5 chic outfits “inspired” by Melania Trump

America’s political scene can only be rivalled by the UK’s Brexit decision. Scary as it sounds, the possibility of American billionaire Donald Trump becoming the next US president is very real. As such, his wife Melania Trump, a former-model, has been helping to rally the troops on his behalf. The result was a speech given by her at the Republican National Convention that was allegedly plagiarised from Michelle Obama.

Plagiarism might be a serious offence, especially in the political realm, but we believe that borrowing style “inspiration” from her isn’t. You can look as sophisticated as Melania Trump with 5 of these looks we have adopted from one of the possible future First Lady’s chic moments.

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Take Risks

If you’re always up for a challenge because you hate being in stagnation (in other words, boring), put yourself in a little risqué situation with this sexy yet sleek outfit. Loose the blouse but keep your blazer buttoned up at all times; you want to be slightly sensual yet retaining decency and modesty.

Get the look: Satin-trimmed wool-piqué tuxedo blazer by Saint Laurent (US$3,517), satin-trimmed wool slim leg pants by Saint Laurent (US$1,057), floral lace mesh bra by Stella McCartney (US$47), black glossy textured leather court heels by Prada (US$773), Crystal embellished acrylic clutch by Jimmy Choo (US$743). All available at Net-a-Porter.

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Power Play

To be conspicuous when giving an important speech, put on a vermillion crepe dress that ascertains the attention of the crowd. Leave everything else “plain Jane” by sticking to neutral or nude colour palette because your dress already screams “Hello!” and you definitely not want any distractions to happen elsewhere.

Get the look: Red wool crepe dress by Roland Mouret (US$1,821), embellished python pumps by Tom Ford (US$1,916), Swarovski crystal and gold plated ring by Gucci (US$506). All available at Net-a-Porter.

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Fly Free

Drawing from an uncanny similarity with Angelina Jolie’s iconic Oscars 2012 slit dress, this look allows you to “liberate” your legs, simply because it has an adjustable slit – allowing easier movement as compared to a mermaid dress. Just remember to get your legs waxed prior to appearing in this outfit.

Get the look: White stretch crepe side slit gown by Antonio Berardi (US$1,981), 18-karat white gold with diamonds ‘T-wire’ bracelet by Tiffany (US$3,595), star glitter acrylic clutch by Karl Lagerfeld (US$155), glittered leather pumps by Jimmy Choo (US$561). All available at Net-a-Porter.

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Suit Up

They always say that behind every successful man, there’s is a strong woman. And we bet she’s dressed in a few colours. Go for the dusty pink and white hues as they are a good representation of demure and femininity, but keep your silhouette masculine with a jumpsuit and blazer-coat to portray strength and confidence.

Get the look: Belted wool long duster-coat by Maje (US$684), draped cut-out jersey and crepe jumpsuit by Roksanda (US$2,100), appliquéd pointed-toe patent flats by Fendi (US$650), embellished satin clutch by Oscar de la Renta (US$2,140), gold plated horn earrings by Marni (US$318). All available at Net-a-Porter.

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Money Talks

Green is a colour that represents energy and growth. A floral vine-green bohemian dress would be an appropriate look if you’re going for the “subtle yet strong” connotation when you’re tasked to give a speech at a philanthropy event.

Get the look: Embellished plissé silk-chiffon gown by Gucci (US$26,242), gold plated multi-stones earrings by Etro (US$401), metallic leather strappy sandals by Gianvito Rossi (US$820). All available at Net-a-Porter.