Selena Gomez Made Her White House Debut in a Sophisticated LBD
Selena Gomez made her White House debut in style when she attended MTV Entertainment's new Mental Health Youth Action Forum on Wednesday, May 18, in Washington DC. Accompanied by FLOTUS Jill Biden, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, and Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Gomez hosted an open conversation about youth mental health and her personal self-care journey. For the special occasion, the "Only Murders in the Building" star opted to wear a sleeveless Oscar de la Renta Shift Dress ($3,290) adorned with crystal embellishments along the neckline. She styled the look with Stuart Weitzman 100 Strap Pumps in white and silver hoop earrings.
The LBD casts a simple yet refined silhouette, flaring out slightly around her mid-thigh to convey a sense of easy elegance. In keeping with the effortlessly chic theme, Gomez styled her hair into a sleek lob and rocked a rounded black manicure. In contrast, Dr. Biden arrived in a polished white pencil skirt paired with a pale-blue button-front blazer.
During the forum, Gomez, who is a strong proponent of therapy and taking social media breaks for her mental health, explained that there's an untapped power in discussing mental health as a community. "Mental health is very personal for me, and I hope that by using my platform to share my own story — and by working with incredible people like all of you, of course you, Dr. Murthy — I can help others feel less alone and find the help that they need, which is, honestly, all I want," she said.
Gomez, who has openly commented on her personal experiences with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder in the past, also recently launched Wondermind, a platform intended to "destigmatize and democratize mental health."
See Gomez's refined ensemble at the White House Mental Health Youth Action Forum ahead.