At an October 2016 presidential debate, shortly after her husband Donald’s infamous “grab ‘em by the p***y” soundbite leaked, Melania wore a pink Gucci top called (yes, really) a pussy-bow blouse. Twitter had a field day over Melania’s shirt, with one user wondering if Donald “grabbed it from the closet” for her.
At her husband’s inauguration, Melania wore a pretty Ralph Lauren baby blue cashmere ensemble. Melania herself didn’t get the brunt of the controversy here; rather, Ralph Lauren got a rude awakening when social media users called for a boycott of the brand due to their working with Mrs. Trump.
At a 2017 speech to the United Nations, Melania preached about ending child hunger and poverty while wearing a $2,950 hot pink designer dress with billowing balloon sleeves. Angry netizens felt that her gaudy Marie Antoinette-esque outfit made her statements seem hollow, hypocritical, and detached.