First Lady Melania Trump vs. Michelle Obama's Style Choices and Fashion Preferences

Focusing on individual unique styles, here's an insight into Melania and Michelle's style choices and fashion preferences. 

Without a doubt, current and former FLOTUS Melania Trump and Michelle Obama respectively, are some of the most influential women in the world. Thus, making their actions to be under severe scrutiny even when it comes to matters of 'fashion.'

Melania and Michelle have dealt with this in their unique ways which have been lauded as well as criticized.

So, let's take a closer look at both women's style choices and Fashion choices:

Michelle Obama: Fan of local American designers

“I wanted to draw attention to and celebrate American designers, especially those who were less established, even if it sometimes frustrated the old guard." Michelle wrote this in her memoir, "Becoming." 


The former first lady has been hailed for helping to bring several traditional American designers to the spotlight. Of which some include Tanya Tailor and Jason Wu.

Michelle would occasionally mix designs from "big-wigs" with popular ones from The Gap and Target, and favorite Jimmy Choo when it came to footwear. 
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This beautiful smile belongs to Eliakunda Kaaya. I sat down with her and several of her peers for a conversation on girls' education last fall. Eliakunda comes from a family of nine children in Tanzania. She once said, "My own brothers would say… that it was a waste of time and waste of investment to…[send] me to school, because a woman is meant to be married.” But Eliakunda never believed that. She became the first person in her family to go to high school—and then the first to go to college. After she graduated she became a @ShesTheFirst Fellow and she launched a project called "Her Journey to School,” which builds on her own experience by reaching out to parents about the importance of sending their daughters to school. Eliakunda's story shows us the power of education—and the promise inside every single girl around the world. #InternationalWomensDay

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However, since her exit from the Whitehouse, she has been much more diverse and experimental. An example is her headline-making "Balenciaga boots" which she rocked at her memoir book tour last year. 

Surely, there's a lot more to look out for when it comes to Michelle and fans await that. 

Melania Trump: Lover of Europe's biggest names 


Unlike her predecessor, Melania prefers to stick with the big brands. In fact, her time at the White House has witnessed her remain loyal to Christian Louboutin’s So Kate and Manolo Blahnik’s BB pump for her footwear. 

For outfits, the current FLOTUS's favorites include Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, and Calvin Klein. She also maintains a common interest with the previous FLOTUS with her affinity for Michael Kors. 
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Sunday night in Nashville, I walked off stage for the final time on my #IAmBecoming tour. After 34 stops, from Chicago to Copenhagen and Vancouver to Atlanta, I couldn’t be more humbled—or more hopeful. I started this journey knowing that in order for you all to know who I was, you had to know my whole story—the broken parts, the struggles, and the imperfections. It wasn’t always easy to share those moments, but I know that it’s only because of them that I was able to become something more. So thank you all—all the young people I met along the way, all the folks sitting in the balconies, all the book clubs who generated real discussions—for recognizing that truth in your own lives, and for sharing it not just with me but with the world. If each of us can do more of that, if we can be a little more vulnerable, a little more honest with ourselves and with each other, then maybe we can pay that lesson forward to someone else. Maybe we’ll be able to offer each other a little more grace. And maybe then, we can more fully embrace the ways we are the same. To me, that’s how we can all keep becoming, together.

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Like Michelle, Melania has been seen rocking low-cost designs from time to time. However, hers is less common as compared to the former first lady. 


From details mentioned earlier, it's quite easy to point at who is more luxurious when it comes to fashion. 

Michelle, who is well known for championing local designers, often has less to spend on her outfits while Melania's case isn't always the same. 

A typical instance is the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, where both women were present with respect to their party affiliations. 

Michelle was spotted rocking a $995 Christian Siriano dress while Melania had on a much more expensive Roksanda outfit which goes for a stunning $2,190. 

It is, however, essential to note that the government does not fund outfits worn by the first ladies. Often, they work with their favorite designers and are gifted the outfits. Also, the wears are sometimes personally funded. 

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