Many Believe Ivanka's Style Is Emulating Melania's

President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump is generally known for her more forward-looking taste in fashion. That said, according to Business Insider, it seems that Ivanka Trump is taking a page out of step-mother Melania Trump's fashion handbook.

At an event titled "Conversations with the Women of America," President Trump's daughter and presidential advisor participated in a panel of women about the Trump administration's efforts to help advance women both at home and work.

Apparently, Ivanka's outfit was a more-than-noteworthy departure from her usual appearance, dressed in a sharp suit for this occasion instead of her usual trendy skirt and blouse or dress.

In fact, the fashion mavens at BI say that it seemed like an outfit that might have come straight out of the wardrobe of First Lady Melania Trump.

The BI team also points out that White House Communications Director Hope Hicks wore a similar suit, which was generally thought of as a tip-off that the communications director was moving away from Ivanka's style and transitioning to Melania's fashion style.

Since the Trumpster kicked off his presidential campaign back in 2015, Ivanka has been working to convince progressive Americans of the dubious proposition that her father is a decent politician who respects women and advocates for women’s rights. Therefore, her fashion strategy has been to appear relatable to the average person.

The fashionistas at BI argue that Melania, on the other hand, seems to be more aspirational in her fashion. Many of her outfits are sleeker than Ivanka's, often with sharper cuts and angles.

Up until now, a sharp suit rather than a more flowing dress has been the difference in fashion sense between first lady and first daughter

It is, of course, possible that Ivanka's new outfit could be a new strategy for the first daughter. Political perceptions of Ivanka Trump dropped notably among Republicans as the first daughter is generally perceived as a moderating force who makes an active effort to push forward less conservative policies.

Given President Trump’s low approval ratings and the continuing drama following the recent publication of Michael Wolff's bombshell book on the presidential campaign and all the strife and dysfunction in the White House, Ivanka clearly needs to change the narrative at this point.

Keep in mind that the First Lady has made fashion and a few apolitical causes her major talking points since the election, mainly staying above the down and dirty political fray of Washington DC. This is an achievement that fashion entrepreneur and registered Independent Ivanka wishes she could have pulled off.

Also note that Melania Trump has only become more popular over the last year, unlike her husband. Just before Christmas, a Gallup poll determined that a solid 54% of Americans had a favorable opinion of Melania — far above President Trump’s current low approval rating.

Melania, however, was not in attendance at "Conversations with the Women of America." After an inquiry about her absence from the press, a spokesperson from the first lady's office noted that Melania "had a previous engagement and was not able to attend."

Source: Business Insider
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