Ivanka Trump returns to ruffles in a $1,085 dress — but not everyone's a fan

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.

Ivanka Trump at the Team USA Awards on Thursday night. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for USOC)
Ivanka Trump at the Team USA Awards on Thursday night. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for USOC)

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.


Everyone’s a critic!

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