14 of Melania Trump's most expensive outfits

Some speculate that First Lady Melania Trump uses her outfits to make subtle (or not so subtle) statements about her husband's administration. Omarosa Manigault Newman wrote in "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," that she believes Melania Trump uses style to "punish" her husband.

But others simply admire her "streamlined glamour," as designer Michael Kors described her style.

First ladies' outfits are not paid for by taxpayers, and designers often offer to dress them for free. Still, some pieces she has worn are available to buy, even if they're not exactly affordable.

Here are 14 of the first lady's most expensive looks.

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