This Dolce & Gabbana coat costs more than most Americans make in a year.AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis
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.
Manolo Blahnik heels — $625
President Donald Trump walks with Melania to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in 2017 to survey the response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas.Jacquelyn Martin/AP
The First Lady was criticized for seeming out of touch by wearing expensive designer heels to visit the site of a natural disaster. The Manolo Blahnik pumps retail for $625 at Neiman Marcus, but are currently sold out.
By the time she disembarked in Texas, she had changed into sneakers.
Roksanda dress — $2,865
Melania Trump delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention in 2016.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image
For her speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention, Trump wore a white Roksanda “Margot” dress which is advertised as “a beautiful option for the modern bride” with $675 Christian Louboutin heels.
The dress sold out less than an hour after her speech. It currently retails on Net-A-Porter for $1,646.10, but 2016 reports price the dress at $2,190.
Delpozo dress — $2,950
Melania Trump addresses a luncheon at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York in 2017.AP Images Craig Ruttle
Trump spoke to the United Nations about cyberbullying, but people couldn’t stop talking about her $2,950 hot pink Delpozo dress with voluminous sleeves.
Business Insider’s Kate Taylor wrote that her choice of dress revealed her lack of public speaking experience since the dress didn’t appear oversized from a distance, but was ill-suited for speaking behind a podium.
Gucci coat — $3,701
First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo in 2018.Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
Trump wore a pale yellow coat with a butterfly detail belt to the summit in Helsinki where President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The coat, made by Gucci, is on sale for at Farfetch for $3,701.
Isoude coat — $3,995
Melania Trump arrives at Helsinki International Airport in 2018.Chris McGrath/Getty Images
Trump stepped off of Air Force One in Helsinki, Finland, in an Isuode driving coat with leather details retailing at $3,995.
J. Mendel gown — $6,990
President Donald Trump and Melania depart for Blenheim Palace for dinner with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May in London in 2018.Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
After the backlash of Trump’s “I really don’t care, do u?” jacket that she wore on a visit to Texas to visit immigrant children (her spokeswoman said “There’s no hidden message”), she opted for a pale yellow pleated chiffon gown from J. Mendel on her and President Trump’s first official visit to the UK. The gown is no longer available but was priced at $6,990, according to USA TODAY.
Monique Lhuillier gown — $7,995
President Donald Trump speaks as Melania listens during a reception at the State Dining Room of the White House in 2017.AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
The first lady welcomed The White House Historical Society in a sparkling Monique Lhuillier gown. It is no longer available from Bergdorf Goodman, where it retailed for $7,995.
Michael Kors jacket and skirt — $9,590
Melania Trump at President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress in 2017.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
FLOTUS wore an embroidered Michael Kors jacket and skirt ensemble for a joint session of Congress. The dinner jacket retails for $4,995, the skirt for $4,595.
When some criticized the look as too flashy for the event, Kors released a statement to Vanity Fair: “Mrs. Trump has been a long time client at our New York boutique. She has a keen understanding of what works best for her and her lifestyle. My embroidered black suit reflects the streamlined glamour that she is known for.”
Bally trousers, Manolo Blahnik heels, Hermes Birkin bag — $14,170
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania, and their son and Barron arrive at the White House in 2017.Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images
Trump wore $575 Bally wide-legged trousers and $595 Manolo Blahnik heels when she moved into the White House in 2017 with son Barron. She also carried a Hermes Birkin bag with an estimated cost of $13,000.
Dolce & Gabbana jacket — $51,500
Melania Trump arrives at the City Hall, Palazzo degli Elefanti, in the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, for a visit with some of the G7 leaders’ partners in 2017.AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis
Melania Trump wore a $51,500 Dolce & Gabbana jacket to meet with spouses of world leaders at the G-7 summit in Italy.
Purchasing the floral multicolored jacket requires a $25,750 deposit. The full cost of the jacket is more than most Americans make in a year.
Custom Hervé Pierre gown — priceless
President Donald and Melania Trump at the Freedom Inaugural Ball in 2017.Kevin Dietsch – Pool/Getty Images
For the night after the inauguration, Trump worked with designer Hervé Pierre to create a custom gown.
“When sitting down with Hervé to discuss her vision, the first lady knew she wanted a modern, light, unique and unexpected look,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s press secretary and communications director, told CNN.
Such custom creations for inaugural balls are priceless. Trump donated her gown to the Smithsonian’s First Ladies Collection exhibit at the National Museum of American History.