Melania Trump Stuns in Off-the-Shoulder White Striped Dress at ‘Salute to America’ Celebration

July 5, 2019 Updated: July 5, 2019

First Lady Melania Trump turned heads as she appeared in an off-the-shoulder white midi dress at the “Salute to America” celebration on July 4.

The Independence Day event attracted crowds despite the rain clouds and featured a parade, military band performances, music, aircraft flyovers, and a spectacular fireworks display.

Joining her husband at the evening events, Melania stepped out onto the steps of the Lincoln Memorial wearing a timeless white striped dress from Carolina Herrera, which features multi-colored stripes, an oversized tie fastening, and a flared skirt that hits the calves.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the “Salute to America” Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the “Salute to America” Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the “Salute to America” Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the “Salute to America” Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

She completed the look with a pair of gorgeous fuschia heel pumps.

During the event, President Donald Trump addressed the nation celebrating America’s heritage, praising members of the armed forces who lost their lives to defend the nation, and mapping an optimistic path for the years ahead.

“We celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag—the brave men and women of the United States Military!” Trump said.

“As we gather this evening in the joy of freedom, we remember that we all share a truly extraordinary heritage. Together, we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told—the story of America.”

President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump walk onstage during the “Salute to America” Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to the “Salute to America” ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the “Salute to America” ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the “Salute to America” ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

The president’s speech was entirely apolitical, despite the allegations of his critics, who said Trump would politicize the national holiday. He praised the historic inventions and achievements of the American people, including the moon landing. He also offered an optimistic view of the future, promising that the U.S. flag would eventually be planted on Mars.

“As long as we stay true to our cause—as long as we remember our great history—and as long as we never stop fighting for a better future—then there will be nothing that America cannot do,” Trump said.

President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence (L) and acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper (R), among others, watch as the US Navy Blue Angels flyover during the “Salute to America” Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence (L) and acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper (R), among others, watch as the US Navy Blue Angels flyover during the “Salute to America” Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave to the crowd as they arrive to the “Salute to America” Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for the “Salute to America” Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
(Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump take the stage in Washington on July 4, 2019. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

His speech was followed by a military jet fly-over and fireworks.

Earlier in the day, thousands gathered to enjoy the Independence Day celebration, which included a parade on Constitution Avenue and military band performances.

Similarly, the first lady looked amazingly patriotic at last year’s July 4 events, wearing a blue and white checkered dress with a stunning red bow belt.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for an Independence Day picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on July 4, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk down the White House steps prior to greeting guests during a picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on July 4, 2018. (Alex Edelman/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House prior to greeting guests during a picnic for military families on at the White House in Washington on July 4, 2018. (Alex Edelman/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand for the National Anthem during a picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on July 4, 2018. (Alex Edelman/Getty Images)

Ivan Pentchoukov contributed to this report.

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