Melania Trump slated for 'wet T-shirt' faux pas at Fourth of July parade, compared to Michelle Obama's 'Sleevegate'

People are criticising Melania Trump for her wardrobe faux pas at the Fourth of July parade. [Photo: PA]

Melania Trump has suffered an awkward wardrobe mishap at the Fourth of July parade last night.

The First Lady, 48, accompanied her husband, US President Donald Trump, 73, who spoke at the "Salute to America" event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

Stylish as ever, she wore a white Carolina Herrera dress with asymmetric sleeves, a flared skirt and multi-coloured stripes. It is now on sale at Matches Fashion for £1,342.

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US President Donald Trump (L) and First Lady Melania Trump leave after attending the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump applauds next to first lady Melania Trump at the "Salute to America" event during Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump departs with first lady Melania Trump during the Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The White House said Trump's message won't be political -- Trump is calling the speech a "Salute to America" -- but it comes as the 2020 campaign is heating up. Photographer: Al Drago/Sipa USA
Attendees cheer as Blue Angel fighter jets fly overheard as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The White House said Trump's message won't be political -- Trump is calling the speech a "Salute to America" -- but it comes as the 2020 campaign is heating up. Photographer: Al Drago/Sipa USA
Blue Angel fighter jets fly overheard as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The White House said Trump's message won't be political -- Trump is calling the speech a "Salute to America" -- but it comes as the 2020 campaign is heating up. Photographer: Al Drago/Sipa USA
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to the "Salute to America" ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate during the Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The White House said Trump's message won't be political -- Trump is calling the speech a "Salute to America" -- but it comes as the 2020 campaign is heating up. Photographer: Al Drago/Sipa USA
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump looks at Tiffany Trump as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence listen as U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, speaks during the Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The White House said Trump's message won't be political -- Trump is calling the speech a "Salute to America" -- but it comes as the 2020 campaign is heating up. Photographer: Al Drago/Sipa USA
First Lady Melania Trump at the National Mall in Washington, DC on July 4, 2019. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA)
US First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence applaud during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump speaks during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: Amber and Jon, of Indiana, who declined to give their last names, sit in the shade at Entrance C two and a half hours before the gates open to go into a ticketed area before the Independence Day festivities on the National Mall and the Salute to America event celebrating the Fourth of July in Washington, DC on July 4, 2019. (Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4 : President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart after participating in an Independence Day Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: A "Baby Trump" inflatable is set up by Code Pink on the National Mall during the Independence Day festivities and before the Salute to America event celebrating the Fourth of July in Washington, DC on July 4, 2019. "This has become a symbol of Trump at his worst," Code Pink volunteer Paki Wieland of Massachusetts said. "The Fourth of July has been a holiday so to turn it into a partisan event called for a response and this is our response." (Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: A "Baby Trump" inflatable is set up by Code Pink on the National Mall during the Independence Day festivities and before the Salute to America event celebrating the Fourth of July in Washington, DC on July 4, 2019. "This has become a symbol of Trump at his worst," Code Pink volunteer Paki Wieland of Massachusetts said. "The Fourth of July has been a holiday so to turn it into a partisan event called for a response and this is our response." (Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: Betty-Ann Lang, right, and her sister Deborah Sheldon, both of Rhode Island, sit and wait for the events to start near the Lincoln Memorial, which is blocked off before the Salute to America event and during the Independence Day festivities on the National Mall celebrating the Fourth of July in Washington, DC on July 4, 2019. They set up at around 10:30am to get a good spot and plan to stay all day through the fireworks tonight. Sheldon got their matching shirts online. (Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - 2019/07/04: Activists hold placards with different slogans during the protest. Coinciding with The Fourth of July anniversary, around 50 Americans in Madrid marched in central city to protest against the Trump administration's immigration policies. (Photo by John Milner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D C , UNITED STATES - 2019/07/04: The crowd waiting for President Donald Trump to speak at the National Mall in Washington, DC during the Independence Day on July 4. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - The Blue Angels (six F-18s) fly overhead as people gather on the National Mall for the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
People sit atop a WWII memorial as they gather on the National Mall for the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
People gather on the National Mall for the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump is shown on a screen as he speaks during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: People watch the fireworks display on the National Mall during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: People watch the fireworks display on the National Mall during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - The Blue Angels (six F-18s) fly overhead as people gather on the National Mall during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Helicopters fly overhead during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Blue Angels (six F-18s) fly overhead as people gather on the National Mall during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
A "Trump Baby" baloon (R) is seen as people gather on the National Mall during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: A fireworks display follows the "Salute to America" ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. The presentation featured armored vehicles on display, a flyover by Air Force One, and several flyovers by other military aircraft. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: A fireworks display follows the "Salute to America" ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. The presentation featured armored vehicles on display, a flyover by Air Force One, and several flyovers by other military aircraft. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: A fireworks display follows the "Salute to America" ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. The presentation featured armored vehicles on display, a flyover by Air Force One, and several flyovers by other military aircraft. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: An armored military vehicle is seen during a fireworks display that followed the "Salute to America" ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. The presentation featured armored vehicles on display, a flyover by Air Force One, and several flyovers by other military aircraft. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: Fireworks go off over the Lincoln Memorial on July 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. The fireworks display concludes the day's Fourth of July festivities which included President Trump's "Salute to America." (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: Guests watch fireworks go off over the Lincoln Memorial on July 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. The fireworks display concludes the day's Fourth of July festivities which included President Trump's "Salute to America." (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump take the stage on July 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: President Donald Trump watches a flyover on July 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: Media cover President Donald Trump as he watches a flyover on July 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, among others, wave to the crowd during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by Susan Walsh / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read SUSAN WALSH/AFP/Getty Images)
Guest cheer as US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo by Susan Walsh / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read SUSAN WALSH/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: A military fly over is seen on the National Mall while President Donald Trump gives his speech during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: The Lincoln Memorial is seen on the National Mall while President Donald Trump gives his speech during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: A woman with a red, white and blue umbrella is seen on the National Mall while President Donald Trump gives his speech during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
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She paired it with towering fuchsia stiletto heels.

But an unforeseen downpour of rain got the better of the former model, whose chic outfit was compromised.

As many women will know, a tight white top plus rain is not the best formula – a point Melania's wardrobe team seem to have overlooked ahead of the drizzly forecast.

Twitter users were quick to spot that her nipples appeared to be visible through her dress as she greeted crowds alongside her husband.

Cue several cruel jokes about the First Lady's look, with some comparing it to a 'wet T-shirt contest' and others speculating over her bra choices.

However, not everyone saw the funny side of the incident.

Many users hit out at Melania for the oversight, making comparisons to previous First Ladies.

Several referenced 'Sleevegate', a controversy where Michelle Obama, the wife of former US President Barack Obama, was slated for showing bare arms during an equivalent Fourth of July parade in 2016.

The First Lady often makes headlines with her outfits – the most recent example being the controversy over her decision to wear sunglasses during the D-Day memorial service in June.

And then, who can forget the uproar over her 'I don't care, do you?' jacket, worn back in June 2018.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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