Kim Kardashian isn’t the first public figure to make a visit to the grounds of the Vatican, as she joins the ranks of royals, presidents and celebrities alike with her latest visit. But after being photographed in an off-the-shoulder white lace dress with holes in her midsection (or, as InStyle referred to them, ovary cutouts), many are comparing her ensemble to those who came before her and wondering what the dress code is for such an appearance.
The SKIMS mogul made a stop at the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church alongside model Kate Moss and her daughter Lila Grace Moss Hack amid Kardashian’s vacation in Italy. And while photos captured of the group show Moss and Hack wearing darker dresses with their shoulders covered by a black long sleeve shirt and blazer, Kardashian’s décolletage is noticeably bare.
Moss isn’t the only person whose look is in stark contrast to Kardashian’s. In fact, documentation of those who have visited the Vatican and met the Pope in the past — including Queen Elizabeth, Michelle Obama, Ivanka Trump and Katy Perry — show the women in similarly modest looks. All are also in the color black, while most are accessorized with a headpiece or veil of some sort. According to records of the Vatican’s dress code, these are in line with tradition.