Politics aside, Ivanka Trump is a sophisticated style force to be reckoned with. The 36-year-old daughter of President Donald Trump favors classic elegance peppered with flirty, feminine silhouettes — often from her own eponymous collection. She launched her own accessible line of jewelry in 2007, quickly followed by a full namesake collection of clothing, shoes, and more. In the limelight more now so than ever, she’s proven that she knows a little something about power dressing for the occasion.
Often gravitating to her own designs, she also wears a number of her favored designers equally well. Here, we have eight times the blonde beauty made a stunning statement.
1. Petal pusher
Early on in the presidential race at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Trump got the fashion party started in a floral party frock and black Carra3 pumps, both from her collection. The youthful, flirty silhouette of this dress is something we don’t always see on her, but it maintains its timeless appeal, as the fun twirl skirt is moderated by an all-over sleek, creamy-white hue. We also love the tonal flower patterning for a subtle hint of shine.
2. Blushing beauty
Continuing her chic streak at the 2016 Republican National Convention, Trump took to the stage to introduce her father. For the occasion, she donned another look from her collection, this time a blush-toned sheath dress with a perfectly cut slit that highlighted her statuesque frame. This ensemble checked all the boxes on her signature style checklist — and quickly sold out, as she again proved to be her own best model for her line.
3. Crimson tide
At the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2016 on October 19, 2016, Trump once again impressed in a look of her own design. Yes, it’s another sheath dress much in the same spirit as her prior look, but this cap-sleeve embellished wonder in a rich oxblood shade struck a completely different chord. It was indeed powerful with the smattering of studs across the bodice along with a sultry (but still tasteful) slit that struck the right balance of sleek and edgy. Lace-up sandals completed the style-forward effect.
4. Emerald city style
At the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Trump skipped the red and blue color palette of politics, instead opting for a brilliant shade of emerald green. She also decided to give another designer some time in the spotlight, donning a dress from French designer Roland Mouret, which certainly gets our vote. The designer is known for his sculpted, figure-flattering designs, and this look is no different with its eye-catching and silhouette-enhancing black piping.
5. Going girly
Of course, it’s not just on the 2016 election trail that Trump wowed us with her style. At the opening of her father’s golf course at the Trump Turnberry Resort in Ayr, Scotland, she showed a more delicate, flirty side in an Alexander McQueen fit-and-flare dress. This little frock charmed with its short sleeves, tiny cutouts and scallop trim. It’s a more girly, lighthearted look for Trump, yet is still in line with her signature modest and sophisticated style.
6. Block party
It really doesn’t get much more striking than this color-blocked J. Mendel gown, which Trump strutted out at the 2015 amfAR New York Gala. The geometric contrast of midnight-blue, black, and cream hues is head-turning for all the right reasons. And, the keyhole neckline and sharp front slit are just skin-baring enough for sophisticated seductiveness, without going overboard. Add in a beautiful wispy updo and a berry lip, and this is Trump at her best and boldest.
7. Red haute
Trump positively dazzled at the Oscars of fashion, too — the Met Gala. The Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art saw her go for all-out classic glamour mixed with a touch of edginess, as the Met Ball so requires. We love how she took a risk and eschewed a gown for a red Ralph Lauren jumpsuit — a slightly less expected entrance. Yet, the cape-like train that flows behind her still provides all the draped magnificence of a gown. Simple gold accessories and a matching red lip finished off a look that proved minimalist, monochromatic fashion can be at the height of elegance.
8. Sophisticated siren
There’s no better way to polish off a list of some of Trump’s most swoon-worthy looks in recent memory than with one that epitomizes red-carpet glamour. This black Pamella Roland column gown, which she wore to the 2015 New York City Ballet Fall Gala, fit her like a glove and was ideal for her statuesque frame. Couple that with the vibrant cerulean floral embellishment across the bodice and down the waist, plus the sheer, peek-a-boo detailing, and this look is one for the books.