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Rishi Sunak's Wife's Dress at Resignation Speech Goes Viral, Users Say "Just Like Elections Result, Dress is.."

As Rishi Sunak delivered his resignation speech outside 10 Downing Street after his general election defeat, his wife, Akshata Murty, captured everyone’s attention with her striking attire. Akshata wore a dress from the Indian fashion label Ka-Sha, which cost a little over ₹42,000. The high-neck dress featured blue, red, and white stripes, echoing the colours […]

Rishi Sunak's Wife's Dress at Resignation Speech Goes Viral, Users Say
Rishi Sunak's Wife's Dress at Resignation Speech Goes Viral, Users Say "Just Like Elections Result, Dress is.."

As Rishi Sunak delivered his resignation speech outside 10 Downing Street after his general election defeat, his wife, Akshata Murty, captured everyone’s attention with her striking attire. Akshata wore a dress from the Indian fashion label Ka-Sha, which cost a little over ₹42,000. The high-neck dress featured blue, red, and white stripes, echoing the colours of Britain’s national flag.

The Dress and Its Symbolism

The dress, which featured arrows pointing down and a red bottom section, quickly became a topic of online humor. Many internet users saw it as a metaphor for the Conservative Party’s loss in the election. Comments on social media included quips about the dress resembling an American flag and pointing out the downward arrows as symbolic of the party’s defeat.

Social Media Reactions

Metaphor for Election: One user commented that the arrows pointing down were indicative of how the election had gone for the Conservative Party.

American Flag Joke: Another user noted the dress’s resemblance to the American flag, humorously suggesting it hinted at a future move to the USA.

Skeleton Comparison: Some users joked that the expensive dress reminded them of a “skeleton.”

Million Memes: Many saw the dress as “the stuff of a million memes,” with one user stating, “Even Rishi Sunak’s wife’s dress says you’re going down!”.

Akshata Murty’s Style and Recognition

Known for her love of statement pieces from high-end designers, Akshata Murty has been recognized for her fashion choices. She topped Tatler magazine’s best-dressed list for Britain in 2023. Her appearance at the resignation speech was another instance of her making a bold fashion statement

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