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Jill Biden 'surprised' at scrutiny over her hair and clothes

Jill Biden 'surprised' at scrutiny over her hair and clothes
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Dr Jill Biden finds the scrutiny placed on her clothes and hair accessories "surprising".

The U.S. First Lady is settling into life in the White House with her husband, President Joe Biden, and in a new cover interview for U.S. Vogue, she revealed she is still shocked by the buzz surrounding her fashion choices.

"It's kind of surprising, I think, how much commentary is made about what I wear or if I put my hair in a scrunchie," she said.

Dr Biden, who doesn't have a stylist, went on to recall her surprise over the furore about whether or not she wore fishnet stockings when she stepped off the presidential plane Air Force One in April.

"It's amazing how much people pay attention to every little detail," she shared, before clarifying, "And they weren't fishnets. They weren't lace. They were very pretty stockings."

Dr Biden's choice of black patterned tights sparked a social media frenzy earlier this year, with some Twitter fans praising the look while others were quick to criticise her style.

During the interview, the U.S. First Lady also explained why she enjoys working with up-and-coming designers rather than established fashion houses.

"I think that's important: You try to lift up other people," she explained. "I like to choose from a diverse group of designers... When I was planning my inauguration outfits, that's one of the things I considered."

For the presidential inauguration in January, Dr Biden wore a custom-made ocean blue Markarian tea-length dress featuring a pearl and crystal-embellished neckline and matching coat, paired with Jimmy Choo heels.

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