Melania Trump swaps dictator chic to pretty in pink

Aug 27, 2020
Melania Trump pictured at the Republican National Convention at the White House on Wednesday night. Source: Getty.

All eyes have been on Melania Trump this week after she stepped out in a controversial outfit to deliver a speech at the Republican National Convention at the White House on Tuesday night. The first lady, 50, wore a military-inspired outfit for the occasion, with many likening it to “an army uniform” or “a Girl Scouts uniform”.

Now, the first lady has made headlines again, only this time sporting a more feminine look. Melania stepped out in a beautiful pink fuchsia dress on Wednesday night for the third night of the convention. Melania looked incredible in the stunning dress, which cinched in at the waist with a black ribbon before billowing out into a full-blown skirt.

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Melania Trump pictured alongside her husband President Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention at the White House on Wednesday night. Source: Getty.

The mother-of-one finished off the glamorous 1980s-inspired look with soft waves, and minimal jewellery and makeup.

Melania’s latest appearance comes just a day after she came under fire for wearing an Alexander McQueen military jacket and matching pencil skirt, which costs a combined $4,600 while delivering a speech in the White House rose garden earlier this week.

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Melania Trump recently came under fire for wearing a military-inspired outfit. Source: Getty.

Many people have since taken to social media criticise Melania’s outfit choice, with one Twitter user named @sam_cowen writing: “Nice to see Melania Trump modelling the new range of ‘military dictator’s wife’ outfits.” Meanwhile, @smarish added: “And her outfit is now on sale, in Moscow.”

While @noplaceforsheep wrote: “I just saw Melania Trump wearing an outfit that looked like a military uniform from North Korea.”

It’s not the first time one of Melania’s outfits have caused a stir on social media. The first lady was branded “disrespectful” back in 2018 after she wore a jacket bearing the slogan ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ during an official trip to visit migrant children being held in a detention centre.

A few months later Melania sparked debate again after she wore a pith helmet, commonly known as a safari hat during a visit to an animal sanctuary in Nairobi in Kenya. While harmless to some, the pith helmet is still associated with the exploitation of Africans and was commonly worn by armed forces as a symbol of status and oppression.

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