Jill Biden arrived to Joe Biden’s first address to Congress in a lovely black mesh dress with floral appliques. Her iconic fashion moment began trending on Twitter!
Jill Biden made sure to wear a dress just as headline-making as Joe Biden‘s first joint address to Congress. The First Lady arrived to the speech held in the United States Capitol wearing a black dress with sheer mesh sleeves, adorned with gorgeous floral appliques, on April 28. The dress appeared to be a creation from Gabriela Hearst dress; CNN correspondent Kate Bennet observed that Jill wore a nearly identical dress — except in white — from the designer on the night of her husband’s Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021.
Jill had just as much fun with her face mask, which perfectly coordinated with her outfit. Like the designer dress, the doctoral degree holder wore a face mask that was black and covered in rhinestones just as colorful as the flower appliques. Even Jill and Joe’s granddaughter, Naomi Biden, chimed in with her (positive) fashion criticism. “Normally she’s the one grading, but tonight Dr. B is getting an A+,” the Columbia Law graduated tweeted on Wednesday evening, referring to the fact that her grandmother is a professor at Northern Virginia Community College (where students refer to her as Dr. B).
Normally she’s the one grading, but tonight Dr. B is getting an A+ pic.twitter.com/3jMPCJ4CwY
— Naomi Biden (@NaomiBiden) April 29, 2021
The First Lady was dressing up for an important night. Not only was Joe delivering the first congressional address of his presidency, the event was also being held on his 100th day in office. The POTUS addressed the COVID-19 pandemic, his $2.9 trillion infrastructure plan, and encouraged Americans to get vaccinated. “I can report to the nation: America is on the move again. Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback into strength,” Joe announced to the limited crowd gathered inside the Capitol and the millions watching from home.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 29, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sat behind Joe while he addressed Congress, marking it the first time in U.S. history that two women ever did so. They celebrated the special moment by bumping elbows on the stage, and even Joe remarked the significance of having America’s first ever female VP at his side by saying, “Madam Vice President…No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time.” From Jill to Kamala, there were a lot of powerful women at this joint session of Congress!