[Ed. – Although I (J.E.) four-fourths don’t care, from a big-flick standpoint, and on principle forgive people in the public eye much as regards their sartorial choices, I’m impelled to say that there was a way to wear those tights and do it right. Plain black straight skirt, all the way to the knee, and black stiletto pumps. (Better yet, bolero-jacketed black sheathe dress. Classic and right for her, or any, age.) Alternative casual look, since she was traveling: straight suede jean-style skirt, unobtrusive, well-fitting crew-neck sweater, low-heeled black, calf-high scrunch boots. Jewelry on dial-down either way. It’s not the tights; it’s the flippy skirt and the booties that just create the wrong setting for them. With the random button-infested suit jacket added, it really does look like Madonna ’85. And that’s all I’m saying about that.]
The 69-year-old arrived back in Washington, D.C. on Thursday night following a trip to California, and was pictured stepping off her plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland wearing a black jacket, above-the-knee black skirt, black heeled boots, and a bold pair of tights featuring a criss-cross pattern.
Her legwear quickly drew the eyes of multiple online critics – who slammed her tights as ‘trashy’ and ’embarrassing’, while accusing the professor of being ‘too old’ to wear such a bold look.
‘I think Jill B has the holidays confused. She must think it’s Halloween. What is she 70? Either way she’s much too old for fishnets & stilleto booties,’ one person wrote.
‘Madonna called and wants her trashy look back, Doc,’ another Twitter user added.
Jill Biden's patterned tights spark a Twitter WAR – as critics brand her 'trashy' and 'embarrassing' https://t.co/I029MhlNRo
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 5, 2021