Ivanka Trump has faced criticism for choosing to wear an almost $4000 off-the-shoulder dress to her father’s first address to Congress on Tuesday night.
President Donald Trump’s daughter attended the State of the Union address in support of her father, as she has done throughout the campaign and into his presidency, but it was her choice of attire that sent social media users into a frenzy.
Show respect for the institutions of our democracy.Your dress is fine for cocktails but not for a joint session of Congress.
— VICKI SALT (@VSALTZ) March 1, 2017
Others labelled the dress “inappropriate” due to the black strap’s resemblance to a bra strap.
Meanwhile some defended Ivanka, highlighting that a woman was being picked apart for her dress sense while men are rarely critiqued in the same way.
Women should be able to wear what they like without judgement. Don't see men's ties or suits picked apart.
— Jupiter (@Jvpiter551) March 1, 2017
This isn’t the first time the mum-of-three has courted controversy with her fashion choices.
In January, shortly after Donald Trump’s now-failed travel ban was enforced, Ivanka shared a photo of herself and her husband Jared Kushner dressed in formalwear to attend an Alfalfa Club dinner.
The businesswoman was accused of being “tone deaf” due to the timing of the post, with some comparing her gown to survival blankets given to refugees.
— Networking Ninja (@VoiceOfThePhan) January 29, 2017
Do you think of Ivanka Trump’s dress was appropriate for the occasion?