Melania Trump's sequin suit somehow becomes politicised and divides opinion

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump delivered his first Joint Address to Congress - and First Lady Melania Trump marked the occasion with a sequined black power suit, complete with a wide waist-defining black belt. While the majority of the female Democrats in attendance wore white, Melania chose a black sequin Michael Kors Collection jacket and matching skirt, totaling $9,590 before tax.

It is traditional for the First Lady to bring special guests to the president's address before Congress. While he inevitably made his own headlines with his speech, it was First Lady Melania Trump who had the Internet talking about her glittering Michael Kors skirt suit.

This comes after the former first lady, Michelle Obama, caught flack for stepping outside of her norm and wearing a glittery dress of her own during former President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in 2013, according to the New York Daily News. She has kept a lower profile than past first ladies, staying in NY while her young son Barron Trump finishes school.

According to, Ivanka's dress, instead of her much-criticised self-titled clothing line, was by French designer Roland Mouret that cost almost 4000 dollars. And the high-fashion piece came with a high price tag.

  • Leroy Wright