What Melania Trump wore her 46th week as first lady — when the hurricane heels struck again

What Melania Trump wore her 46th week as first lady — when the hurricane heels struck again
Melania Trump sits next to Santa Claus as she reads to children at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Melania Trump sits next to Santa Claus as she reads to children at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Melania Trump was back to White House traditions yet again this week. Save for meeting with Hurricane Harvey first responders, she was all about continuing some of her predecessors’ most admirable traditions, like visiting a children’s hospital in D.C. to read a storybook and participating in the Hanukkah celebration at the White House.

Trump wore nothing truly shocking this week, sticking to neutrals, which remain her favorite color palette.

This is what she wore:

Wednesday, Dec. 6: Heels — again — for visiting Hurricane Harvey victims

For her third trip to visit the victims and first responders of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Trump wore an outfit mostly suitable for touring a devastated area: an Army green puffer jacket from Rag & Bone worn over a sweater and tight green jeans. But then she had to go and wear heels again.

Back in August, when Trump first visited Texas after the hurricane with her husband, she caused controversy for stepping out in sky-high stilettos. She naturally changed on the plane there, but the image it sent to viewers was that she cared more about fashion than the devastation, and had no intention of getting dirty.

This time, Trump toured facilities in Texas in heeled boots. And people were again not very happy about it.

Thursday, Dec. 7: A wintery white ensemble for visiting a Washington hospital

Melania Trump (center) before reading to children at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Melania Trump (center) before reading to children at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

First ladies since Jacqueline Kennedy have visited Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. for the holidays, and Trump continued that tradition this week.

While reading The Polar Express for the children — and Santa Claus — she wore a light cream shift dress, a white coat and snakeskin heels, all by designers who have yet to be identified.

Melania Trump before reading to children at Children’s National Medical Center
Melania Trump before reading to children at Children’s National Medical Center Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Thursday, Dec. 7: A black dress for her first Hanukkah reception

Melania Trump (far left) with Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israels and Melania’s husband at the Hanukkah reception at the White House
Melania Trump (far left) with Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israels and Melania’s husband at the Hanukkah reception at the White House Saul Loeb/Getty Images

For her first White House Hanukkah reception ever, Trump wore a very simple black, sleeveless dress with a band at the waist by a currently still-unknown designer.

Melania Trump at the Hanukkah reception
Melania Trump at the Hanukkah reception Alex Brandon/AP

You can see previous recaps of what Melania Trump wore here.