Pregnant Xpose star Aisling O'Loughlin hits back at cruel trolls over her onscreen style
Xpose host Aisling O'Loughlin has the perfect response for Twitter trolls over her personal style.
The TV3 presenter, who is pregnant with her third child with partner Nicholas MacInnes, opted for Irish design on Thursday night's show, wearing a blush pink dress with sheer skirt by Natalie B. Coleman to suit her growing bump.
After she was criticised online for her choice of outfit, Aisling said as long as she feels comfortable and enjoys the look, she doesn't care what the armchair critics have to say.
"To be honest it doesn’t bother me at all - I loved the dress and I’m the one that was wearing it, so that’s really all that matters," she told the Irish Daily Mirror.
"I love Natalie B Coleman’s designs. They’re all about having fun and being playful with fashion and that’s something that really appeals to me. I like taking risks with what I wear. Fashion is about having fun and expressing yourself."
Aisling, who has been at the forefront of the flagship entertainment show since its launch in 2007, said she understands some viewers might see her as "fair game" because of the nature of her job.
"I read two or three of the tweets and then left it at that. I suppose I’m fair game because I’m on TV and it’s a entertainment and fashion show," she added.
"Everyone has their own opinions and style and this is just what I like, I don’t care what other people think. The only worry I have is that wearing a designer like Natalie, you want to do their designs justice so that bothers me a bit that they’re talking about her dress that I’m wearing."
When Kathryn Thomas was criticised for a daring ensemble presenting last Sunday's The Voice of Ireland, the RTE star adopted as similarly laid-back approach to critique.
"I think when people have a go at you on Twitter, I just get more defensive for the people I work with because at the end of the day, I won't go out in anything that I'm not comfortable in," she said on The Seven O'Clock Show.
"I loved the dress, I loved the hair, I loved the make-up and if some people don't like it, they don't like it. You're never going to please everybody all of the time and if you did, it would be sort of boring."