French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron's visit is just the most recent instance of Trump donning a cape.
She wore a $8,000 Monique Lhuillier caplet gown during a black tie dinner at the White House.
Trump also wore a cape-style dress while on a trip to Mar-a-Lago.
Even when Trump isn't wearing an actual cape, it often looks as if she is.
The first lady frequently wears her coats off her shoulders, creating the illusion that she is wearing a cape instead of using the sleeves to warm her arms.
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to reporters as walks with first lady Melania Trump on South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., from Palm Beach, Florida, March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
The frequency of Trump's off-the-shoulder looks has sparked discussion.
Slate's Christina Cauterucci theorized that sleeves served as a buffer for Trump, who has been spotted more than once denying her husband's attempts to grab her hand in public.
"Trump’s empty sleeve functioned as a safety buffer," Cauterucci writes. "When your arms aren’t where they’re supposed to be, it’s a lot harder for other people to find them."
Hand-grabbing concerns may play into Trump's love for capes and pseudo-capes, but the cape also captures the message Melania Trump is trying to send to Americans.
"The cape has always exerted a mysterious and magical appeal," Franca Sozzani writes in Vogue. "Beginning with fairy tales in which the handsome prince arrives on a white horse, dressed in a flowing blue cape."
Capes have fallen out of fashion since the early '90s, with Sozzani writing they're bound to have a comeback "sooner or later." Now, it looks like Trump may be helping fuel that return.
The off-the-shoulder coat has become an Instagram mainstay in certain circles, beloved by fashion bloggers attempting to elevate an outfit.
The most prominent fashion advocate for capes in recent years, however, has been reality star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian.
Like Trump, Kardashian dresses to capture a certain aesthetic quality and send a message — not for practical reasons.
Instead, Kardashian and Trump want to capture the "mysterious and magical appeal" of the cape.
Unlike Michelle Obama, Trump does not aim to be relatable in her outfits. Instead, she and President Trump have put forward a glamorous, over-the-top image that supporters love and critics hate.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 26: A model walks the runway for Isabel Zapardiez collection during Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week at Fira de Barcelona on April 26, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jordi Vidal/Getty Images)
Vogue reported in February that the 2018 fall/winter catwalks featured capes "every where you look."
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There's a clear strategy behind Trump's fashion choices which align her with another cape-lover — Kim Kardashian.
Here's a brief history of Melania Trump's cape obsession, as well as why the cape craze is on the cusp of spreading across the US.