In typical Toke Makinwa fashion, the media personality and Author of On Becoming, attended her book launch in a controversial dress as if the frenzy over excerpts from her book wasn’t enough.
Toke was not about to allow only her new book get all the attention!
The fashionista, who is known for stepping out in head-turning outfits, looked fabulous in a white beaded corset dress with an unbuttoned shirt-like detail which showed off her thigh.
Now her unique dress which piqued many people’s interest got different opinions.
While Media Queen, Kemi Olunloyo deemed Toke’s dress inappropriate for a book launch, saying:
“#HNNStyle Toke Makinwa’s dress for a…??? let alone HER OWN book launch is totally inappropriate. For the kind of year she’s had with the disastrous video urging young women to be promiscuous–have a one night stand, kiss a stranger and revelations in this book about Maje Ayida making her do a sex tape, seeing his own sex tape with the mistress and was pressured to bleach due to low self esteem because Anita the mistress was fair and half Lebanese, she should have dressed more conservative to the event. I’m sorry Toke, I’m a feminist but keep things real. I have to slut shame you. This dress was “Chrissy Teigen Slutty”. You did NOT need the high slit! Without the slit you would have been a GEM in that outfit. Your stylist should be FIRED immediately! Take lessons from my letter I wrote you earlier this year. Advertisers and sponsors are watching your brand. 2017 has no space for this. Young ladies in Nigeria look up to you and 90% are already sex workers who have no idea how to secure a decent job like yours. Even fashion crazed Linda Ikeji whom I’ve ripped for years will not dress like this to her own book or launch event. Good luck on the book. Hopefully this post pushed up the sales. Always focus on the bigger picture. Controversy is good but make it classy not trashy! This dress belongs to the Headies or my cousin Darey’s #LLAM red carpet.”
Some others explained the concept of the dress below: