Following the burial ceremony of president Jonathan’s younger brother, Chief Meni Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa state last Saturday, December 8, several people have criticized the first lady’s choice of outfit for the solemn occasion on social media.
The first lady appeared in sharp contrast to her husband by wearing a black colored gown with heavy gold embroidery and head-tie to match. She also had on heavy make-up and was decked in jeweleries, which made her stand out among all other mourners. Meanwhile, president Jonathan wore a simple black long sleeve shirt, navy blue trousers with a fez cap.
Although there is no particular dress code for burial ceremonies, some say the grief and sadness in the air makes it a fashion faux pas meaning fashion violation to be dressed elegantly or heavily accessorized as the first lady. Others argued that a simple plain black gown without embroidery and a smaller head-tie would have been appropriate, while some simply said the make up should have been toned down a bit because it is a burial not a wedding or naming ceremony.
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