First lady Melania Trump did it again — her latest gown was absolutely stunning and caught a flurry of social media attention this week.
In what resembled a fairy tale, Melania and her husband, President Donald Trump, walked up the steps of Blenheim Palace to attend a dinner with Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband, Philip May:
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 13, 2018
While attending, Melania donned a yellow, floor-length, silk gown from J. Mendel. The gown contained a cape which beckoned back to a majestic attire often seen on Disney princesses.
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) July 13, 2018
— John Lundin 🌊 (@johnlundin) July 13, 2018
First Lady⚜️Style: Melania Trump looked absolutely stunning in a yellow J.MENDEL gown and MANOLO BLAHNIK heels as she headed to Blenheim Palace with President Trump, on the first night of their UK tour🤩@fashionEA1 pic.twitter.com/5ZOjNbb0ps
— shadrack musembi (@Shaddymusembi1) July 13, 2018
While Melania reportedly wore the dress in a nod to Queen Elizabeth II, some thought she resembled a different kind of royalty:
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) July 13, 2018
Some suggested Melania’s dress was a subtle hint that Donald Trump was the Beast and she was Belle from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”:
This is VERY Beauty and the Beast!
— Charlotte Neal (@CharlotteNeal_) July 12, 2018
Melania’s Beauty and the Beast shade game is strong. pic.twitter.com/4yJzwj6erN
— Darren Bell (@darren_bell) July 12, 2018
The yellow dress was a nod to Beauty and the Beast. Imprisoned in a castle with a true Beast! But I don't care. Do you?
— Scarlett O'Corleone (@godfatherwind) July 13, 2018
Melania Trump recently (inappropriately) wore a jacket emblazoned with a slogan, Trump said it was to send a message to the press. 🤨
— oorBitsy (@bitsybumble) July 12, 2018
This wasn’t the first instance of speculation of Melania trying to send a special message with her attire. After traveling to visit migrant children, she got a load of criticism for the jacket she wore.
Some in the media decried Melania’s jacket — which read “’I really don’t care, do you?’” — as a subtle way of showing her apathy toward family separations at the border, something her office denied:
NEW: @FLOTUS spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham when asked what message the first lady's jacket intends to send: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on."
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) June 21, 2018
But while the haters continued hating, Melania kept celebrating — elegant gown and all.