It’s only a matter of time before what’s old is new again, and one of the most iconic looks from the 1950s – sleeveless knits – appear to have made a triumphant comeback thanks to ever-stylish Melania Trump.
The First Lady, 48, put her most stylish foot forward as she welcomed the Kenyan president and his wife to the White House on Monday – and she wasn’t about to let her fashion slip at all as she planted a tree on the South Lawn later on in the day.
The First Lady looked immaculate in a $3,950 floral skirt from Valentino and a ’50s-inspired sleeveless blush-pink knit, paired with some pale pink Christian Louboutin heels – the same $695 heels she chose to keep on for the afternoon gardening.
Despite her stylish ensemble, Melania soon began to feel the wrath of social media users, who of course are never shy at coming forward with their criticisms.
“In 4 inch heels. Nothing makes sense anymore #AlternativeGardening,” one commentator wrote. Another added: “Was @FLOTUS in pink stilettos heels “planting” a tree on the White House grounds??”
However, others admired her ability to garden in heels, with one writing: “Seriously, does she ever not look perfect? And how the heck is she balancing like that on loose dirt in heels?!”
This isn’t the first time Melania has been called out for her outfit choices. Earlier this month, photos of Melania gardening went viral, almost a year after she made an appearance in Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden.
The 48-year-old wore a $1,000 (AU$1,300) Balmain plaid shirt to the event, along with squeaky-clean Converse sneakers. While the event took place almost a year ago, the photos had popped up again on social media, and Twitter users weren’t so forgiving.
American model Chrissy Teigen led the criticism, saying: “These look exactly like my workout soles. because i work out as much as this chick gardens.” Her post racked up more than 96,000 likes and plenty of supportive comments from equally-furious social media users.