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Melania Trump uses her fashion choices to send messages.

According to “Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography” author Kate Bennett, the first lady is making a statement with her fashion choices. Here are five times when the FLOTUS did this, according to Business Insider.

1. Pussy-Bow Blouse

In October 2016, two days after the “Access Hollywood” tape leaked showing President Donald Trump saying in 2005 that he would “grab” women by their privates because “when you’re a star they let you do it,” Melania stepped out wearing a $1,100 pink pussy-bow Gucci shirt. She was photographed smiling beside her husband.

2. 2018 and 2019 State of Union speeches outfits

Melania is not afraid to wear outfits that were stark opposites of purpose-driven schemes. For instance, in 2018, she wore a white pantsuit in a sea of Democrats who wore black in honor of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.

In 2019, she wore a black Burberry coat dress opposite the white outfits worn to celebrate women’s suffrage. According to Ellen Cranley, the pictures show a first lady who is not afraid to stand out.

3. I don’t care jacket

Melania received intense backlash after she was spotted wearing a jacket with the print “I really don’t care, do you?” during her first trip to the border amid the controversy over the administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. According to Bennett, Melania’s jacket was a jab at Ivanka Trump. There are rumors that the two are not close but cordial.

4. Melania in suits

The first lady has been spotted wearing menswear in rare occasions. According to Bennett, there are speculations that Melania wears these patterns when the Trumps are unhappy with each other because the FLOTUS knows that her husband wants women in tight, short and feminine dresses.

5. Fashionable coats

Melania has been seen wearing coats propped up on her shoulders. Bennett said that it’s a “rich person move.” Bennett said that the first lady up the ante on styling, but this limits her range of motion and also highlights that she is able to get doors opened and things carried for her.

Melania Trump, escorted by a U.S. Marine, arrives at the 58th Presidential Inauguration Melania Trump, escorted by a U.S. Marine, arrives at the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos/The United States Marine Corps Photo: Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos/The United States Marine Corps