People can’t get enough of Dr. Jill Biden’s ’90s-style fishnets & ankle boots

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Dr. Jill Biden is hot stuff. She’s smart, she’s cool and she loves pranks and holidays. I always thought that Dr. Biden dresses “like a teacher,” in that she’s usually wearing something a little bit twee and cute rather than super-stylish. But now I wonder if Dr. Biden is actually more of a ‘90s alt-fashion girl. Can a doctor get some flannel and ripped jeans up in here? No? Then how about a heeled ankle boots, a twirly skirt and FISHNETS?? Dr. Biden deplaned at Andrews Air Force Base last week and her fishnets are still making headlines.

Of course, there are people crying about how no one said “you go, girl” when Melania Trump wore any of her ridiculous couture costumes and something something, why are fashionistas being mean to Melania? For what it’s worth… Melania occasionally wore a suit or a blouse I liked, but her style wasn’t even all that great. It was just expensive. And her personality was so awful, that *did* affect how we saw her fashion. Dr. Biden is a breath of fresh air and a cool lady, so of course we’re going to clap when she wears fishnets and ankle boots. Meanwhile, Dr. Jill “pranked” her staff and reporters on this same trip:

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden had a busy day on Thursday (otherwise known as April Fools’ Day, or, to me, the worst pseudo-holiday in rotation). While traveling on Executive One Foxtrot, the First Lady’s plane, Biden pranked staff and reporters by dressing up as a flight attendant (complete with a black wig and name tag reading “Jasmine”) and handing out Dove ice cream bars. After serving dessert, Biden reportedly returned to the cabin sans wig and exclaimed “April Fools!”

Biden is apparently a known in-flight prankster. In her memoir she wrote of hiding in an overhead bin on Air Force Two when her husband, President Joe Biden, was vice president.

Amid a chaotic day of First Lady duties and elaborate pranks, Biden also wore an unexpected (though greatly appreciated) outfit. Jill paired a set of black floral fishnet tights, black heeled booties, a semi-pleated leather skirt, and a fitted black blazer. Think: Early aughts emo meets White House matriarch.

As promised during her husband’s 2020 campaign, Dr. Biden has maintained her full-time job as an English teacher since the inauguration. According to a CBS News report, Biden is currently teaching three remote introductory English courses at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA).

[From InStyle]

What do we think about a prankster First Lady who has access to wigs? It’s cute, I guess. She seems to have a warm relationship with her staff and with the journalists covering her… which Melania never had. Protect Dr. Jill and her fishnets at all costs!

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  1. Jess says:

    She seems pretty awesome. I’m not a fan of pranks but hers seem pretty harmless, and I’m loving the fishnets!

    • booboocita says:

      I like pranks if they’re victimless and not at the heavy expense of someone. Dr Jill’s pranks are harmless and all in good fun. And hey, I love a good bootie, and she’s killing it in that photo.

    • lise says:

      hiding in the overhead compartment on air force two is hilarious, suggests that she’s either extremely small and bendy or the overhead compartments are enormous, and hurts no one. i love it!

  2. Jaded says:

    Love the look! And she rocks it well – the thing I love about her is she doesn’t take herself seriously like ole’ sourpuss Melanoma. Dr. Jill is a shining light whereas Mrs. Orangini sucks the light out of everything. A total black hole of a person.

  3. Dee says:

    A First Lady with a sense of humor? Who is seen with her husband and enjoys being there? Who has a job and cares about people?

    • Esmom says:

      I know, right? Amazing. And how cool would it be to have her as your English teacher!

  4. LightPurple says:

    Conservative Twitter is absolutely horrified with this ensemble and is equating this cute outfit as something a prostitute would wear.

    • lucy2 says:

      But they were totes cool with Melania and her history, right?

      I think Dr. Flotus looks great, and the GOP is just pissed that the Biden admin is doing well and there’s not much of substance to complain about.

    • Esmom says:

      The hypocrisy never fails to enrage me. Sigh.

    • JanetDR says:

      I’d be down for some comparison pic of Jill vs. Melania . I’m willing to bet real money that even if Dr. Jill *did* dress like a prostitute at some point, she still had on more clothes than Melanie did when she was “modeling”.

    • Brittney B says:

      …the caucasity.

      Projection is a hell of a drug.

    • Dee says:

      Well, the GOP should know, right? (said, dripping with sarcasm).

    • nb says:

      I work with a conservative MAGA guy and he’s been calling our VP a “ho, tramp, high end call girl and prostitute” because of her relationship with Willie Brown back in the 90’s. He said she slept her way to the top, and that women trying to get power has ‘destroyed the family unit and collapsed morals’. I told him to go back to the 1950’s and he said gladly, that was the best time in America.

      Seriously…it’s scary to me that there is still so much sexism and racism out there. Men can sleep around and do stuff like Matt Gaetz and that’s A-OK and even congratulated but VP Harris had a relationship with someone in a position of power in the 90’s and that makes her a ho who slept her way to the top. I just don’t even know to respond to all the things wrong with it. Not to mention the president they love has had 4 marriages, children with different mothers, has been caught paying off a porn star for an affair while he was married, and has numerous allegations of sexual assault and THAT’S OK? Just because he’s a man?? That type of behavior isn’t collapsing morals? The double standards infuriate me.

      I just…can’t.

      Side note, Dr. Biden looks CUTE as hell in this.

    • Joan Rivers says:

      Melania was nude on a plane, Jill just wears fishnets on a plane. WTF?

  5. Digital Unicorn says:

    I must HAVE those boots – anyone got an id on them?!?! Love me an ankle boot and the heel looks the right height and width for me.

  6. SpankyB says:

    Those are patterned hosiery, not fishnet. Fishnet is a specific pattern, you know, like a fishing net.

    • Ines says:

      Thank you, yes!

    • Nikki* says:

      You are correct.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yep. I wore actual fishnets in the 60s (grade school!), Dr. Biden’s are just patterned, which are still pretty cool. Great outfit.

      • JanetDR says:

        I had a turquoise pair in 7th grade that I wore with a yellow floral miniskirt. However bright you are thinking is not as bright as it was 😃. I was so sad when those fishnets got runs.

      • Carabella says:

        I wore fishnets in the 80s, even wore white ones with my high school uniform.

  7. RoyalBlue says:

    That is something I would wear!

    • Sid says:

      I really loved the tights and boots combo. Mrs. Biden looked cute and the whole thing just has a fun and free vibe.

  8. Bettyrose says:

    She has my dream job and she’s raiding my 90s closet? 👏👏👏👏

  9. Watson says:

    I hate this look. I like everything separately just not together. Reminds me of Hannah Montana but in black with a bigger budget.

    Love Dr. Biden, but this look is not my thing.

    • MsIam says:

      Its reading more eighties Madonna to me, lol. But hey, she’s having fun.

      • Watson says:

        YES! I think she used Madonna as a template, but because the 80’s doesn’t always translate well, she comes off looking like she’s wearing a Hanna Montana costume. Inspired by Madonna but not hitting the mark.

        I still love Jill though. She’s vastly more intelligent and classy than that other woman.

      • Annie says:

        That was my first thought too. I like it.

      • NightOwl says:

        I really love when we call them “The Former” and “That Other Woman”. Not having to see their names really takes my blood pressure down a notch.

  10. MsIam says:

    Girls just wanna have fun! You go Dr. Jill! And I agree, so nice to have a real person as our First Lady instead of that automaton Melania. Bet there won’t be any body double rumors about Dr. Jill.

  11. Mireille says:

    FLOTUS Dr. Biden got her Ph.D., raised a family, served twice as Second Lady, works as a teacher, advocates for education, and has a sense of humor. She can twerk and sing karoke on TikTok while wearing fishnets and ankle boots and still be more effective and badass in her role than Trump, his wife, their family, and the entire Trump administration.

  12. nicegirl says:

    I cannot get enough of Dr Jill!!

  13. Darla says:

    I love this look.

  14. kerwood says:

    Deplorables are wondering why Melania didn’t get any praise? Maybe because she’s a cold, heartless bitch who has never done an honest days work in her life and publicly stated that she didn’t care about her husband imprisoning children in cages. That might have something to do with it.

    I’m not a huge fan of Dr. Biden’s fashion but I respect the hell out of her. She’s an amazing woman and if she wants to dress like Pat Benatar, you go girl!!!!!

  15. Eleonora says:

    Good look. I like her 🙂

  16. Nibbi says:

    I think she’s pulling a page from French First Lady Brigitte Macron’s playbook here- it’s an edgy, semi-sexy vibe, showing some leg, that she does all the time. I actually think Jill Biden works it better!