worn before.

Friday, Oct. 13: A classic trench for leaving the White House

Melania Trump looks on as her husband answers questions from the press outside the White House on Friday.
Melania Trump looks on as her husband answers questions from the press outside the White House on Friday. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

As is her ritual, Trump was on her way out of the White House for the weekend Friday afternoon, donning a trench coat with patterned piping from Burberry and a slim pair of black pants — with flats for a change.

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