Another day, another Melania Trump clothing mishap.
It’s just all part of the fun of the Trump White House, or something!
During a recent arrival at Joint Base Andrews after the Trumps’ impromptu visits to Iraq and Germany, Melania stepped off of Air Force One looking as always like the chicest illegal immigrant ever (follow the link if you need that comment explained).
Hair: impeccable. Green Prada pea coat: eye-catching and vibrant. Pants: non-existent… oh my God, what is she doing she is actually naked under that coat!!!
So lots of people thought, at least, at first glance at the footage of her descending the Air Force One steps.
Watch the footage here:
— ABC News (@ABC) December 27, 2018
Thankfully, it was just a trick of the eye—the pants are skin-tight and just so close to flesh-tone, folks thought FLOTUS was rocking the season’s latest naked-from-the-waist-down couture… or at least a SUPER-mini miniskirt.
A nanoskirt, if you will.
As the @POTUS and @FLOTUS deplaned in D.C. after visiting U.S. troops in Iraq and Germany, people initially questioned whether Melania was actually wearing pants. Turns out she’s wearing tan leather leggings and flats underneath a
green Prada peacoat. #fashion #style pic.twitter.com/RV60HQjEWR
— Hers Magazine (@hersmagazine) December 28, 2018
It was such a confusing sight that Vanity Fair even launched “an investigation“!
Of course, FLOTUS is no stranger to clothing controversies, with her sartorial choices regularly raising eyebrows.
There was her high-fashion stilettos look to visit the devastation of Hurricane Harvey that many found in poor taste. There was her pith helmet in Kenya, which seemed to many a crass nod to the country’s colonial past, her stepsons’ affection for hunting endangered species, or both.
And of course, there was the ne plus ultra of Melania Trump fashion faux pas, the infamous “I really don’t care, do you?” jacket she wore to visit children being held in cages at the border.
So at least this particular fashion moment was just a light-hearted mix-up with a jacket that is, one must admit, a holiday shade of green to die for!
Anyway, on social media, people were pretty shocked at first.
Holy crap. That is a MINI, mini-skirt.
— Carlolol (@Carlolol2) December 27, 2018
where on earth are her pants?…and shoes?! 😎😂
— Taumy (@TaumyGrrrl) December 27, 2018
It looked like Melania was pantless, until you see the wrinkles in the fabric, as she walked down the stairs. Was it on purpose? …always something to talk/tweet about with these two. #PhotoOp
— Susie Heather Tyson (@nysuzyinvegas) December 27, 2018
@FLOTUS returns to Washington at night wearing sunglasses and a mini-skirt. WTH?
— Make America Normal Again (@ChicoFathead) December 27, 2018
THIS IS SOOOOO FUNNY—THE FIRST TIME I LOOKED AT THE PHOTO–IT DID LOOK LIKE SHE WAS PANTLESS? https://t.co/C0tCld1zkO
— verna schertz (@vernaschertz) December 29, 2018
Melania, poor color choice for those pants. Oh my!
— Catherine Reeve (@Catheri51049994) December 28, 2018
Her skintight pants look like they’re made out of….skin 😟
— Jarvinia.G (@JarviniaG) December 28, 2018
Is it me?! What's wrong with this FLOTUS picture? pic.twitter.com/e9QrNzOXt3
— Curtis Ingraham (@CurtisIngraham1) December 28, 2018
Can someone tell me why @FLOTUS got off of Marine One without pants and shoes and wearing sunglasses at night? I’m legit curious.
— Baby Jesus (@SweetBabbyJesus) December 27, 2018
WTH is happening here? Melania has on no pants and no shoes. It is freezing cold in DC.
— Linda Berry (@2belinda) December 27, 2018
Seriously! Same here. I was like NoNoNo. Time to care, gurl. Get some pants on @FLOTUS
— Julia Doughty (@julia_doughty) December 28, 2018
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) December 27, 2018
One thing you can say about good ol’ “Melanie,” she always keeps us guessing!