Melania and Ivanka Trump forgo headscarves during Saudi Arabia trip


While accompanying President Donald Trump on his first foreign trip as president, both Melania and Ivanka Trump elected not to wear headscarves while visiting Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia is a conservative Islamic country and local women are expected to be covered in public.

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However, the Trump family arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and both the first lady and first daughter did not have their heads covered. Melania Trump wore all black with long sleeves and a large gold belt. The first daughter wore a floral long sleeved full-length outfit.

Click through to see Melania and Ivanka Trump's outfits during their visit to Saudi Arabia:

It is normal for foreign leaders and family members not to wear headscarves during foreign trips; Hillary Clinton chose not to wear one while visiting Saudi Arabia in 2012. However, speculation had been swirling around whether or not the Trump's would do the same in light of the president's 2015 tweet criticizing then first lady Michelle Obama for not wearing a headscarf during a foreign trip.

"Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia," Trump wrote. "But they were insulted. We have enuf [sic] enemies."

During the week prior to President Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said the first lady will not have to tone down her usual fashion choices.

The president's visit to Saudi Arabia is his first stop on a 9-day trip overseas that will also include Rome, Israel, Brussels and Sicily. With the foreign trip coming amidst domestic political turmoil surrounding investigations into the Trump campaign, the president pushed to have the excursion cut short, according to reports.