The First Lady, Melania Trump, flew with POTUS to Texas today to visit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Since they were visiting victims of a natural disaster, you would expect Melania to wear something sensible, like sneakers, flats, or heaven forbid, galoshes. That assumption turned out to be very wrong.
Melania took the term flood pants a little too literally this morning when she picked out her outfit. She paired high-waters with sharp black stilettos for her trip to the flood zone.
Melania’s choice fueled a lot of backlash on Twitter.
We’re not sure what you should wear to visit someone who has suffered a horrific accident, but these heels are probably not it.
She seems pretty removed from the people suffering here.
But did we really expect her to be “in touch” with all of us, anyway?
Twitter had some possible explanations…
Those two destinations are very different!
Her shoe choice does bring her about four inches higher than she would have been in flats. Maybe she’s on to something?
Did we really think that Melania was going to be donning a waterproof jumpsuit and wading into flooded areas to save civilians?
It’s true that there are a lot of important things happening in the world right now! We need to talk about those too. But sometimes you have to talk about something a little funny to ease the tension.
Wearing suede or leather during any rain at all, not to mention hurricane weather, is much less sensible than wearing heels, in our opinion. Meanwhile, in other Trump family fashion news…
We’re not sure why anyone needs to look romantic for work, but apparently Ivanka is an expert on the subject.
Yeah, it’s a little weird to want to look romantic when you’re working with your dad.
Aren’t we trying to work towards more respect for women in the workplace? It seems like telling women to dress less professionally or advising them to try to impress their coworkers in a romantic way does not achieve that.
Clearly Melania would recommend the pumps in this situation.
Well, obviously! How did we not think of this sooner? We guess we should be adding florals, ruffles, and pumps to our emergency kits and evacuation centers.
What do you think about the Trump’s fashion choices today? Would you wear stilettos during a hurricane?