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Ivanka Trump Recycles Already Worn Dress (Photo)

| by Sheena Vasani

In a rare moment, cameras caught Ivanka Trump wearing the same outfit twice on March 30.

What's more, Ivanka chose to recycle a $113 Oasis purple dress -- not an outfit from the Ivanka Trump collection, whose dresses she usually wears, the Daily Mail reports.

But she did finish the out with the collection's metallic sandals, Footwear News reports.

The first daughter wore the dress to a party held by her in-laws on March 30 after previously wearing the purple pleated design on Jan. 6, with different accessories.

Her recycled outfit captured the attention of many on social media.

"Of course she has to economize, that's what happens when you choose not to develop a skill or work ethic and try instead to skate through life on family connections built on a bedrock of criminality and graft," wrote one Daily Mail reader.

Some defended Ivanka.

"It seems no matter what this beautiful woman wears, she is guilty of some violation worthy of comment by the fashion police," shot back another. "I suppose that she would even be besmirched even if she wore one of those ghastly female leisure suits from Hillary's 'Summer Frump' collection."

News of the recycled dress comes only only a day after it was announced Ivanka will be working in an unpaid official White House role.

"I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees," she said in a statement.

The recycled purple dress is just one of many of Ivanka's outfits that have sparked controversy.

About a month earlier, Ivanka upset many after wearing a $4,000 off-the-shoulder red dress that was not designed by an American to Congress, reports the New Zealand Herald. Some thought the dress, which looked like it had a bra strap showing, was too sexy for a formal occasion.

"Show respect for the institutions of our democracy," tweeted one person. "Your dress is fine for cocktails but not for a joint session of Congress."

Ironically, President Donald Trump specifically emphasized the importance of buying American during his speech that day, making the outfit even more controversial.

"This effort will be guided by two core principles," President Trump said, Cosmopolitan reports. "Buy American and hire American."

Many took to social media to express their anger.

"Dad said Buy American so Ivanka wore a French designer's dress #hypocrisy," wrote one Twitter user.

Sources: Daily Mail, Footwear News, New Zealand Herald, Cosmopolitan, Ivanka Trump/Twitter (2) / Photo credit: Ivanka Trump/Facebook, Probe-Media for Daily Mail

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