Monica Lewinsky: Red Prom-Like Dress At Tony Awards Gets Criticized, Lewinsky Wins ‘Worst Dressed’

Monica Lewinsky wore a red prom-like dress to the Tony Awards, and most people thought she missed the mark completely. According to Mail Online, Lewinsky looked “frumpy” in the red gown, which wasn’t very flattering at all. She paired the dress with gold pumps, which may have been fine in some other circumstance, but in this instance, they looked rather tacky.

According to Yahoo! News, the look was just too matchy-matchy, and didn’t work for Lewinsky, who is clearly making a career move this year.

“For a woman her age (Lewinsky is in her 40s now), it reads just a bit too young. While the silhouette is lovely, the lace bodice, with white underlay, is a bit distracting. Also matching the red-hot shade to her clutch was a slightly prom-y move (even more so if the shoes completed the trifecta).”

Monica Lewinsky in a red prom-like dress at the Tony Awards certainly didn’t do much for her ego. While she undoubtedly looked “bold,” it’s hard to applaud her on her fashion sense, especially when she steps out in numbers like this.

Monica Lewinsky red prom-like Tony Awards

However, people seem to really like Lewinsky, even if she doesn’t wear the best outfits to red carpet events. After spending many years out of the spotlight, Lewinsky gave quite the TED Talk back in March. She addressed cyberbullying by relating her own situation (with Bill Clinton), and she explained the importance of putting an end to these intimidating and threatening messages.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Lewinsky referred to herself as “Patient Zero” of the cyberbullying epidemic.

“Not a day goes by that I am not reminded of my mistake, and I regret that mistake deeply … In 1998, after having been swept up in an improbable romance, I was then swept up into the eye of a political, legal and media maelstrom like we had never seen before. It was the first time traditional news was usurped by the Internet, a click that reverberated around the whole world,” she said at the time.

So, while Monica Lewinsky’s red prom-like dress at the Tony Awards wasn’t a hit, she is certainly using her bit of fame to do good in the world. Regardless of what she chooses to wear, many people seem to like her message, and that’s more important than any dress.

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