'There's an age to wear some clothes': Designer Wendell Rodricks on Priyanka's dress

If you don’t have it, don’t flaunt it, he said

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Priyanka Chopra has been at the centre of attention over the past few days, for the deep-neck dress she wore on the Grammy's red carpet. Designer Wendell Rodricks who was slammed for commenting on her look, shared a long post on Instagram, clarifying his opinion. 

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In the post, he stated that he was not body shaming Priyanka, unlike how a lot of women were doing on social media. “Did I say anything about her body? No. Many women did. I just said the dress was wrong for her despite it being couture. It was more dress shaming than body shaming,” he wrote.

He added: “Stop this sermon from high and read the post before you speak. There is an age to wear some clothes. Men with huge bellies should not wear tight T shirts. Same with women who wear minis past a certain age. If you don’t have it, don’t flaunt it.

Wendell's earlier post was also criticised by actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi who lauded Priyanka for the bold fashion choice and being confident in her body. “I think the fact that Priyanka is not trying to hide her belly with her clutch is what makes this pic so beautiful. Makes her the rockstar she is. Her confidence an inspiration to every woman. Women have been so enslaven by men’s opinion of how women should look this photograph of Priyanka to me at the world’s most publicized event is the height of liberation,” she wrote.