Xi-Trump summit: What the US and China First Ladies wore

United States President Donald Trump and his wife Melania (right) met Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan for the first time on on Thursday (April 6).
United States President Donald Trump and his wife Melania (right) met Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan for the first time on on Thursday (April 6). PHOTO: AFP

United States President Donald Trump and his wife Melania met Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan for the first time on Thursday (April 6), local time.

The agenda has reportedly been left open, but the leaders sat down for a dinner with their wives and other guests at the luxurious Mar-a-Lago resort.

While Mr Trump turned out in his signature red power tie, his counterpart Mr Xi was decked out in contrasting blue.

Here is a look at what the First Ladies wore.

1. Mrs Trump's black-and-white airport dress


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Mrs Trump landed in Palm Beach in a black-and-white dress with a deep V-neck.

She cinched the waist in with a black leather belt, and added black sunglasses and heels into the mix.

2. Ms Peng's airport-chic look


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Ms Peng landed at the Palm Beach International Airport with her husband, dressed in a chic, casual style.

She wore a long black cardigan over a white top and pants, wrapping a cobalt-blue shawl around her neck.

Her white bag matched her cream heels, giving her an overall clean, fresh look.

3. Mrs Trump's ode to Chinese fashion


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For her appearance at her husband's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Mrs Trump wore a square-necked sleeveless dress in a red hue traditionally considered prosperous in Chinese culture.

The midi dress by Valentino cost US$3933 (S$5,500) and is made of wool and silk-blend crepe.

The vivid colour, Valentino's signature hue, was in coordination with Mr Trump's red tie.

Daisy appliques peppered her tea-length frock, which she accompanied with her hair in typically loose fashion.

She paired this with Christian Louboutin's So Kate pumps that had a floral mosaic design.

4. Ms Peng's stately cheongsam tribute


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Ms Peng wore an elaborate deep-blue dress with a traditional Mandarin collar and floral designs on the bodice for her visit to Mr Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.

Her hair was in a braided updo, and pearl drop earrings accentuated the look.

She paired the knee-length garment with a satin-sheened blue clutch and a velvet berry-coloured shawl, topping it off with classic dark heels.

Her gown also matched her husband's tie, which was a patterned blue.

5. Mrs Trump's casual jumpsuit for a school visit


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Mrs Trump later visited an arts school in West Palm Beach, Florida, accompanied by Ms Peng as both their husbands engaged in talks.

The First Lady of the US paired a belted sleeveless black jumpsuit with a loose white patterned scarf for her meeting with students and teachers at the Bak Middle School of the Arts.

6. Ms Peng's elegant white school-visit outfit


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For their visit to the Bak Middle School of the Arts, Ms Peng donned an elegant white outfit decked out in lace and floral embossed patterns.

She paired the two-piece garment, which featured roomy three-quarter sleeves and a Mandarin collar, with a velvet clutch and dark brown pumps.

 

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