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

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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Ivanka Trump's many outfits in Ethiopia
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ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - APRIL 15: US President's daughter Ivanka Trump meets with Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - APRIL 15: US President's daughter Ivanka Trump meets with Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - APRIL 15: US President's daughter Ivanka Trump meets with Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - APRIL 15: US President's daughter Ivanka Trump arrives at the National Palace ahead of his meeting with Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde (not seen) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - APRIL 15: US President's daughter Ivanka Trump meets with Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - APRIL 15: US President's daughter Ivanka Trump meets with Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, second from right, walks past a large stained glass mosaic as she leaves the African Women's Empowerment Dialogue in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with Acting CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) David Bohigian, right, and members of security, Monday April 15, 2019, at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, left, meets with Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde, right, at the Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday April 15, 2019. Ivanka Trump is on a four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast on behalf of a White House project intended to boost 50 million women in developing countries by 2025. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, left, arrives to meet Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde, at the Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday April 15, 2019. Ivanka Trump is on a four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast on behalf of a White House project intended to boost 50 million women in developing countries by 2025. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, right, arrives for a ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral honoring the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Monday April 15, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, right, is greeted as she arrives for a ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral honoring the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Monday April 15, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, left, reacts as she tries her hand at a traditional weaving loom at Muya, a manufacturing center of textile and traditional crafts, with Muya founder Sara Abera, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and later this week the Ivory Coast to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, center, attends a coffee ceremony at Dumerso Coffee, Sunday April 14, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with Kidist Birhanu, left, and Eleni Melesse, with USAID, right. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, listens to women speak about their experiences working with Muya, a manufacturing center of textiles and traditional crafts, Sunday April 14, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and later this week the Ivory Coast to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, right, reacts as she is greeted with singing and dancing at Muya, a textile and traditional crafts manufacturing center, Sunday April 14, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and the Ivory Coast this week to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
A woman bows while roasting coffee beans as another woman throws popcorn as part of a ceremonial greeting for White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, right, as she arrives at Muya, a manufacturing center of textiles and traditional crafts, Sunday April 14, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast this week to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, center, listens as Muya founder Sara Abera, takes her on a tour of traditional weaving at Muya, a manufacturing center of textiles and traditional crafts, Sunday April 14, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast this week to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, center, smiles at Azalech Tesfaye, right, who is the recipient of loan guarantee through USAID, as Trump meets women who work in the Ethiopian coffee industry, Sunday April 14, 2019, at Dumerso Coffee in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and later this week the Ivory Coast to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, center, attends a coffee ceremony at Dumerso Coffee, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with Kidist Birhanu, left, and Eleni Melesse, with USAID, right. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump sips coffee during a coffee ceremony at Dumerso Coffee, Sunday April 14, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and then Ivory Coast to promote a global economical program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump walks in a short rainfall under an umbrella after attending a coffee ceremony at Dumerso Coffee, Sunday April 14, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump laughs as she is greeted as she arrives to board a plane to Ethiopia, at Dulles International Airport, in Sterling, Va., Saturday April 13, 2019. Trump will travel to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote a global economical program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump walks past an airplane as she leaves an airport lounge before boarding a commercial flight from Dulles International Airport, in Sterling, Va., Saturday April 13, 2019, en route to Ethiopia. Trump will travel to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote a global economical program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
ADDS MORE INFORMATION ON TRIP - White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump walks through a terminal before boarding a commercial flight from Dulles International Airport, in Sterling, Va., Saturday April 13, 2019, en route to Ethiopia. Trump will travel to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote a global economical program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Ivanka Trump, center, walks through a terminal of Dulles International Airport, in Sterling, Va., Saturday April 13, 2019, to board a flight to Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Ivanka Trump, right, walks through a terminal of Dulles International Airport, in Sterling, Va., Saturday April 13, 2019, to board a flight to Ethiopia. Trump will travel to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote a global economical program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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The first daughter arrived in Ethiopia Sunday and kicked off her 4-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 2 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 MarkleEmilia Wickstead.

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Melania and Ivanka Trump together through the years
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NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Ivanka Trump, Melania Trump and Barron Trump attend Quest and Q Magazines Host Ivanka Trump Book Party at Trump Tower on October 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
9/13/99 New York, NY. Donald Trump with his girlfriend, Melania Knauss (l) and daughter Ivanka (r) at the NYC 2000 Fashion Show. Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.
Melania Knauss, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump during Inside arrivals- The Costume Institute celebrates 'Dangerous Liasions: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century' at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by M. Von Holden/FilmMagic)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump inside Madonna and Gucci Host 'A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF' at the United Nations on February 6, 2007 in New York City. **EXCLUSIVE** (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2007 - Seen at Bryant Park - Day 3 at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MAY 19: (L-R) Melania Trump, Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump attend Molly Sims Hosts OPERATION SMILE, 'The Smile Collection' Benefit featuring the J. MENDEL Spring 2006 Collection and Jeweler BOUCHERON at Skylight Studios on May 19, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump and Melania Knauss during Dennis Basso Fashion Show - Fall/Winter 2004 at Cipriani in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Shane Gritzinger/FilmMagic)
Melania Trump wife of Republican Presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (R) and his daughter Ivanka Trump leaves the stage at the conclusion of the the Republican Presidential debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Republican National Committee at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in Charleston, South Carolina on January 14, 2016. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Donald Trumps wife Melania Trump (R), daughter Ivanka Trump (2R), and son's Eric Trump (2ndL), and Donald Trump Jr. look on during the Republican Presidential debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Republican National Committee at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in Charleston, South Carolina on January 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Donald Trumps wife Melania Trump (L), daughter Ivanka Trump wait for the start of the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate, October 28, 2015 at the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH, FL - JANUARY 05: Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump attend the 2014 Trump Invitational Grand Prix at The Mar-a-Lago Club on January 5, 2014 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images for 2014 Trump Invitational Grand Prix)
TRUMP TOWER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2016/04/19: Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Melania Trump attend Donald Trump victory celebration after New York primary at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue. Donald John Trump is an American businessman, politician, television personality, author, and candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, center, smiles as wife Melania Trump, left, and daughter Ivanka Trump, right, look on during a primary watch party in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 9 , 2016. Trump re-assumed his front-runner status in the Republican nominating contest after finishing second in the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1 to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, despite leading state and national polls for months. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Melania Trump (L), Ivanka Trump (C)and Republican candidate for Vice President Mike Pence wait before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in one of the most consequential presidential debates in modern US history with up to 100 million viewers set to tune in. / AFP / POOL / joe raedle (Photo credit should read JOE RAEDLE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: (L-R) Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Kai Trump, Melania Trump, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Tristan Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump pose onstage during NBC's Today Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
Republican nominee Donald Trump (R) is cheered by his wife Melania Trump (C) and daughter Ivanka Trump (L) at the end of the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. Democrat Hillary Clinton and rival Donald Trump face off in their last presidential debate on October 19, with the Republican candidate spiraling downward amid allegations of sexual misconduct and wild charges of a 'rigged' US election. / AFP / POOL / joe raedle (Photo credit should read JOE RAEDLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (R) and Melania Trump (L) appear before the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016. / AFP / POOL / RICK WILKING (Photo credit should read RICK WILKING/AFP/Getty Images)
Melania (L) and Ivanka Trump are seen during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in one of the most consequential presidential debates in modern US history with up to 100 million viewers set to tune in. / AFP / POOL / joe raedle (Photo credit should read JOE RAEDLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Melania Trump (L) and Ivanka Trump look on as Republican presidential elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (2nd L), the daughter of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump (R) visit the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalems Old City on May 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Heidi Levine (Photo credit should read HEIDI LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 24: Pope Francis meets United States First Lady Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at the Apostolic Palace on May 24, 2017 in Vatican City, Vatican. The President Trump will return on Italy on Friday attending the Group of 7 Summit in Sicily. (Photo by Vatican Pool/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 21: First lady Melania Trump stands with Ivanka Trump before President Donald Trump delivered remarks on American involvement in Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Trump was expected to announce a modest increase in troop levels in Afghanistan, the result of a growing concern by the Pentagon over setbacks on the battlefield for the Afghan military against Taliban and al-Qaeda forces. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Ivanka Trump talks with first lady Melania Trump before a joint statement between U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rose Garden of the White House June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump and Modi met earlier today in the Oval Office to discuss a range of bilateral issues. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
(L-R) Ivanka Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence await the arrival of US President Donald Trump to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, on August 21, 2017. Trump is addressing the nation about Afghanistan. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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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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