Melania Trump showed an incredibly elegant display when she arrived Tuesday night at a state dinner in New Delhi, stealing the spotlight in a subdued pink Carolina Herrera dress of $ 2,990.
It was the designer’s second outfit worn by the 49-year-old first lady, who earlier in the day wore a white, floral-embroidered dress of the same brand of $ 1,800.
Although they were made by the same fashion house, the two looks couldn’t have been different; for her evening ensemble Melania chose a dress down to the floor, long sleeves and a high neck, which was embellished with a long bow hanging on the front and back of the dress.
Fashion ahead: Melania Trump was wearing a pink Carolina Herrera dress reaching to the floor while she and her husband attended a state dinner in New Delhi on Tuesday, while Ivanka went for a more traditionally flower-embellished ensemble
Unusually for the first lady, she was pictured with flat shoes – a stark contrast to the high heels that she is known to prefer, and she was seen just a few hours before arriving with her husband, President Donald Trump, at the evening event , that took place in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the president of India.
And while Melania chose an American brand for her outfit, she paid tribute to the country’s local designers through her jewelry, with a pair of beautiful chandelier earrings from the Jaipur-based jeweler, Amrapali Jewels.
However, first daughter Ivanka chose a much more traditional ensemble for the evening, and wore a beautiful floor-length white jacket over a white silk dress for the glittering event, where she was accompanied by her husband and fellow senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner.
The long-sleeved jacket was a tribute to traditional Indian robes and had beautiful gold embroidery on both sleeves, as well as beautiful red floral stitching over the rest of the design.
Ivanka wore her blonde hair around her shoulders, while Melania opted for updos, which allowed her to fully show her earrings while greeting the other guests at the event.
Both Ivanka and Melania have put on an incredibly stylish show since they arrived in India on Monday.
On Tuesday, hours before arriving at the state dinner, the two women agreed in white as they traveled through New Delhi after spending much of Monday in Agra.
Melania wore a beautiful white dress of $ 1,807 with a floral print by Caroline Herrera, which she wore with a vibrant red belt at the waist; the first lady completed her look with a pair of white stilettos with a leather texture.
Mother-of-one Melania chose her characteristic smoky eye makeup with pink lipstick and wore her ombre locks in loose waves around her shoulders.
Melania Trump today wore a beautiful white floral print dress by Venezuelan fashion designer Caroline Herrera, which cost $ 1,807
Ivanka Trump, pictured with her husband Jared Kushner, also wore white for day two of the US state visit
Totally white! Both women opted for white ensembles, but Melania had a beautiful floral pattern, while Ivanka paid tribute to the traditional Indian style.
Meanwhile, White House senior advisor Ivanka power was dressed in a chic, traditional hand-woven shalwar kameez by Anita Dongre – a designer who was previously worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.
President Trump’s daughter, 38, who was accompanied by her husband, co-senior adviser Jared Kushner, also went for white, generally accepted as the color of peace and purity in the country.
Ivanka wore her blonde locks tight and straight and completed her look with £ 545 white kitten very Manolo Blahnik mules.
She added a touch of glamor with an extensive pair of gold-plated Bollywood-style chandelier earrings.
At the arrival of the first couple in India yesterday, Melania also chose to wear white and stepped out of Air Force One into a striking pants ensemble with a green sash around her waist.
The First Lady threw petals during a wreath laying at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial
She then attended a Happiness Class at a local school, where she received a traditional red tilaka forehead dot
White House senior advisor Ivanka power dressed in a chic, traditional shalwar kameez by Anita Dongre, a designer worn by the Duchess of Cambridge
Ivanka and her husband Jared were shown together in Hyderabad House, where President Trump met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The first daughter shared an image of herself during the visit, simple caption of the post, “Hyderabad House”
Earlier today, she and her husband received a lavish welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace. The married couple tribute to the famous Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, placed a wreath on the site of his cremation and threw flower respects on the monument.
Melania took the opportunity to remove her shoes. They laid a wreath on the black marble platform that marked the spot where the independence leader was cremated after his murder.
They have also planted a tree in one of the gardens surrounding the monument.
The First Lady received a traditional red tilaka forehead dot when she arrived on Tuesday at a school in New Delhi to observe a lucky class as part of her Be Best campaign.
Students gave the first lady flowers and decorated her forehead with the tilaka, which is made from a fragrant paste such as sandalwood or vermilion, and is given as a welcome and a tribute to guests upon arrival.
Melania thanked the students and the people of India for their warm welcome.
“This is my first visit to India and I cannot express how wonderful it is. The people here are so welcoming and so nice. The President and I are grateful that we are guests in your beautiful country and receive such a warm welcome, “she said.
At the arrival of the first pair in India yesterday, Melania also chose to wear white and stepped out of Air Force One into a striking pants ensemble with a green sash tied around her waist
Yesterday, the Trump family visited the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, where the first couple liked to pose in front of the monument for photos
Ivanka also took the opportunity to take some photos, which she quickly shared on Instagram
Melania attended lucky classes at the Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School, an educational program implemented by the Delhi government for students in the first eight classes.
“I find it very inspiring that students start here every day with mindfulness,” she said. “I can’t think of a better way for all of us to start our day.”
Later in the day, the Trumps visit US Embassy employees before attending a state dinner in the evening.
Trump said that “huge progress” was being made in trade negotiations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but no deal was made to end the war between the two countries.
Both leaders were radiant in their praise for each other, but under the radiant words lay the grim reality that Modi’s generous welcome to the president did not lead to a deal.
Yesterday the Trumps visited the Taj Mahal in Agra and took the opportunity to pose in front of the most famous love monument in the world.
Ivanka, dressed in a light blue and red flower dress, and Jared sat on the famous ‘Diana’ sofa where the then princess of Wales took an iconic image during her visit in 1992.