Gabrielle Union fires back at troll who told her to 'dress her age'

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Gabrielle Union is sticking up for herself after a troll dissed her style. (Photo: Araya Diaz/Getty Images)
Gabrielle Union is sticking up for herself after a troll dissed her style. (Photo: Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

Gabrielle Union isn’t just an actress; she’s also got her own fashion range with New York & Company. But while the 46-year-old star frequently posts photos of her fans proudly modeling her latest designs, one Instagram follower found it necessary to play fashion police.

After Union — who just welcomed daughter Kaavia James with her husband, Dwyane Wade — shared a photo of herself wearing what appears to be a black dress with ruched details from an upcoming collection for her line. The new mom paired the outfit with bold green, black and taupe sneakers from the Li-Ning sportswear brand.

Most fans left comments gushing about her look, but one commenter took a potshot.

“Can you dress your age please?” the commenter fumed.

It didn’t take long for Union to respond.

“Oh I’d looooove to hear what you think is age-appropriate,” the Bring It On star shot back. “Please gimme alllll the age-appropriate fashion advice I didn’t know I needed in my life.”

A commenter said the 46-year-old’s look wasn’t appropriate for her age. (Photo: Gabrielle Union via Instagram)
A commenter said the 46-year-old’s look wasn’t appropriate for her age. (Photo: Gabrielle Union via Instagram)

The fashion jab also didn’t fly with Union’s fans, who rushed in to defend the star’s style and her right to dress as she pleases. Several said they were in their 40s and 50s and took inspiration from her look.

“I absolutely your NY&Co. collection and I’m 50!” read one comment. “Ignore ignorance and keep them coming.”

“We are the same age and I don’t see anything wrong with how you dress!!” added a fan. “Also, you don’t even look your age … not sure what we should be wearing if this isn’t appropriate??? You look great!!”

“It’s women like you that show me you can still be young and beautiful at our age!!” another commenter wrote. “I’ll be 46 this year and it is on!!! You are truly a blessing!!! Keep it up lady!!”

It’s Union’s second round of clapping back at trolls this month. In early December, she spoke out after being criticized for kissing her infant daughter, insisting that she and Wade were following healthy parenting practices.

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