From catwalk to first lady: 49 photos that show Melania Trump's style evolution

There have been some lows, wardrobe-wise, but also many highs

She might be making the rounds as a meme thanks to the green-screen-like dress she wore to last week's Republican National Convention, but this week certainly isn't the first time Melania Trump's wardrobe has made headlines.

The first lady of the US, who is married to President Donald Trump, has, by the nature of her role, often found her style fuelling conversation during her husband's tenure.

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From a questionable graffiti-strewn jacket worn to visit the Mexican border, which proclaimed "I Don't Really Care", to a suit worn at the Giza Pyramids which led to her being compared to detective Hercules Poirot, the Slovenia-born former model has made some sartorial missteps.

However, mother-of-one Melania also has many style wins up her sleeve, with a penchant for dramatic, flowing gowns in bold, block colours.

Turning to labels such as Valentino, Ralph Lauren and Carolina Herrera since moving to the White House, the model has developed a classic aesthetic that, on occasion, nods to the chic style of Jackie Kennedy.

Here, we offer a red-carpet retrospective to see how her style has evolved since she's been in the public eye.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more images of Melania Trump through the years.