Melania Trump’s 4th of July Outfit Comes With a Stylish History Lesson

Nothing says Americana like Ralph Lauren — a wise choice our first lady, Melania Trump, made on Independence Day when she feted military families in a chic blue and white gingham dress.

Of course, her love of European fashion houses was not lost on the Slovenian-born model, who complemented the outfit a la the American flag with splashes of vibrant red on her Alexander McQueen belt and Christian Louboutin flats. Perhaps both were nods to America’s early colonists from Britain and France, respectively.

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Melania Trump wears a Ralph Lauren dress, Alexander McQueen belt and Christian Louboutin flats.
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Though fond of soaring stilettos, Melania sensibly embraced a flat silhouette for the South Lawn picnic.  The luxury brand’s shoes featured a 1-inch hidden wedge and Louboutin’s signature red lacquered sole. In June, she wore a similar pair in black while visiting children separated from their families under policies related to entering the country illegally.

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Melania Trump wears a Ralph Lauren dress, Alexander McQueen belt and Christian Louboutin flats.
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President Donald Trump joined her for the Independence Day festivities, which included a buffet lunch and concluded with a fireworks display over the National Mall.

“May God bless this great nation & all the people who protect it!” Melania captioned an image of an American flag on her Instagram page. Adding an image from the event, she wrote: “POTUS & I were honored to welcome members of our military & their families for our second military #FourthofJuly picnic at @WhiteHouse today. 🇺🇸”

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Fireworks on Independence Day 2018 over the White House.
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