Ivanka Trump wears $1,655 floral dress during Ethiopia trip — where her visit to textile center sparks 'sweatshops' jabs

Ivanka Trump wore an Emilia Wickstead dress for her meeting with President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

While stepmother Melania Trump caused a commotion — and sparked accusations of glorifying colonialism — with the outfits she wore during her trip to Africa last fall, Ivanka Trump is steering clear of pith helmets and Out of Africa-esque ensembles.

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The first daughter arrived in Ethiopia on Sunday and kicked off her four-day trip — which aims to help promote economic opportunities for women in developing countries — with two long and loose dresses. The first, a light blue cotton number with black piping, is available for $138 from J.Crew. Trump then changed into Tibi’s $595 white midi-length wrap dress cinched with a brown belt.


Day two began with an all-black ensemble and lace veil, worn to Holy Trinity Church in the capital of Addis Ababa to pay respects to those killed in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash last month.


The senior White House adviser opted for a more vibrant look for her Tuesday meeting with the country’s president, Sahle-Work Zewde. Trump turned to a designer beloved by royals Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, Emilia Wickstead.

Trump’s dress is priced at $1,655. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The mother of three made a bold splash in Wickstead’s floral Jaz Shirt Dress, priced at $1,655. The button-down midi-length dress features large pink, red and blue blooms, and was paired with white heels and a matching belt.

While Trump’s travel wardrobe hasn’t come under fire like the First Lady’s did, her trip to Ethiopia — with a stop in the Ivory Coast also planned — has. Some critics have mocked her meetings with local women, with her visit to a textile manufacturing center prompting references to allegations that workers in China for her now-defunct fashion line were exploited.





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