What Melania Wore to 2019 Annual Marine Toys for Tots Event

via @MonaSalama_ Twitter

First Lady Melania Trump on Monday attended the annual Toys for Tots event hosted by the Marine Corps at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.

Looking festive, Melania wore a cream sweater paired with a striped red and ivory midi skirt from Gucci. The pinstripe Gucci skirt is made from wool that features a leather belt at the waist and row of logo-embellished buttons under the front panel. It retails for $1,980 and is available for purchase at Net-A-Porter.com.

She paired the Gucci skirt with a knee-length red leather boots from Victoria Beckham. The red tall boot is made from calf leather and features a stacked heel and minimalist silhouette. It retailed for $1,535, but unfortunately it is now sold out.

Via White House Flickr

This is the third time Melania has volunteered at the Toys for Tots events where she helped children make holiday cards that will be included in each gift. During her time sitting with the children, she affectionately pulled one young girl onto her lap and helped her decorated the holiday card.

The White House revealed that the first lady is donating books to the Toys for Tots literacy program this holiday season, just like she did the year before. 

via @FLOTUS Twitter

She handed out white backpack bearing the slogan of her signature child welfare initiative “Be Best” to the children at the base, the second year in a row that she has done so.

After helping the children make cards and sorted through the toys, Melania took to the stage to speak to the military personnel at the base. She stated the annual toy drive is one of her “favorite event” during the holiday season.

“It is great to be back here to support this important Christmas tradition,” Melania said. “The Marine’s Toys for Tots is one of my favorite events during the Christmas season.”

Melania encouraged all Americans to consider ways they gave give back to their own communities this holiday season.

“Whether it’s a Christmas gift to a child in London, donating school supplies to children in Africa, assembling comfort kits for troops deployed overseas, or showing kindness to a stranger, your actions can forever change the lives of someone in need,” Melania said. “The Toys for Tots program has proven that the idea to give back is timeless and can be done at all ages.”

She also thanked all of the children who were there to help out and praised all the servicemen for the sacrifices they and their families make for this country. 

Via White House Flickr

The Toys for Tots program was started 72 years ago by Marine Corps Reserve Maj. Bill Hendricks. According to Toys for Tots, the goal of the program is to “bring the joy of Christmas” and “send a message of hope” to less fortunate American children. The organization now distributes an average of 18 million toys annually to seven million less fortunate children. 

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  • Donna L Williams
    December 19, 2019

    An amazing beautiful, classy and elegant FLOTUS!
    There is no need to be on any cover of the gossip and fashion industry, she IS the epitome of fashion, grace, & intelligence. The ease of her genuine kind demeanor flows with fluidity, the beauty within exudes in her outward beauty. God bless her, 45, their families and staff as they
    KAG! ☝️❤️

  • Oldsarge
    December 17, 2019

    For once in a long time we have a First Lady with class. Anyone who can fluently communicate in more than one language has my admiration. On their first trip to Europe she went to a children’s hospital and visited and talked to the children in their language. To the best of my knowledge, the last First Lady that could do something like that was Mrs Kennedy.

    Mrs Trump doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone. It’s refreshing to see that this First Lady isn’t out to try and make a bigger splash than the last one. She doesn’t need to. She is doing the things a First Lady should do. She stayed out of the political lime light and devoted her time to enhance the public image.

    The only thing accomplished by Michele Obama, was forcing a disaster of a school lunch program. All it did was to waste millions of dollars and tons of food on lunches that the kids didn’t like, didn’t want and didn’t eat.

  • Tina Moore
    December 17, 2019

    She is a classy, beautiful elegant First Lady. Excellent addition to our White House.

  • Carol Sledge
    December 17, 2019

    Melanie always dresses appropriately for the occasion. What a contrast to the Obama era! Melania should be seen more and reported on more. She is not treated fairly and it is dispicable how the media ignores her.

  • Delilah Lewis
    December 16, 2019


  • Bev
    December 16, 2019

    Melania is a beauty inside and out…I am so sorry she hasn’t been on the magazine covers like all of our other first ladies. Maybe she’s just too classy for that. She is confident in who she is and kind…probably just lets it roll off her back. God bless our First Family! Give them wisdom, protect them and give them what it takes to forgive all who try to hurt them.

  • Sam
    December 16, 2019

    Melani certainly knows fashion and excellent taste. It is wonderful to see someone representing the White House and the American people with such gòod taste! Merry Christmas to you and your family. So happy to see how you care about our children.

    December 16, 2019

    An OUTSTANDING First Lady. History will be very kind to her.

  • Rita
    December 16, 2019

    A very classic , beautiful and kind first lady. Wish you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR

  • sasha
    December 16, 2019

    What an extraordinary, stunning beauty she is, and a beautiful representative of our country. She is refreshing, to say the least. We finally, FINALLY have a First Lady who knows how to dress and conduct herself, unlike the previous ghetto occupant of the White House.

    • william
      December 17, 2019

      I totally agree.. Nice to have a female as a first lady instead of a second man.

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