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First lady Melania Trump wears fashion-forward style abroad

Earlier this month, President Trump embarked on his first official trip abroad. After touching down in Saudi Arabia, the president also made stops in Israel, Italy and Belgium. Melania Trump was by his side throughout the trip, and her stylish attire made international headlines.

From flowing gowns to tailored suits, the first lady showcased her fashion sense with elegant pieces from some of the world's top designers. Here's a closer look at her ensembles.

Saudi Arabia

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The Trumps attended a reception at the Saudi Royal Palace during their international trip.

Our favorite look from the president's time in Saudi Arabia is this elegant Reem Acra gown. The gorgeous raspberry color offered striking contrast to the crowd clad mostly in neutrals, and the diamond necklace at the collar served as the perfect glamorous accent. The garment's long cape also proved to be a shrewd sartorial choice in a country with a more modest dress code.

Israel

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President Trump and the first lady made their way to Air Force One before departing Tel Aviv, Israel.

Melania Trump saved her best look in Israel for last. As she and the president prepared to depart for Rome, she stepped out in a white Roksanda dress. The tea-length style and simple neckline looked particularly stunning when offset by a striped textural pattern. She added a classic pair of black sunglasses for an elegant touch.

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Italy

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The president, first lady, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher posed with Pope Francis.

The first lady opted for a dramatic black lace coat and dress from Dolce & Gabbana for a private audience with Pope Francis. Trump paired the outfit with a stunning lace veil to match her outfit. The demure getup was a sensible yet stylish choice for meeting with the religious leader in Vatican City.

Belgium

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Melania Trump met King Philippe of Belgium.

Trump took a page out of the Duchess of Cambridge's style playbook in this tailored gingham coatdress. The belted style is one that the former Kate Middleton has rocked on several royal engagements, and the first lady looked appropriately sophisticated meeting Belgian royalty. The Michael Kors design also featured a pair of matching gingham pumps.

For more looks from the first lady's international tour, check out the gallery below.

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    Mrs. Trump beat the heat in a red Alexander McQueen dress at a Trump rally in Melbourne, Florida. The simple silhouette featured small cutout details at the hem. 

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    Melania Trump read to guests on the South Lawn of the White House during the 139th Easter Egg Roll in April. She opted for a pale pink sheath dress and simple matching flats for the occasion. 

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    The first lady joined her husband at an event honoring military mothers in May. She wore a pair of simple black pants and an elegantly-tailored white button-down shirt. She accessorized the look with a gorgeous chain-link necklace. 

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    The president and first lady prepared to leave the White House on the first foreign trip of Trump's administration. Melania Trump wore a cream Max Mara crew neck sweater paired with a bright orange leather skirt by Herve Pierre. She added large sunglasses to complete the look. 

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    Upon arriving in Saudi Arabia for their first official trip abroad, Melania Trump stepped off Air Force One in a black Stella McCartney jumpsuit with an oversized gold belt. The covered-up silhouette was a nod to the nation's traditionally modest style of dress. 

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    Later in their trip, the couple attended a reception at Murabba Palace in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. The first lady stood out in a magenta cape gown from Reem Acra. The glamorous gown was accented by a diamond choker at the collar. 

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    In Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump also opted to wear a white statement suit from Dolce & Gabbana. She paired the tailored design with a black shirt and black pumps for a modern, elegant feel. 

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    The first lady visited the American International School in Riyadh during her visit to Saudi Arabia. She wore a khaki shirtdress — cinched at the waist with a brown belt — to the event.

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    The first lady arrived in Israel wearing a skirted white suit. The chic Michael Kors separates were paired with a delicate pair of red pumps. 

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    Melania Trump wore a white Roksanda dress as she left Tel Aviv, Israel. The crepe and tulle tea-length dress featured a textured stripe pattern and a simple neckline. The first lady paired the look with nude pumps and her signature shades.

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    Trump visited Sicily, Italy in an opulent Dolce & Gabbana jacket covered in fabricated flowers. The runway creation retails for $51,000 and reportedly required a 50 percent deposit at purchase. She paired the jacket with a champagne-colored sheath dress and pointed pumps. 

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    The first lady wore a Michael Kors gingham coatdress to meet King Philippe of Belgium. She paired the belted outfit with a matching pair of heels.

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    The first lady wore a custom leather jacket and skirt from Maison Ullens for a visit to the Magritte Museum in the Belgian capital of Brussels. She paired the nude suit with snakeskin pumps. 

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    Trump attended a congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in June. For the occasion, she chose a white Mary Katrantzou dress with a colorful check pattern. She added a simple brown belt at the waist and pastel pink pumps to complement the bright design. 

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    Trump chose a bright yellow Emilio Pucci gown to welcome India's prime minister to the White House in June. The floor-length dress featured a black and white floral pattern and long sleeves. She added a wide belt in a contrasting black pattern to cinch her waist.  

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    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump greeted the South Korean president and his wife in late June. She opted for her signature sheath-style dress in a nude color from Roland Mouret. The calf-length dress featured a subtle slit at to the knees and a peplum detail at the waist. 

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    Nothing says summer like gingham, and the first lady put her own tailored twist on the pattern in this stunning Altuzarra skirt. She paired the pencil silhouette with a crisp white button down and white Christian Louboutin pumps. 

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    Before setting off for the G-20 summit in Germany, the first lady stepped out in a black crew neck sweater and cropped Valentino trousers. She paired the look with stylish black accessories: pumps, a purse and shades. 

     

     

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    Melania Trump exited Air Force One in Warsaw, Poland wearing a green suede trench coat from designer Diane von Furstenberg. She accented the look with a silk scarf and black patent leather Manolo Blahnik pumps. 

     

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    The president and first lady waved to the crowds in Hamburg, Germany in early July. Melania Trump opted to wear a navy dress from Spanish designer Delpozo. The tea-length creation featured a pink and red geometric pattern on the skirt and an electric blue stripe detail near the hem. 

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