Peng Liyuan, folk singer and wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, also went for a striking qipao for the state dinner, making her most daring selection for some time. Peng wore a sheer, looser-cut black qipao over a dark wine-coloured sleeveless dress.
The fashion parade started earlier that day when the two women visited a primary school.
For that event, Trump wore a long, floral appliqued $4,000 Dolce & Gabbana gown, looking a little overdressed. Peng wore a dark, double-breasted coat over a dark bronze qipao.