First Lady Melania Trump’s style evolution

Melania Trump has a very clear sense of her own style. “I like to dress nicely. I always say that it’s easy to put on a nice dress,” the first lady-elect told HELLO! in 2011. “Sometimes, you’re in a hurry and you put on the T-shirt and slacks and beautiful jewelry and drop off your child at school. You don’t have time to do hair and make-up and get ready completely.”

As the Trumps now prepare to move from Fifth Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, take a look at the future First Lady’s style throughout the years.

First Lady Melania Trump stunned at the inauguration balls donning a sleek off-the-shoulder vanilla crepe gown that featured a slit. The elegant design was a collaboration between President Trump’s wife and Hervé Pierre, the former creative director of Carolina Herrera.

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The first lady exuded elegance on Inauguration Day wearing a Ralph Lauren doubleface jacket that featured a collar cutaway, which she paired with a matching mock-turtle dress.

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The brunette beauty glistened in a gold gown by Reem Acra at a candlelight dinner held the night before Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.

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President-elect Donald Trump’s wife made her grand debut as the country’s future first lady on November 9 sporting a chic ensemble by all-American designer, Ralph Lauren. Melania exuded elegance donning a one-shoulder silk crepe jumpsuit by the designer.

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The Slovenian-born beauty showed off classy style during a campaign event for her husband in November 2016 donning a pink blouse paired with an ivory high-waisted skirt.

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Melania channeled her inner Jackie O wearing a sheath dress and black shades to campaign in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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The First lady-elect looked anything but blue in a form-fitting dress at the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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The mom-of-one was a vision in white donning a sheath dress that featured balloon cuffs by one of Kate Middleton’s go-to designers, Roksanda Ilincic for her highly-anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention.

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Melania showed off her toned limbs in a sexy cutout dress by Mugler at the 2016 Time 100 Gala.

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Barron’s mother looked polished in a funnel-collared, winter white coat alongside her husband and step-children (Tiffany, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric) at NBC’s Today Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza.

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The first lady-elect looked effortlessly stylish in a simple blue dress after a March 2016 debate sponsored by Fox News in Detroit.

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Melania was the lady in red wearing a red sheath dress and matching coat as she listened to her husband speak at a campaign event at the US Cellular Convention Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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The matriarch of the Trump family proudly stood beside her husband as he announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race in June 2016 sporting a strapless white dress.

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Ivanka Trump’s stepmother stepped out in a flowing sea-foam dress for the 2015 annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.

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The former model sported a ruched red frock to the opening night of the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

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The Trump’s certainly looked presidential at the 2015 International Red Cross Ball held at the Mar-a-Largo Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Mrs. Trump dazzled wearing a choker necklace and off-the-shoulder dress at the SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza.

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Melania showed off her trim figure in a red one-shoulder jumpsuit at the 2014 Central Park Horse Show presented by Rolex in New York City.

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Blue beauty. Donald’s wife stunned in a figure hugging blue dress with shoulder cutouts at a 2013 Celebrity Apprentice All-Star event in New York City.

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First lady of fashion! Melania made a bold statement on the red carpet of the Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012 sporting an embellished mini that featured a dramatic shoulder detail.

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Melania attended the 2012 Dark Knight Rises world premiere in New York City wearing an emerald mini flare dress.

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The first lady-elect exuded Hollywood glamour in a shimmering strapless black gown at 2011 Academy Awards.

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The former model kept it fun in a green frilled mini at the 2010 premiere of Sex and the City 2 in New York City.

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Melania was pretty in pink and pearls at FAO Schwartz’s annual Bunny Hop in 2009 with her young son Barron.

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Fifty shades of chic! Donald’s wife visited the ABC Times Square Studios in New York wearing a classic grey sheath dress and Christian Louboutins.

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Melania brought the ruffles and glamour wearing a strapless pink trumpet gown to the 2008 Met Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy.

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Like mother, like son! The Slovenian beauty coordinated her camel two-piece ensemble with her son Barron for a 2007 outing to FAO Schwartz.

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Melania looked sunny in 2006 donning a bright yellow coat and white trousers for the NBC Primetime Upfronts in New York City.

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The President-elect’s wife shined in a metallic number at the 2004 NBC TCA All – Star Party in Los Angeles.

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Melania kept cozy in a creme turtleneck and tweed skirt for a 2004 luncheon at the Chanel boutique in New York City.

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The tycoon’s wife wore a chic shoulder-baring halter for a 2003 event at the Cartier Mansion in New York City.

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Melania kept it simple in a white blouse and trousers for the 2002 premiere of Murder by Numbers in New York City.

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Melania wore a white skirt suit and lace top to the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ premiere in New York City back in October 2000.

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A vibrant tropical print was the fashion recipe for her appearance at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue unveiling in February 2000.

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A rare casual look from the future First Lady at the World Premiere of ‘Bowfinger’ in NYC in July 1999.

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Long before becoming Mrs. Trump, Melania in a shimmering gown beside Donald at the 27th annual Fifi Fragrance Awards in 1999.

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It was 1998 when then-Melania Knauss wore a little black dress to step out with her boyfriend Donald Trump to Cipriani in NYC.

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