As the world scrutinises United States First Lady Melania Trump’s outfits during her husband’s Asia tour, eyes are also drawn to the other First Lady from the China leg of the tour – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s wife, Peng Liyuan, 54.

Peng, who is noted in China for her style, has looked every bit as put-together as her American guest, if not more.

But unlike Mrs Trump, who has been trotting out coats and dresses by luxury designers such as Valentino, Dior and Gucci throughout her Asia tour, Peng eschews labels and dresses with subtle polish.

Rarely seen without her signature bouffant up-do, the former folk singer favours the traditional Chinese cheongsam and tailored cuts, but also knows how to accessorise creatively with brooches and clutches. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network

China’s First Lady gives Melania Trump a run for her fashion money.

During a visit to Banchang Primary School in Beijing, Peng chose to wear a black coat with slits on either side, buttoned over a taupe silk cheongsam.