Melania Trump, as rumoured, opted for a baby blue Ralph Lauren dress with matching elbow-length gloves, while Michelle Obama decided on a full-skirted belted dress in red. One Twitter user has commented that the switch in party colours could signal a peaceful transfer of power – and we're inclined to agree. Both dresses are relatively low-key; the respective colours are the defining feature.
Melania Trump wearing blue and Michelle Obama wearing red, signalling peaceful transfer of power by wearing opposing party's color pic.twitter.com/FEMu3UsBDA— Marisa Dellatto (@MarisaDellatto) January 20, 2017
However, Barack Obama and Donald Trump both chose in their respective party shades – the former in Democrat blue and the latter in Republican red.
It's just a theory and maybe the two women just like the dress colours they chose. But both figures would be all too aware of the scrutiny each of their ensembles would face today – wearing a colour so closely aligned with the opposing party without considering the meaning behind it does seem more than just coincidental.
Via Harper's Bazaar UK