Just days ago, her $12,888 ruffled Rodarte gown for the state dinner divided fashion critics and sparked complaints about its cost. But there’s just no keeping Ivanka Trump from splurging on a frilly frock.
On Thursday night she sported a similarly frothy design for the Team USA Awards in Washington, which honored Olympic athletes. The president’s elder daughter made the scene in a black-and-white Nalani fit-and-flare lace midi dress by Alexis, which retails for $1,085.
That’s a steep price tag for one dress, but the White House adviser presumably saved on her footwear. The black satin heels with a faux-gem buckle detail are the Beven 2 style from her own Ivanka Trump shoe range. Practical!
Clearly, the first daughter — who spent the evening with the nation’s top Olympic and Paralympic athletes — has an unapologetic love for ultrafeminine ruffles, tiers, and frills. If she can afford it, who are we to stop her?
Not everyone was a fan, however. Though many Trump devotees praised the look, it was dismissed as “frumpy” by London’s Express newspaper, which said it “swamped her petite figure.” Twitter critics also couldn’t resist making a few jabs, with one commenter calling the dress “matronly” and the buckled shoes more appropriate for Thanksgiving.
that dress is matronly and the shoes, Thanksgiving
— Michael Hunt (@jarev58) April 27, 2018
Everyone’s a critic!
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