Jill Biden criticized for wearing fascinator instead of hat to Queen Elizabeth's funeral

First Lady Jill Biden is stoking ire from some social media users after wearing a fascinator instead of a hat to Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

Accompanying her husband President Joe Biden, the first lady, 71, arrived to Westminster Abbey in London Monday donning a black Schiaparelli bespoke suit and fascinator — a

piece of headwear requiring a clip, comb or headband to stay in place. Fascinators are "often worn by women attending formal occasions such as weddings and

events," according to Fascinators Direct, an online collection of hats and fascinators.  Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

You often see fascinators at joyous events, such as weddings. While they can be worn to somber events like funerals, the more accepted etiquette would be to wear a hat

as a sign of respect.  USA TODAY has reached out to a representative for Biden for comment. Queen Elizabeth II funeral updates: Queen laid to

rest alongside husband in private ceremony Twitter users were quick to call out Biden on the apparent fashion faux pas. Twitter

user @woobs98765 wrote that a "big black bow in your hair" isn't appropriate for a funeral. "Why did she do that?" asked @JoBaillie4. "That

tacky headband bow in her hair at a state funeral," wrote @TruthsOverLiars. "This isn’t high tea."  "The head piece really made my designer friends gulp," wrote

@jijiipetti. "It's wrong all the way around, frivolous bow for a somber funeral"