Melania Trump slated for 'wet T-shirt' faux pas at Fourth of July parade, compared to Michelle Obama's 'Sleevegate'

Yahoo Staff Writer
People are criticising Melania Trump for her wardrobe faux pas at the Fourth of July parade. [Photo: PA]

Melania Trump has suffered an awkward wardrobe mishap at the Fourth of July parade last night.

The First Lady, 48, accompanied her husband, US President Donald Trump, 73, who spoke at the "Salute to America" event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

Stylish as ever, she wore a white Carolina Herrera dress with asymmetric sleeves, a flared skirt and multi-coloured stripes. It is now on sale at Matches Fashion for £1,342.

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She paired it with towering fuchsia stiletto heels.

But an unforeseen downpour of rain got the better of the former model, whose chic outfit was compromised.

As many women will know, a tight white top plus rain is not the best formula – a point Melania's wardrobe team seem to have overlooked ahead of the drizzly forecast.

Twitter users were quick to spot that her nipples appeared to be visible through her dress as she greeted crowds alongside her husband.

Cue several cruel jokes about the First Lady's look, with some comparing it to a 'wet T-shirt contest' and others speculating over her bra choices.

However, not everyone saw the funny side of the incident.

Many users hit out at Melania for the oversight, making comparisons to previous First Ladies.

Several referenced 'Sleevegate', a controversy where Michelle Obama, the wife of former US President Barack Obama, was slated for showing bare arms during an equivalent Fourth of July parade in 2016.

The First Lady often makes headlines with her outfits – the most recent example being the controversy over her decision to wear sunglasses during the D-Day memorial service in June.

And then, who can forget the uproar over her 'I don't care, do you?' jacket, worn back in June 2018.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo