Melania Trump Wears New Gown To Event - It's Getting Some Mixed Reviews

First Lady Melania Trump stepped out for an evening in Washington D.C., and her outfit was a departure from her usual style. People noticed. Some have praised the FLOTUS for her new look, while others are slamming it as a fashion fail.

Melania and her husband, President Donald Trump, attended a reception on Sunday at Ford's Theater to honor the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. The gala was a fundraiser for the theater where President Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.

Mrs. Trump wore a blush silk gown designed by Monique Lhuillier with matching pumps. The gown was definitely a much more conservative choice than the stunning former fashion model has ever worn before, with its high neck and flowing, draped, shimmery fabric.

Mrs. Trump has almost always exhibited excellent fashion taste, and, for formalwear, she is better known for form-fitting gowns that flatter her figure. This $2,595 dress, according to some critics, 'drowns her curves'.

The president's wife has taken a real beating from the fashion industry. When he won the heated election, outraged designers vowed to never work with Melania. According to Page Six, she's trying to get 'fashion revenge' on them. When she tagged along on her husband's first tour abroad last month, even those who shunned her had to admit that her look was stunning. Mrs. Trump donned a number of expensive outfits, often changing several times per day, and her style was flawless.

"Fashion people are fickle and fake," stylist Phillip Bloch told Page Six. "They are starting to see she is a beautiful woman who is married to the president, and it is an honor to dress her."

That honor is apparently still not one desired by top designers such as Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Christian Siriano. They’re still boycotting the first lady.

One piece by Dolce & Gabbana - a $51,500 floral jacket - got a lot of attention. Designer and friend of Melania, Stefano Gabbana, has been one of the few designers to stick by her through the ordeal. He's defended his choice to continue dressing her and has lashed out at anyone criticizing him for that choice.

This dress, it seems, is her first misstep on that revenge plan. At least, it was a misstep in that she didn’t seem to knock it out of the park. It may not have been a home run, but it wasn’t exactly a strikeout, either. Some headlines praised the choice of attire. The dress flowed beautifully and with her choice of toned-down accessories, Melania couldn't help turning heads in it. It might not have been the most exciting thing she's worn since her husband took office, but it wasn't exactly a fashion disaster.

Also turning heads at the event was Ivanka Trump. She and her husband, Jared Kushner, accompanied the POTUS and the FLOTUS to the event. Ivanka wore a tea-length, long-sleeved red and black gown designed by J. Mendel. The $5,500 gown featured a sexy yet discreet lacy top, with a swishy pleated skirt.

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