Melania Trump's sequin suit somehow becomes politicised and divides opinion

It seems many people object to sequins

Rachel Hosie
Wednesday 01 March 2017 14:40
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Melania Trump arrives ahead of Trump address

On Tuesday evening, US President Donald Trump delivered his first address to Congress with the eyes of the world watching and his wife Melania by his side.

But of course, there has been practically as much scrutiny of Melania’s appearance as what her husband actually said.

FLOTUS gracefully walked down the stairs in a black Michael Kors skirt suit, with sequin embellishment and a belt at the waist - but the suit has divided opinion.

Whilst most people agree Melania looked incredibly chic, many people argued it was an inappropriate occasion for sequins.

Some, people, however, though FLOTUS looked great and applauded her for her choice of outfit (including this writer who believes there are very few occasions at which one shouldn’t wear sequins).

The blazer and skirt, which together cost $9,590 (£7,800), are from Kors’ Spring/Summer 2017 collection, and variations of the outfit have already been worn by celebrities including Emma Stone and Chrissy Teigen, reports Mic.

Emma Stone

Despite the fact that many designers including Marc Jacobs and and Philip Lim have refused to dress Melania, this is not the first time she has worn Michael Kors - she wore wide-legged trousers by Kors to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie.

Melania also wore a Michael Kors dress under a Balmain coat on election day.

Whether you think sequins are appropriate for a First Lady at her husband’s address to Congress or not, you have to applaud Melania for wearing what she wants.

For many people, it simply seems ridiculous that a woman's outfit can cause such a fuss.

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