Americas have always looked to our First Ladies to be fashion icons. Just like in other countries where they have royalty to set the standard, while our turn over is a little quicker, we still look to the first family to set the tone for what is in, and what is not. Former First Lady Michelle Obama had a lot of fashion fand who considered her style to be on point.
The First Lady, Melania Trump, might have been the only real contender for the former First Lady in fashion because Trump was formerly a fashion model. However, Trump ran into some political difficulties in getting a wardrobe fitting for a First lady.
Despite the sizable fortune that the Trump family has, and Trump’s history of being extremely well dressed, many fashion designers decided to make a political statement by saying that they wouldn’t dress the First Lady. This came as a shock to conservatives, who considered it a slap in the face to the President and his wife.
The obsession with businesses cutting of the First Family has died down, and the First lady has had a few more choices added to her wardrobe. This doesn’t keep the die-hard Obama fans from comparing her to Trump, but Trump isn’t letting that bother her. She’s been seen recently proudly wearing a dress by one of Obama’s favorite designers, and she doesn’t seem too worried about the fallout.
Yahoo News gleefully announced that even though the First Lady, like all of us, is perfectly free to wear whatever she sees fit, has been targeted by those who don’t think she should wear whatever she wants.
“Trump joined the president March 15 in welcoming Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to the White House. Both she and her husband sported sartorial nods to the Emerald Isle and the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday. In keeping with tradition, POTUS wore shamrocks in the breast pocket of his blazer.
FLOTUS, meanwhile, wore a sleeveless emerald-green leopard-print sheath dress for the occasion. The jacquard cocktail dress, which retails for $1,595, is by Brandon Maxwell, a designer popular with a number of A-listers. His most notable fans, however, are a far cry from the Trumps: Lady Gaga and Michelle Obama.
— Brandon Maxwell (@Brandonmaxwell) January 23, 2018
The pop star, who famously protested outside Trump Tower after the results of the last presidential election were announced, has worked closely with Maxwell during his stretch as her stylist and fashion director. Maxwell has been described as both her “favorite designer” and “best friend.”
One of Maxwell’s biggest breaks came when he dressed Obama in an ivory column dress for a state dinner in 2016.
“It has been an incredible honor for me and my team to create this dress for the first lady,” the designer said in a statement at the time. “Strong and elegant, she is the embodiment of the woman that inspires me to create, and a role model for women all over the world.”
Maxwell, whose designs have also been worn recently by Blake Lively and Octavia Spencer, has yet to comment on his latest first lady fan. But the look is earning rave reviews from FLOTUS supporters — though not so much from her critics.
Michelle wears maxwell better
— STORMY Newport (@ruckus2) March 15, 2018
Speeches, designers…what won't she steal?
— Auntie Mame (@BronwynOfAvalon) March 15, 2018
Sadly, this isn’t the first time the First Lady’s fashion has had some critics. No matter what she chooses to wear. In fact, just a few weeks ago at the President’s State of the Union address, Yahoo also reported that they considered her white pants suit to be some sort of statement on the accusations that have been leveled at her husband
“The first lady of the United States broke tradition by arriving separately from her husband to the State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
The lines were drawn well before cameras began rolling for President Trump’s address. Many of the same female Democratic senators and members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group who wore white in protest of Donald Trump in 2017 decided to dress in black as a sign of solidarity with the women of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. In a divisive move, female members of the GOP announced earlier this week their intentions to wear red, white, and blue to the State of the Union address as a sign of support for the military.
The first lady did not try to find a middle ground and made no reference to the movements. Instead, Melania Trump chose to wear white, the opposite color of the #MeToo and the Time’s Up movements. She may have arrived at the State of the Union address alone, but her choice of outfit clearly signaled her allegiance to the GOP — and her husband.”
Sadly, no matter how the First Lady dresses, or how well she wears what designers make for her, she will come under some level of scrutiny. Even though it’s what the First Family signed up for, it’s still a little sad to see feminists attacking a woman for what she wears.