Now that the election is behind us and all the votes have been cast (at long last), let’s be honest, the most important part of today was the fashion. Am I right? At least, that is what I was most interested in! While the Inauguration balls are continuing on tonight, here are my rankings for what the new First Lady and Second Lady wore last night and today.
Melania Trump – Inauguration Day: 10/10
She nailed it. I can’t even express just how perfect this ensemble is. Classic and yet modern, and by the famous American designer Ralph Lauren. The color is gorgeous without being too “springy” for a January day, the cloak-like detailing on the bodice makes it unique and even edgy, and the coordinating heels and gloves help it to be modest and proper.
Melania Trump – Inauguration Eve – 10/10
Another gorgeous gown but in a much different way. The form-fitting evening gown by Reem Acra glittered in the lights (it’s hard to go wrong with glitter) but was toned down by the fact that it was a very simple style with full coverage.
Karen Pence – Inauguration Eve – 5/10
The Second Lady chose a group of Indiana designers to design her as well as her daughters’ gowns for the special weekend. Sounds like a nice idea, right? While I would love to love this, I just don’t. The dress wasn’t flattering, but beyond that – it looked like a second marriage wedding gown. Thanks but no thanks.