President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived in Rome, Italy on Tuesday, but they aren’t the only American presidential couple visiting the European country.
Former President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle Obama, are in Tuscany, and visited the city of Siena on Monday. People magazine spotlighted their visit to the cathedral and zeroed in on Mrs. Obama’s fashion.
The publication fawned that while she was in the White House, “it seemed when it came to fashion that Michelle Obama could do no wrong.” They continued that during their world travels since departing Washington, D.C., Mrs. Obama’s “easy, breezy, summer-ready fashions” have emerged.
During their stop at Siena’s cathedral, the former first lady “continued her contemporary style streak wearing the white cold-shoulder Jamia Top from Club Monaco with a large ruffle across the neckline and lace-up detailing over the arms” (see video above).
It should be pointed out, however, that one detail that tourists visiting Italy are warned about regarding visits to major churches is that they often have dress codes that are regularly enforced.
Several right-leaning and/or pro-Trump websites pointed out this detail as they played up Mrs. Obama’s attire during her visit to the famous cathedral — most prominently, a Tuesday post on controversial blogger Jim Hoft‘s Gateway Pundit blog.
Conservative Twitter users also weighed in on Mrs. Obama’s dress code-shirking ensemble.
MICHELLE OBAMA Breaks Church Rules Wearing Revealing Top Into Siena Cathedral Rules are very little people.. so is class evidently pic.twitter.com/q7A904DcgN
— patty (@pattygilli) May 23, 2017
Enquiring mind wonders how Michelle Obama made it into Siena’s cathedral with that top? What happened to Italian church dress codes?
— Lily will do 🇬🇧 (@JadisNoir) May 23, 2017
The only dress code at Duomo di Siena is no bare shoulders and shorts/skirts below the knee. Michelle Obama wears this. pic.twitter.com/LlenBbn0qc
— Margie 🇺🇸 (@Margie10) May 23, 2017
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