These dresses and suits are perfect for weddings, too. I would love to see ring bearers and flower girls in these clothes. I have probably seen Chasing Fireflies in all of the weddings I've photographed - I just didn't realize it.
It is interesting that the Clintons attended 14 inaugural balls and the Obamas attended 10. That is just nuts! I would prefer just one or maybe two - tops!
Here is what I would LOVE to see Melania wear for her 2017 inauguration gown. This Jonathan Simkhai gown is sexy and feminine! I love the feathers. I love that it is white (Melania loves to wear white!). And I love the trumpet sleeves (another fashion trend the soon to be first lady likes and I think she really has this trend taking off!)
Jonathan Simkhai Ruffle Trumpet Gown
And if she wanted something a little sexier (which is possible - she has an AMAZING body) and wanted to ignore all of the critics that say she should dress more modestly then I think this Prabal Gurung dress would look awesome on Melania! I love that it is Melania's signature color on the front - white. And it has a dark side - literally! SO beautiful!
Prabal Gurung One-Shoulder Crystal Illusion Gown
Monique Lhuillier Off-the-Shoulder Ruched Mikado Gown
When we first moved to Washington, DC I loved browsing the different Macy's stores. The one downtown has all day dresses, pearls and suits. Almost every dress I can picture Michelle Obama wearing. And the pantsuits were all made for Hillary Clinton. And then out in Montgomery County the Macy's has a huge section for floor length ball gowns. Year round. This is a town where a lot of floor length gowns are worn! There are always fundraisers and balls and galas. In Florida, gala meant you could wear a short black casual dress. Not in Washington, DC!
And just in case the stunning red Monique Lhuillier gown is sold out when I get my last minute invitation, I do have two backup gown options for the inauguration.
Marchesa Embellished A-Line Dress
Jenny Packham Sequin Embellished Gown