Melania Trump receives backlash for her choice of outfit at funeral of former first lady Rosalynn Carter


Melania Trump has turned heads due to the outfit she wore at the memorial of former first lady Rosalynn Carter.

Trump joined former president Bill Clinton, president Joe Biden, all former first ladies, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and first lady Jill Biden, to pay last respects to Mrs. Carter on Tuesday afternoon. Carter, wife of former president Jimmy Carter passed away at the age of 96 on November 19 at her home in Plains, Georgia.

For the service, Melania had worn a gray coat, with a black dress underneath. Critics have argued that she should not have chosen gray colored coat and have instead of worn black, which is viewed as the most traditional color of grieving, for the occasion.


Diane Gottsman, an etiquette expert and founder of Protocol School of Texas, however, told Newsweek Tuesday afternoon that Melania’s outfit was appropriate for the funeral. She said that it would have been arguable if she had worn pink colored outfit, but gray is “perfectly acceptable” among the colors of funeral.

Still, many users on the social media took issue with the outfit.