Expert: Why Melania Trump is rarely seen without her sunglasses

If there's one wardrobe item so signature to Melania Trump's style, it's sunglasses.

In fact, the first lady is rarely seen without a pair on and frequently opts for the accessory for any type of occasion, from trips aboard Air Force One to nighttime engagements to official state memorial services. A recent appearance at the 75th D-Day commemoration in Normandy, France, was even heavily criticized for her decision to keep her sunglasses on, a move that was slammed as "disrespectful" and "rude" given the somber occasion. 

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US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) disembark from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
(L/R): US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron speak prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, north-western France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and French President's wife Brigitte Macron (2nd L) walk past Republican Guards at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C-L), US First Lady Melania Trump (L), French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and French President's wife Brigitte Macron watch as French elite acrobatic flying team "Patrouille de France" (PAF) fly over after a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(L/R): US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, US First Lady Melania Trump and French President's wife Brigitte Macron walk past members of the Republican Guard prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, north-western France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C-L), US First Lady Melania Trump (L), French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and French President's wife Brigitte Macron watch as French elite acrobatic flying team "Patrouille de France" (PAF) fly over after a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(From 2nd L) French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump pose prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
(L/R): US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, US First Lady Melania Trump and French President's wife Brigitte Macron walk past members of the Republican Guard prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, north-western France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and French President's wife Brigitte Macron (2nd L) walk past Republican Guards at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(L/R): French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump pose prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, north-western France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C-L), US First Lady Melania Trump (L), French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Brigitte Macron (R) arrive to attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(From 2nd L) French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump pose prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (4th R), French President Emmanuel Macron (3rd R), US First Lady Melania Trump (2nd R) and French President's wife Brigitte Macron (R) walk past Republican Guards as they arrive for a meeting and lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (4th R), French President Emmanuel Macron (3rd R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (2nd R) walk past Republican Guards as they arrive for a meeting and lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
(From 2nd L) French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump pose prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (C) stand next to US WWII veterans during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump are joined by French President Emmanuel Macron (2dn R) and his wife Brigitte (R) during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) sit with US WWII veterans during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (3rd R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (2ndR) stand next to US WWII veterans during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Damien MEYER / AFP) (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C,L), US First Lady Melania Trump (L), French President Emmanuel Macron (C,R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) wave the audience during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump walk to visit graves after a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump walk to visit graves after a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) sit with WWII veterans during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US president Donald Trump (L) and his wife Melania walk to embark a helicopter after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
US president Donald Trump (L) and his wife Melania walk to embark a helicopter after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (2nd L) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
French President's wife Brigitte Macron (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump walk on the red carpet during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
French President's wife Brigitte Macron (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump walk on the red carpet during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) walk on the tarmac after disembarking from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump make their way to board Air Force One at Shannon Airport in Shannon, Ireland, on June 6, 2019 and fly to Normandy, France, to attend the 75th D-Day Anniversary. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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However, some believe that her decision to wear her sunglasses is merely a way for the first lady to protect herself from public scrutiny and criticism.

"She tends to wear sunglasses and hats to shield herself from the public eye. As she's stated in previous interviews, she often feels as though she is being bullied," explained fashion psychologist Dawnn Karen to Mirror Online.

In addition to sunglasses, hats are another way the first lady uses her style as a shield to block herself from the public, maintained Karen. 

“I believe that the hat serves as armour of some sort. When she's looking out into the audience, she cannot see the entire crowd due to her sunglasses or her hat," the expert continued. 

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As part of her first solo international trip as first lady, Melania visited Nairobi National Park in a white pith helmet, which drew criticism for its colonial-era past. 

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Melania Trump attended the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations alongside her husband. Her black dress was thought to be a slight towards President Trump as many people on the internet saw her outfit as a gesture of support for sexual assault survivors.

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The Trumps welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda to the White House in September. The problem? Melania was wearing a wool coat while it was still 80 degrees outside. Furthermore, she didn't remove her coat while dining inside with the Polish first lady, which Twitter deemed not the best hostess tactic. 

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Melania Trump tried her hand at gardening for the second time to plant an Eisenhower Oak at the White House in August. The $4000 skirt and sky-high Louboutin heels she wore to dig soil sent the internet aflame. 

"Melania is launching her new line of Gardening Attire, accompanied by the standard 4-inch heels," joked one Twitter user. 

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FLOTUS stepped out on August 20th in Maryland to promote her Be Best initiative and discuss cyberbullying. To the event, she wore the once-controversial pussy-bow blouse -- the same style she sported during the 2016 presidential debate after the Access Hollywood leak. 

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Arguably her most controversial outfit yet, Melania sported a jacket emblazoned with the words "I Really Don't Care Do You" to visit migrant children separated from their parents in Texas. The Zara jacket retails for $39.

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Melania arrived at POTUS' State of the Union at the start of the new year in a white Dior pantsuit. Many members of Congress chose to wear black in solidarity with sexual assault survivors and in protest of the Trump administration: Melania stood out in all white. 

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Following Ivana Trump's controversial interview in October, Melania donned an emerald green shirtdress from British brand Cefinn to an official visit to Lily's Place to visit with families affected by addiction. It's the first non-profit infant recovery center in the world. 

The dress was designed by former first lady of Britain Samantha Cameron. Is she reminding everyone of her status? 

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Alongside President Trump, FLOTUS arrived in Vegas in October to pay their respects to the 50 victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Her all-black, closed-off look drew some major criticism on Twitter. 

"I'm making a public plea to Melania Trump: stop with the sunglasses (and the heels at disaster areas)," one Twitter user wrote.

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Twitter had a lot to say about this picture of FLOTUS getting down and dirty in the garden established by former first lady Michelle Obama. 

Her $1380 Balmain shirt wasn't the most appropriate choice for the event.

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Though this photo was taken at the White House Congressional Picnic in June, the Trumps tweeted a photo from the event to wish the country a happy Labor Day the following September. 

"We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron, aluminum and steel," POTUS wrote. Ironically, Melania's dress was designed by Mary Katrantzou, a Greek-born British designer. Twitter had *a lot* to say. 

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Off to help Hurricane Harvey victims, Melania made headlines when she boarded Air Force One in sky-high stilettos.

"God grant me the serenity not to comment on the shoes," wrote one Twitter user.

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FLOTUS turned heads in a $51,500 floral jacket by Dolce & Gabbana for the G7 summit in Italy. 

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While visiting Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial, Melania sported a white sleeveless dress. Twitter wasn't happy with her sporting bare shoulders at the memorial.

Wrote one user, "Melania cover your arms up, show some respect."

"Geez. The lambasted Michelle Obama for baring her arms and her is Melania Trump in conservative Israel with a sleeveless dress," said another. 

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Just days after President Trump landed in hot water following the leaked Access Hollywood recordings, Melania sported a pussy bow shirt to the second presidential debates.

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The 49-year-old first lady has become known for her elaborate and statement-making sartorial choices, from wide-brimmed hats, pussy-bow blouses, colonial-era hats and, most notably, the controversial jacket she wore for a visit at the border which was emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?" 

Trump's hat-wear of choice during her solo tour of Africa last fall remains one of her most controversial to date: the white pith helmet she wore to a Nairobi national park may have been a fashion statement or a protective choice, but its divisive colonial history garnered much criticism.

"I want to talk about my trip and not what I wear. That’s very important, what I do, what we’re doing with USAID, my initiatives, and I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear,” she said in response to the harsh judgment surrounding her fashion choices

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US First Lady Melania Trump walks to her military airplane prior to departing from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, October 1, 2018, as she travels on a week-long trip to Africa, with stops in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump gets out of her SUV as she walks to her military airplane prior to departing from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, October 1, 2018, as she travels on a week-long trip to Africa, with stops in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump receives flowers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (R) walks alongside Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of Ghana, during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Rebecca Akufo-Addo (L), the First Lady of Ghana, greets US First Lady Melania Trump (R) during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018, as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump greets patients during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana, on October 2, 2018, as she begins her week-long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (C) donates teddy bears to patients during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana, October 2, 2018, as she begins her week-long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump walks at the Cape Coast Castle, a former slave trading fort, in Cape Coast, on October 3, 2018, during the second day of her week-long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (C) waves next to Ghana's First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo (L) during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana, on October 2, 2018, as she begins her week-long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump walks with Kwesi Essel-Blankson, Museum Educator, at the Cape Coast Castle, a former slave trading fort, in Cape Coast, on October 3, 2018, during the second day of her week-long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US First Lady Melania Trump (L) tours with Museum Educator Kwesi Essel-Blankson, the Cape Coast Castle, a former slave trading fort, in Cape Coast, Ghana, on October 3, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump shakes hands with Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, the chieftan of the regional Fante tribe (R), at the Emintsimadze palace in Cape Coast, Ghana, October 3, 2018. - US First Lady Melania Trump is on a solo tour of Africa to promote her children's welfare programme. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump on her way to board a US military airplane as she prepares to depart from Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, October 4, 2018, enroute to Lilongwe, Malawi. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (R) visits the Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe alongside head teacher Maureen Masi on October 4, 2018 during a 1-day visit in Malawi, part of her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump visits Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe on October 4, 2018 during a 1-day visit in Malawi, part of her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump visits Chipala Primary School alongside head teacher Maureen Masi in Lilongwe on October 4, 2018, as she pays a one day visit to the country as part of her solo tour of Africa promoting her children's welfare programme. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US first lady Melania Trump (L) reaches out to pet a baby elephant, accompanied by CEO Angela Sheldrick (C), at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 5, 2018. - Melania Trump is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme. (Photo by Ben Curtis / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN CURTIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A Secret Service agent (L) steps forward to protect US first lady Melania Trump as she steps backwards after being nudged by a baby elephant she petted, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 5, 2018. - Melania Trump is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme. (Photo by Ben Curtis / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN CURTIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A Secret Service agent (L) holds US first lady Melania Trump to protect her as she steps backwards after being nudged by a baby elephant she petted, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 5, 2018. - Melania Trump is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme. (Photo by Ben Curtis / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN CURTIS/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) pets a baby elephant at The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi on October 5, 2018, as she pays a one day visit to the country during her solo tour of Africa promoting her children's welfare programme. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta (R) pet a baby elephant at The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi on October 5, 2018, as she pays a one day visit to the country during her solo tour of Africa promoting her children's welfare programme. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump waves as she travels in a vehicle while on a safari at The Nairobi National Park in Nairobi on October 5, 2018, as she pays a one day visit to the country during her solo tour of Africa promoting her children's welfare programme. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump travels in a vehicle while on a safari at The Nairobi National Park in Nairobi on October 5, 2018, as she pays a one day visit to the country during her solo tour of Africa promoting her children's welfare programme. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US first lady Melania Trump laughs after she was nudged by a baby elephant she petted, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 5, 2018. - Melania Trump is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme. (Photo by Ben Curtis / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN CURTIS/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump looks at zebras as she travels in a vehicle while on a safari at The Nairobi National Park in Nairobi on October 5, 2018, as she pays a one day visit to the country during her solo tour of Africa promoting her children's welfare programme. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump stand alongside prior to their meeting at the State House in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018. - Melania Trump, who is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme, began her trip in Ghana, where she visited mothers and their newborns, and toured a former slave trading fort. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump shake hands prior to their meeting at the State House in Nairobi, October 5, 2018. - Melania Trump, who is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme, began her trip in Ghana, where she visited mothers and their newborns, and toured a former slave trading fort. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta greet children as they arrive to attend a performance at the Kenyan National Theater in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (2-R) and the Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta pose for a photograph with Kenyan children at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018. - Melania Trump is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme. (Photo by Dai KUROKAWA / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DAI KUROKAWA/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump gets out of her SUV before boarding her military airplane prior to departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, October 6, 2018, as she heads to Cairo, the final stop on her week-long trip through four countries in Africa. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump gets out of her SUV before boarding her military airplane prior to departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, October 6, 2018, as she heads to Cairo, the final stop on her week-long trip through four countries in Africa. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump walks to board her military airplane prior to departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, October 6, 2018, as she heads to Cairo, the final stop on her week-long trip through four countries in Africa. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump disembarks from her military airplane at Cairo International Airport in the Egyptian capital Cairo on October 6, 2018, for the final stop on her 4-country tour through Africa. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump disembarks from her military airplane at Cairo International Airport in the Egyptian capital Cairo on October 6, 2018, for the final stop on her 4-country tour through Africa. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) meets with her Egyptian counterpart Intissar Amer al-Sisi at Cairo International Airport in the Egyptian capital Cairo on October 6, 2018, for the final stop on the former's 4-country tour through Africa. (Photo by DOUG MILLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOUG MILLS/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) meets with her Egyptian counterpart Intissar Amer al-Sisi at Cairo International Airport in the Egyptian capital Cairo on October 6, 2018, for the final stop on the former's 4-country tour through Africa. (Photo by DOUG MILLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOUG MILLS/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) is welcomed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) and his wife Intissar Amer al-Sisi (R) upon her arrival at the Presidential palace in the Egyptian capital Cairo on October 6, 2018, for the final stop on her 4-country tour through Africa. (Photo by DOUG MILLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOUG MILLS/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) is welcomed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) and his wife Intissar Amer al-Sisi (R) upon her arrival at the Presidential palace in the Egyptian capital Cairo on October 6, 2018, for the final stop on her 4-country tour through Africa. (Photo by DOUG MILLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOUG MILLS/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (C) visits the Giza Pyramids on October 6, 2018, during the final stop of her week-long trip through four countries in Africa. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US First Lady Melania Trump visits the Giza Pyramids on October 6, 2018, during the final stop of her week-long trip through four countries in Africa. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump waves after disembarking from a military aircraft upon arrival at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, early on October 7, 2018, following a six-day, four-country tour of Africa. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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