As far as US first ladies go, fashion choices can also be strong statements. But an added bonus for the role is having an expensive designer wardrobe and the current US first lady Jill Biden is no stranger to dressing stylishly for the public eye, even twinning with Queen Letizia of Spain . STYLE has rounded up her 18 most fashionable moments so far … 1. Chartreuse skirt suit at election-night party in Chicago, 2008 At a 2008 election-night party, Biden stood out in a chartreuse skirt suit with a high collar and nude heels. 2. Grey coat, white dress and heeled boots at Barack Obama’s inaugural parade, 2013 During the second inauguration of then-president Obama, Biden wore a Lela Rose dress with a grey coat and matching boots. Her solid-coloured coat was accented with a large bow in the front. 3. Silky blue Vera Wang gown at her second inaugural ball, 2013 At her second inaugural ball, Biden wore a silky blue Vera Wang gown. She paired her belted, draped dress with black pumps. 4. Mix and match during a visit to Fort Campbell US Army Base, 2014 During a visit to Fort Campbell US Army Base in 2014, Biden offset her blue outfit with yellow heels. She paired her striped midi dress with a matching cardigan that was designed with a bejewelled neckline. 5. Black-and-white knitted jacquard dress and bright heels for a state visit, 2015 During a visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2015, Biden wore a black-and-white knitted jacquard dress by Vivienne Tam – a Hong Kong-born, New York City-based designer. In an earlier story posted in 2021, the designer said that Biden gave Tam creative freedom to dress her for the event. “At the end, she said, ‘Just choose the pieces that best represent the brand and Vivienne Tam.’ She really placed her trust in me, asking me to decide – and that was a fantastic feeling and experience to have,” Tam said. 7 handbags named after famous female icons, from Princess Diana to Selena Gomez 6. All-black outfit at the Oscars with her daughter Ashley, 2016 Biden’s red-carpet look was a draped one-shoulder dress with a bow on the shoulder. 7. Leather dress on an episode of NBC’s The Voice, 2016 For an appearance on a 2016 episode of NBC’s The Voice , Biden sported a leather dress. She paired the shift dress with electric-blue sandals. 8. Sleeveless white dress at the Democratic National Convention, 2016 The former second lady wore a white dress with subtle stripes and matching pumps. 9. Red dress with floral cut-outs at the USO Gala, 2016 Biden wore drop earrings with the bright-red gown. 10. Gabriela Hearst forest-green dress at a presidential debate, 2020 Biden’s Gabriela Hearst forest-green dress sent a message of sustainability . The dress, called the Kelley, is made from recycled materials, which is a core part of Hearst’s brand philosophy. Biden has worn the dress at least two other times. Wine and dine like George and Amal Clooney at these 8 Lake Como hotspots She previously wore it in 2017 to the annual Save the Children Illumination Gala, and again in February 2020 during an MSNBC appearance. 11. Floral dress to a drive-in campaign event in Florida, 2020 Biden wore a “Vote” face mask that picked up on the purple in her dress, and she accessorised with a pair of metallic silver heels. 12. Oscar de la Renta floral dress when Joe Biden addressed the nation, 2020 Biden made a statement in a US$5,690 Oscar de la Renta dress that sold out in a matter of hours after she wore it, Insider reported. Oscar de la Renta has a history of dressing first ladies. The late Dominican designer made a name for himself by dressing Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962, and he also designed pieces for Laura Bush and Michelle Obama. 13. Purple “Unity” outfit at a Covid-19 memorial service, 2021 Biden wore a purple wrap coat and dress from Jonathan Cohen’s autumn 2021 collection to the memorial hosted the evening before Inauguration Day. According to Vogue, the coat and mask were made from fabric scraps at Cohen’s studio. As Insider reported, the name of the ensemble – the “Unity” coat and dress – may have been a sign of support for her husband’s message of unity for the US. The colour purple can also be seen as a sign of bipartisanship, as it combines Democrat blue and Republican red. 14. Custom ocean-blue coat and dress from Markarian at the inauguration, 2021 Her silk mask matched her look, which was designed with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Alexandra O’Neill, the designer of small luxury brand Markarian, who’s behind Biden’s look, said that the colour worn by the first lady was chosen to “signify trust, confidence and stability”. 15. Powder-blue suit during an engagement with Queen Elizabeth, 2021 The first lady accessorised her timeless look with light pink heels and a sparkly brooch. 12 of Bling Empire: New York Season 1’s best outfits, from Prada to Chanel 16. Navy off-the-shoulder gown for a state dinner, 2022 The dress, designed by Oscar de la Renta, featured long sleeves and a nude layer underneath a floral lace pattern. The state dinner’s theme was red, white and blue to symbolise the American and French flags, making her choice of attire perfectly fitting. 17. Oscar de la Renta floral dress for an outing in Madrid, 2022 The playful print of the dress was accented by a matching belt around her waist. 18. Metallic gold gown at the Grammys, 2023 Biden made a surprise appearance at the 2023 Grammys in a metallic gold gown that sparkled under the show’s spotlights – a custom version of an Oscar de la Renta gown that retails for US$16,000. The first lady presented the award for best song for social change, “Baraye” by Iranian singer Shervin Hajipour, as well as the award for song of the year, “Just Like That” by Bonnie Raitt. This article originally appeared on Insider . Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .