Pics: SONA 2019 red carpet fashion
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Pics: SONA 2019 red carpet fashion

Yay or nay? MPs dressed to the nines - mostly - for the State of the Nation Address on Thursday evening. 

Bathabile Dlamini at the 2019 State of the Nation Address
Bathabile Dlamini at SONA 2019 / Twitter

Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA) received a lot of praise from analysts, but the same can't be said about the outfits some of the country's MPs wore on the red carpet.

From revealing dresses to strange eyewear, the SONA red carpet provided more misses than hits.

Take a look at some of the best and worst looks.

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Worst Dressed

Lillian Wolmarans

Lillian Wolmarans, the wife of ANC MP Matthews Wolmarans, turned heads for all the wrong reasons on the red carpet. Her dress was deemed inappropriate by social media users. 

Minister of Women Bathabile Dlamini

Bathabile Dlamini's red carpet appearance left many people scratching their heads in confusion. Not only was her dress panned, but her interview with a reporter was an epic fail as well. When asked who designed her dress, the minister started blabbing about things that were unrelated to the question. We still don't know who designed her look, but maybe it is a good thing we don't!

Queen of glasses? 

South Africa is known for its rich cultures, but many SONA viewers were surprised by one MP's look. She paired her traditional outfit with, um, interesting looking glasses. 

Patricia de Lille

Patricia's look was simple and, dare we say, boring.

Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane

Nomvula's coral dress was a miss thanks to the weird flowers she had "growing" out of it! 

Best dressed 

UCT Vice-Chancellor Kgethi Phakeng

Kgethi Phakeng stunned in a full-length skirt and print top. 

Natalie Maimane 

Mmusi Maimane's wife Natalie was a vision in white. Her asymmetrical jumpsuit was a red-carpet winner.  

Phumzile van Damme

The DA’s Phumzile van Damme's look was young and hip.

Omie Singh with his wife

ANC MP Omie Singh and his wife Popsi like to keep things traditional for their SONA red carpet looks and this year was no different.

Siobhan Swart.

Siobhan Swart, the daughter of ACDP MP Steven Swart, received lukewarm ratings from social media users. We think it looked great! 

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