First lady Melania Trump entered the House chamber Tuesday night to a standing ovation from lawmakers wearing a black military-style suit with gold buttons and black leather gloves.
She removed one glove to shake hands with guests in her box overlooking the House chamber.
Her $2,390 black Burberry outfit was in sharp contrast to the white that women Democratic lawmakers wore to celebrate the suffragettes.
The first lady watched President Donald Trump give his annual State of the Union address from the first lady’s private box overlooking the House floor.
It was her first official public appearance since she joined her husband on his visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Christmas Day. She was seen this past weekend when she and the first family traveled to Mar-a-Lago.
She joined lawmakers in applauding her husband as he arrived on the House floor and she removed both gloves for his remarks.