Melania Trump: The First Lady’s colourful fashion evolution through the years

The former model, who was born and raised in Sevnica, Slovenia, has a penchant for glamorous dressing, always seen in stilettos and usually in a dress.

Melania often attends events with her billionaire husband - so dressing up is understandably essential.

The 45-year-old’s dress sense has evolved from her earlier years, when tight and shiny garments seemed to make up a great deal of the European’s wardrobe.

At an event in 2003 Melania wore a Little Bo Peep-inspired white satin prom dresses with a garish pink trim.

She paired the dress with bizarre, matching slippers which gave the impression she may have forgotten to change into the shoes she had been intending to wear.

In 2004 she wore a black satin dress, with pleat details and waist-cinching see-through, scale-inspired midsection and heavy duty, glittering matching cuff and chandelier earrings.

She was also experimenting with a much darker shade of brunette, which added maturity to her look.

Melania’s ostentatious love of fur was apparent during earlier days. In 2005 she wore a striped fur shrug with jeans for a low key look, and a large brown coat over another cleavage-boosting dress with polka dot and bow details in 2007.

In 2011 the more conservative look we see today began to emerge. Attending a ball that year, Melania wore a slimming golden gown with appliqué details, a modest high neck line and cap sleeves. She also cut a youthful fringe - adding a bit of A-list edge a la Jessica Biel circa 2012.

One of Melania’s most successful and fashion forward looks was a white glittering minidress with an asymmetrical hem and statement, pointed shoulders. The future-first lady carried off the look beautifully on her model frame, complete with a statement ring and her hair in a modern ponytail.

In 2015, at the Time 100 Gala in New York City on April 21, Melania wore a white dress with a sexy bust and thigh split - ignoring the age-old fashion rule that dictates you should display either or.

She paired the dress with wavy caramel locks, silver pointed heels and paired-down silver jewellery.

One of Melania’s best looks to date was the magenta Roksanda "Margot" dress, with a high neck, fitted waist. Cate Blanchet, Anne Hathaway and the champion of democratic dressing the Duchess of Cambridge have worn this brand.

Fashion fans will be waiting with baited breath to see what Melania will be wearing on the inauguration on Friday.

Tom Ford, one of the world’s most acclaimed modern designers, said he doesn’t want Melania Trump to wear his clothes.

Despite the fact the US designer has previously made a custom gown for Michelle Obama, he said his clothes are “too expensive” for Mrs Trump to wear.