First lady Jill Biden certainly had tongues wagging over the weekend after photos of her returning to Andrews Air Force Base following a visit to California made the rounds.
At 69, Mrs. Biden is no spring chicken but that didn’t prevent her from channeling a 1980s Madonna look as she deplaned, rocking black floral fishnet tights, black heeled half-boots, a black leather skirt and a black blazer.
Arriving late Thursday — Aprils Fools Day — we can be fairly certain Biden’s attire wasn’t intended to commemorate Good Friday or Easter Sunday.
There was plenty of online debate over the outfit, with some questioning whether it’s appropriate for a first lady and others suggesting she was too old to pull the look off.
“Amid a chaotic day of First Lady duties and elaborate pranks, Biden also wore an unexpected (though greatly appreciated) outfit. Jill paired a set of black floral fishnet tights, black heeled booties, a semi-pleated leather skirt, and a fitted black blazer. Think: Early aughts emo meets White House matriarch,” InStyle celebrated.
The magazine also said Biden “pranked staff and reporters by dressing up as a flight attendant (complete with a black wig and name tag reading ‘Jasmine’) and handing out Dove ice cream bars.”
Naturally, Kool-Aid drinkers on the left would rush to praise Biden — and used the incident as an excuse to attack former first lady Melania Trump.
A former model full of class, Mrs. Trump was snubbed entirely by the Trump-hating fashion magazine industry during her four years in the White House.
Fishnet tights are in style for spring 2021 and our loving, intelligent, compassionate @FLOTUS looks beautiful and fashionable. pic.twitter.com/lsEAUJfmQn
— @297_Aruba_Lover (@297_ArubaLover) April 5, 2021
For everyone saying that @FLOTUS is too old to rock this outfit, I say, get with the times! She looks better than anything I ever saw the “former woman” wear. I love this outfit! pic.twitter.com/kY07XAkcyc
— We HearVoicesOutThere (@WeHearPodcast) April 5, 2021
Are you serious about this? This is the issue? The last lady married for a green card; posed naked for a magazine, & destroyed the rose garden to build a tennis court. I guess conservatives couldn’t find their pearls for issues like those. pic.twitter.com/gyTN7UbHRz
— Lyrical Justifier (@Lyricaljust1) April 4, 2021
On the other hand, there was lots of criticism and jeering over the ensemble, likely put together by some well meaning aide trying to make Biden appear young and hip.
Lord knows there’s no hope of pulling off such a stunt with her husband, President Joe Biden, who looks every bit the 78 years he has under his belt. And then some.
Here’s a quick sampling of some of those responses from Twitter:
Good. Lord. pic.twitter.com/2Z13lApk0q
— Jordan 🕵🏽♂️ (@Jord_45) April 4, 2021
There comes a time in every woman’s life where she should think very seriously (yes, Jill Biden I AM looking at you) about handing the baton over to young women to rock the leather and lace look. Melania Trump would never be found wearing tat from Madonna’s 1980’s ‘Like a Virgin’
— Sapienta (@Sapienta4) April 5, 2021
I think Madonna and Cher got FLOTUS drunk and gave her a makeover with their frocks from the 80s #JillBiden #FLOTUS pic.twitter.com/DHe9KO3IfV
— Michael Dean Shelton (@michaeldean0116) April 4, 2021
Jill Biden would appreciate if people stopped retweeting this picture of her trashy outfit pic.twitter.com/Z975OU8ebl
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) April 5, 2021
Hey Jill Biden. It’s not called Forever61 for a reason. Forever21 needs a cut off date!! pic.twitter.com/uXBNA9fpwi
— Steve Mudflap McGrew’s REMASCULATE Podcast! (@REMASCULATE) April 4, 2021
For an additional $29.99 Jill Biden could have accessorized her Halloween costume with the optional broom. pic.twitter.com/E5PyaMnUah
— H.L. Chiselfritz (@RotNScoundrel) April 4, 2021
I think Jill B has the holidays confused.
She must think it’s Halloween.
What is she 70? Either way she’s much too old for fishnets & stilleto booties. https://t.co/6M0Kj3raPQ
— Jenn H (@JHolly517) April 5, 2021
It’s not JUST the fishnets. It’s the whole mess. A miniskirt? All black? Not too springy. The outfit is ugly for a woman of any age. No one pays attention to #Flotus anyway. The only thing I’ve seen are people still talking about #Melania
— Just Jo (@LDsGarage) April 5, 2021
Jill Biden is just too old to be wearing fishnets. It’s gross. But Melania on the other hand would rock them.
— Shawn (@AirwolfRocks84) April 5, 2021
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