Melania Trump put on a very festive display as she supported her husband at a Hispanic Heritage Month event on Friday, adding a bit of fun to the occasion with a bright and bold outfit.
The bottom half of the 47-year-old’s ensemble seemed inspired by Latin culture in her choice of ensemble, picking a bright red skirt with a ruffled mermaid hem that was reminiscent of traditional flamenco-style skirts.
Meanwhile, her figure-hugging off-white sweater was not dissimilar to the styles worn by ‘sweater girls’ like Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Russell, who sparked a trend in the 40s and 50s of wearing round-neck, skin-tight knits in order to emphasize their chests.
At the time, the screen sirens wore their sweaters over conical or bullet-shaped bras in order to truly emphasize their bustline as much as possible – a style choice that Melania opted not to copy.
Instead the First Lady added her own form of flair with a bright bold pair of shoes, pairing the scarlet skirt, which featured fun floral embellishments around the hem, and white top with a pair of red heels.