It’s not easy being under a microscope when you’re in the public eye and First Lady Melania Trump’s style choices face constant scrutiny, it seems. The latest discussion is swirling over Melania’s patriotic Super Bowl style, a casual look for game day that some found perfectly appropriate and others deemed too sexy. The President and First Lady were on hand at Trump International Golf Club in Florida on Super Bowl Sunday to watch the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band and cheerleaders as well as a viewing party for the big game.
The Mail Online reports that following the cheerleaders’ performance, Trump said: “Thank you so much, that was so great. Great job, great talent, enjoy the game.”
The President kept things professional, wearing a suit and tie, but Melania went decidedly more casual for the event, pairing tight white jeans and super high heels with a red-white-and-blue jacket.
Earlier in the day, Trump shared this message in support of the troops, writing:
“As many Americans come together to watch the Super Bowl, Melania and I extend our greetings and appreciation for those who make occasions like this possible, particularly the brave men and women of our Armed Forces.”
“Though many of our Nation’s service members are unable to be home with family and friends to enjoy this evening’s American tradition, they are always in our thoughts and prayers. We owe these heroes the greatest respect for defending our liberty and our American way of life. Their sacrifice is stitched into each star and every stripe of our Star-Spangled Banner. We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our freedom as we proudly stand for the National Anthem.”
While some people left comments like “looks gorgeous,” “fabulous,” and “She would look good in anything” at the Starts at 60 site’s coverage of Melania’s outfit, not everyone was a fan, as one commenter offered this opinion: “She looks ridiculous.”
Others debated the style, with one person noting: “Get over it why are some women so bitchy, she is an elegant looking women even though we all have our own ideas of what is beautiful (which is fair enough); anyone with eyesight has to accept that she has elegance in spades, and that is nothing to do with money, you either have it or you don’t.”
Another person was more practical in their critique, sharing: “would have looked better with lower heels… her legs look too long for the top.”
Others didn’t love the look, but were open to the First Lady making choices without facing so much scrutiny, as one commenter noted: “She is a very beautiful woman and I truly think she has beauty on the inside as well! Not so keen on her get-up this time but, hey, it’s her choice! Don’t some of us wish we had the courage AND the figure to wear gear like this?”
Still others hoped for a glimmer of happiness on the First Lady’s face, with one person commenting: “Very attractive lady, but would like to see her smile more.”