Melania Trump ditched her signature high heels on a state visit to China, a truly surprising move. What in the world could have inspired her to slip on a pair of flats? Find out why she switched up her style!
Welp, now that there’s no disaster zone to visit, Melania Trump, 47, is free to drop the high heels. The first lady of the United States ditched the 5″ heels during her state visit to China on November 10 as she attended various events around the country. After visiting the famous panda, Gu Gu, at the Beijing zoo, and posing with school children, Melania took a trip to the Great Wall of China. Even someone who lives in their stilettos is required to wear sensible footwear for that trek. Enter Melania’s elusive ballet flats.
Who knew that she even owned comfy shoes? Because this is Melania we’re talking about, the kicks are obviously adorable. The simple beige flats matched her long, beige pencil skirt and played off her black turtleneck and coat. It’s too bad that she wasn’t allowed to wear, like, jeans, for the brutal hike, but we get it. She’s there on official business and a representative of the United States *shudder*. Unfortunately, President Donald Trump, 71, wasn’t present to walk the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall with his wife. He had already headed to Vietnam for the next leg of his widespread visit to Asia.
Melania’s style has been a major subject of discussion on the Asia trip, with some speculating that the first lady was being upstaged by the White House PR director, Hope Hicks, 29. Hope has a wardrobe full of super-cute outfits, and she brought a lot of them with her! As she wore fitted tuxedos and funky sweaters, all eyes were suddenly on hope — and not really on Melania. That’s until she wore a satin, floral Gucci dress that fit her like a glove. We think her status as most stylish in the White House probably isn’t in jeopardy.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Melania wore ballet flats, since she always wears heels? Let us know!