Melania Trump's red gloves are baffling the internet

You can't have missed the big unveiling of this season's White House Christmas decorations, and let's just say it's a little different to when Michelle Obama ruled the roost.

Let's just ignore the weird blood red theme here for a minute, and focus on a small little detail that has so far baffled the internet - and myself too, I must admit.

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As you'll see from the picture, Melania is wearing gloves to admire the baubles on the tree she probably didn't decorate. Now this is weird in many ways.

First off, why would you wear gloves indoors? I imagine the White House is quite toasty at all times. Secondly, while festive, the red gloves seem a little aggressive, which isn't ideal really considering President Trump's tough stance on immigration, amongst other things.

Here are a few choice reactions from Twitter.

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But mostly, it's just not relatable isn't it? There is a reason Princess Diana decided to shun wearing gloves, because she felt it was more human to have skin to skin contact with the people she met. Perhaps this would make her seem a bit more approachable, especially after the whole jacket saga?

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Also just going to leave you with this Handmaid's Tale meme here because, well lol.

Perhaps something a little softer might work better next year?

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.