An exposed shoulder at the Republican National Convention? Oh, the horror.
Megyn Kelly has no time for critics of her choice of outfit for the RNC: a spaghetti-strap dress than dared to bare her shoulders on national TV. In a new interview with New York Times for the Fashion & Style section, the Fox News host mused about the chaos that ensued over her wardrobe while covering the Cleveland event in July.
“It was a lovely dress,” she said. “A convention is a kind of free-form extravaganza, and there are certain settings where you can take risks. So I just thought: ‘Yes, I can do this. I can be smart and challenging while I wear spaghetti straps, and everyone is just going to have to get their heads around that.’”
Kelly was the subject of sexist and offensive tweets, calling her a “whore” and likening her attire to something worn while “trolling for drinks in the hotel bar.”
The host brushed off the (totally absurd) negative commentary. In fact, she wore the dress twice.
“I felt very strongly, I was not going to be defined by what someone else deemed appropriate,” Kelly told the NYTimes. “I do think there is a new archetype for women emerging that rejects the bounds that have been placed on them.”