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Jill Biden Is Elegant for Independence Day in White Lace Dress and Gold Espadrille Wedges

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Dr. Jill Biden wore an elegant take on “summer whites” for Independence Day.

While celebrating the holiday at the White House’s Fourth of July party, Biden donned a layered lace midi dress by Jonathan Simkhai. The dress featured short sleeves, a tiered skirt, and a V-back, all covered in white floral lace. The first lady paired the versatile piece with a minimal gold bracelet and gold mother-of-pearl drop earrings, looking utterly elegant as she greeted guests—many of whom were essential workers and military families. Biden’s dress currently retails for $1,095 on Farfetch.com.

United States President Joe Biden greets people on the South Lawn of the White House during a celebration of Independence Day in Washington, DC, USA, 04 July 2021. Credit: Michael Reynolds / Pool via CNP. 04 Jul 2021 Pictured: First lady Dr. Jill Biden (L) poses for a picture with people on the South Lawn of the White House during a celebration of Independence Day in Washington, DC, USA, 04 July 2021. Credit: Michael Reynolds / Pool via CNP. Photo credit: Michael Reynolds - Pool via CNP / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA767592_015.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Jill Biden greets guests at an Independence Day party on the South Lawn of the White House.
CREDIT: Michael Reynolds - Pool via CNP / MEGA
Jill Biden, Jonathan Cohen
Jonathan Cohen’s lace midi dress.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Farfetch

The first lady slipped on a pair of sleek Loeffler Randall espadrille wedges for the event. The pair featured a woven wedge heel, as well as metallic gold ankle and toe straps. Biden’s shoes also boasted knotted straps tied in bows, which completed the look with a chic finish. This isn’t the first time she’s taken the classic summer shoe for a spin; Biden was previously seen in a sharp pair of black Castañer espadrille wedges with wraparound ankle ties earlier this summer, as well. Ankle-wrap sandals have been trending this season due to their support and sleek style, beloved by stars like Lizzo, Kim Kardashian, and Hailey Bieber in stiletto pumps and sandals.

United States President Joe Biden greets people on the South Lawn of the White House during a celebration of Independence Day in Washington, DC, USA, 04 July 2021. Credit: Michael Reynolds / Pool via CNP. 04 Jul 2021 Pictured: First lady Dr. Jill Biden (L) poses for a picture with people on the South Lawn of the White House during a celebration of Independence Day in Washington, DC, USA, 04 July 2021. Credit: Michael Reynolds / Pool via CNP. Photo credit: Michael Reynolds - Pool via CNP / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA767592_015.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Jill Biden greets the Washington Nationals’ presidential mascots on the South Lawn of the White House.
CREDIT: Michael Reynolds - Pool via CNP / MEGA
Jill Biden, espadrilles
A closer look at Biden’s espadrilles.
CREDIT: Michael Reynolds - Pool via CNP / MEGA

Biden’s look also solidified her penchant for floral prints and textures. She has regularly been seen in dresses with blooming details while on Joe Biden’s campaign trail and during her first term as the first lady. Her favorites are often midi styles by Oscar de la Renta or Dolce & Gabbana, as well as embroidered pieces by Gabriela Hearst; she even wore a navy floral Oscar de la Renta dress to cover the August issue of American Vogue. Neutral jewelry that highlights her clothing is also a must-have for the first lady, who often wears delicate necklaces, classic watches, and diamond or pearl stud earrings to complement her ensembles. The look was the latest in a series of chic and cheerful Independence Day outfits the first lady has worn to celebrate the holiday throughout the years.

United States President Joe Biden greets people on the South Lawn of the White House during a celebration of Independence Day in Washington, DC, USA, 04 July 2021. Credit: Michael Reynolds / Pool via CNP. 04 Jul 2021 Pictured: First lady Dr. Jill Biden (L) poses for a picture with people on the South Lawn of the White House during a celebration of Independence Day in Washington, DC, USA, 04 July 2021. Credit: Michael Reynolds / Pool via CNP. Photo credit: Michael Reynolds - Pool via CNP / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA767592_015.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Jill Biden greets guests at an Independence Day party on the South Lawn of the White House.
CREDIT: Michael Reynolds - Pool via CNP / MEGA
When it comes to footwear, Biden’s choices are always classic and chic. The first lady frequently favors versatile slingback heels in nude and black tones, often by brands like Dior, Valentino, and Stuart Weitzman. Color-coordinated pointed-toe pumps are also a go-to for her brighter ensembles, typically from labels like Jimmy Choo. Wardrobe-wise, Biden frequently wears pieces from a range of American brands both established and emerging, like Brandon Maxwell, Markarian, and Jonathan Cohen.

Ease into summer in a pair of espadrille wedges, inspired by Jill Biden.

Franco Sarto, espadrilles
CREDIT: Courtesy of Zappos

To Buy: Franco Sarto Carezza espadrilles, $69 (was $99).

Eileen Fisher, espadrilles
CREDIT: Courtesy of DSW

To Buy: Eileen Fisher Agnes espadrilles, $120 (was $198).

Michael Kors, espadrilles
CREDIT: Courtesy of Farfetch

To Buy: Michael Michael Kors Kimberly espadrilles, $167 (was $223)

Check out the gallery for more of Jill Biden’s classic style through the years.

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