Ivanka Trump and Melania Trump attended the Governors’ Ball tonight at the White House. (There is some discussion as to whether this event is a “ball” or a “dinner.”)
Ivanka shared a picture of herself and her husband outside their home.
More from Kate Beckett of CNN about the event:
The highlight of the National Governors Association’s annual meeting in Washington, the dinner is considered one of the year’s “major events,” says Jeremy Bernard, President Barack Obama’s social secretary from 2011 to 2015.
Here is a closer look at Ivanka’s gown.
#Ivanka is in a strapless black gown with some detailing at the top for the #GovernorsBall. Update: I believe this is the @Jmendel polka dot column combo gown (see next post) @ivankatrump #ivanka #trump #ivankatrump #instastyle #instafashion #fashionblogger #fashion #fashionista #stylish #style #lookbook #streetstyle #whitehousewardrobe #whitehouse #ootd #womenwhowork #fdotus #firstdaughter
More from Nicki Schwab of The Daily Mail about the evening:
The theme of the dinner will be ‘Spring’s Renewal,’ the White House announced today, adding that the executive mansion has ‘come to life, gleaming with the dazzling, senorial experience of eternal spring.’ Melania Trump added that ‘the scents of jasmine and roses fill the air as we give thanks for this great nation and the glory of renewal.
We are still waiting for full-length pictures of the First Lady, who helped plan the event.
Per Emily Heil of the Washington Post:
First lady Melania Trump indicated that the evening was meant to be a purely social affair — no working allowed. “I am proud to invite all the governors to the White House for this important annual event,” she said in a statement on Sunday afternoon. “Tonight, we come together as one Nation, leaving political labels and partisan interests behind.”
Ivanka’s Governors’ Ball Gown
Ivanka Trump is likely wearing J. Mendel’s Polka Dot Combo Column Gown.
#IvankaTrump may be in J. Mendel’s Polka Dot Combo Column gown, $4295 #ivanka #trump #GovernorsBall @ivankatrump #ivanka #trump #ivankatrump #instastyle #instafashion #fashionblogger #fashion #fashionista #stylish #style #lookbook #streetstyle #whitehousewardrobe #whitehouse #ootd #womenwhowork #fdotus #firstdaughter
This column-silhoutte dress has an asymmetric strapless neckline. It nips in at the natural waist and is pleated from the left hip. There is a thigh-high slit on the left side. The dress is satin, made of silk/polyester with a silk lining. It is made in the USA from Italian material.
The top section is black with white polka dots, while the column skirt is navy. It is available for $4,295.00 from Bergdorf Goodman.
More about the designer, J. Mendel:
For five generations, members of this family-owned company have turned out luxurious designs worthy of royalty. In fact, the founder was a furrier to Russian aristocrats in the late 1800s. Originally the line included simply sumptuous furs, but now J. Mendel offers a complete women’s ready-to-wear collection that continues the family’s legacy of high-end style.
As for shoes, Ivanka wore her own Ivanka Trump brand ‘Garis2’ dress sandal, about $78, to the Governors’ Ball.
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Love Ivanka’s evening look? Try this Amara Gown by Solace London, available from Rent the Runway.
This dress has a two-toned color scheme with a column silhouette and a plunging neckline.
This Solace London gown is a head-turning style for your upscale occasions.
This dress is available for rent starting at $70 ($440 retail).
No evening events on your calendar? Get a day time version of Ivanka’s fashion with the Homeyee Colorblock Lapel Dress.
This polka dotted dress is available for about $26 and has great reviews.
Melania’s Governors’ Ball Gown
At this time, we have not seen any hi-res full-length photographs of Melania’s gown yet.
Per the Pool Report, we know that it is a “form-fitting long black gown.”
— White House Wardrobe (@whitehousedress) February 27, 2017
Update: Here is a partial-look at Melania’s style tonight.
Update: here is a full-length look at Melania’s gown, which looks to be a wrap style with lapels.
Love the First Lady’s look? Try this Tahari Velvet Column Gown with Satin Portrait Collar.
More about this piece:
A sophisticated column of velvet flaunts a satin portrait neckline and flattering side-ruching. Designed with just the right amount of stretch for perfect fit and comfort.
This dress has a portrait neckline, side-ruched front, and a sleeveless silhouette. There is a hidden back zipper with hook-and-closure. The dress is made of polyester elastane velvet and satin with a polyester interlock lining. It is available for $189.