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    Former First Lady Melania Trump flaunted a dramatic style-change on her last ride on Air Force One from the White House to Florida on Inauguration Day, rocking a Gucci silk-blend loose-fitting caftan featuring a geometric pattern of orange, blue and cream.

    Melania Trump stepped off Air Force One wearing a dramatic caftan-style Gucci dress when she arrived in Florida after departing the White House on Inauguration Day.

    Paired with flat shoes and sunglasses, the hexagon-print dress that was reportedly available to purchase for $3,700, according to Insider, marked a stark change from the outfit chosen when the former FLOTUS accompanied Donald Trump as he gave his final remarks from the White House on 20 January 2021.

    Outgoing first lady Melania Trump listens as U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) delivers remarks during this last speech as president at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., January 20, 2021.
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    Outgoing first lady Melania Trump listens as U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) delivers remarks during this last speech as president at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., January 20, 2021.

    Choosing to skip the swearing-in ceremony of his successful rival in the 2020 presidential election, Democrat Joe Biden, Trump and the ex-First Lady jetted off to South Florida following a brief farewell address at Joint Base Andrews, with Melania Trump looking sombre in an all-black outfit comprising a dark Chanel jacket and Dolce & Gabbana dress.

    ​However, by the time the place landed in Florida the former FLOTUS had changed into what was seen as a more beach-inspired visual statement.

    Users on social media were split as to their appreciation of the outfit as well as perceived message attributed to it. Some netizens spared no epithets in deploring her choice as ‘ghastly’.

    ​Fans of Melania Trump’s dress style underscored that she had always, in their opinion, been the ‘epitome of grace’.

    ​The Twitterverse also weighed in on the message that they believed the former First Lady was attempting to convey.

    Some believed they saw Trump slightly push his spouse in footage of the incident.

     

     

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