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First Lady of France Shows How to Style a Dress Without Tights in Winter

Brigitte Macron, first lady of France, looked stylish in a bluish purple ensemble at the Elysee Palace in Paris yesterday to meet the Argentinian first lady Fabiola Yanez.

Macron, who often wears styles from Louis Vuitton, made a case for bare legs in winter in a knee-length dress worn under a collared coat with black-and-white buttons and a midi hemline. The look adhered to the first lady’s typical styling ethos: Classic, sophisticated and understated.

brigitte macron, purple coat, dress, classic black pumps, celebrity style, French President Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte Macron arrives to welcome Fabiola Yanez, partner of Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez, at the Elysee Palace, in ParisArgentina, Paris, France - 05 Feb 2020
Brigitte Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Feb. 5.
CREDIT: Thibault Camus/Shutterstock

On her feet, Macron wore a pair of black pumps with a high-cut topline, a slim stiletto heel and a pointed toe. The shoes appeared to be fabricated from suede. It looked as if the former schoolteacher went bare-legged underneath, a risky choice in the cooler weather.

When it comes to fashion, each season brings its own challenges — and for winter, the question is: How can an outfit be stylish while also providing the necessary warmth? Maybe, the answer is all in the outerwear, and Macron just needed a coat, not a pair of tights, to withstand the chill.

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Macron seemed to have the right idea with her classic black pumps, as Yanez was clad in a similar style. Hers appeared to be made from patent leather.

brigitte marcon, purple dress, coat, black pumps, French President Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte Macron, right, welcomes Fabiola Yanez, partner of Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez, at the Elysee Palace, in ParisArgentina, Paris, France - 05 Feb 2020
Fabiola Yanez (L) and Brigitte Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Feb. 5.
CREDIT: Thibault Camus/Shutterstock

Below, shop pointed-toe black pumps to get a similar look to Macron.

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To Buy: Franco Sarto Bellini Pump, $90.

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To Buy: Louise et Cie Teela Pump, $130.

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To Buy: Sam Edelman Margie Pump, $84.

Click through the gallery to see Brigitte Macron’s shoe style over the years.

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