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First lady Melania Trump wears fashion-forward style abroad

by Courtney Gisriel / / Source: TODAY

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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

Image: SAUDI-US-DIPLOMACY
The Trumps attended a reception at the Saudi Royal Palace during their international trip. BANDAR AL-JALOUD / AFP - Getty Images

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

Trump Melania Tel Aviv 2017
President Trump and the first lady made their way to Air Force One before departing Tel Aviv, Israel. MANDEL NGAN / AFP - Getty Images

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.

Italy

Pope Francis meets President Trump, Ivanka, Melania, Jared Kushner
The president, first lady, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher posed with Pope Francis. Osservatore Romano via Reuters

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

Melania Trump meets King Philippe of Belgium
Melania Trump met King Philippe of Belgium. AFP - Getty Images

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.

See Melania Trump's most notable style and fashion moments as first lady.

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