I’m a jetsetter and was turned away from famous sights in Rome because of my outfit – they said my dress was inappropriate but I thought it was cute
A woman has warned travellers ‘not to have their boobs out’ in Rome, after she was denied entry to several tourist attractions over her outfit choice.
Jacki Hodge, 26, from Australia, took to TikTok to explain that her white mini dress, which was backless with cutouts across the bodice, had caused quite a stir.
She said the ‘sl**ty’ dress looked incredible in photos but was far from ideal, as she was turned away from some of Italy’s most famous monuments including The Vatican and Pantheon.
She advised others not to ‘dress like a h**’ and to ensure their outfits covered their knees – but for the stubborn fashionistas, she suggested carrying a robe or scarf.
The viral clip has been viewed almost a whopping 2 million times, with many taking to the comments to lambast Jacki for not knowing better.
Jacki Hodge, 26, from Australia, took to TikTok to advise tourists not to have their ‘boobs out’ while visiting tourist attractions in Rome
Jacki says she was turned away from some of Italy’s most famous monuments including The Vatican and Pantheon
Jacki explained: ‘So if anyone’s planning to wear cute s**t like this in Europe listen up.’
While pointing to a still image of her casual sundress, she added: ‘It looks f**king great in photos.
‘But on this day in Rome, I couldn’t get into the Pantheon, I couldn’t get into The Vatican.
‘I couldn’t get into this like museum of dead people thing because I was dressed too ‘sl**ty’.
She then discussed her understanding of the perfect dress code, which included covering your shoulders.
She continued: ‘You can’t have your shoulders out, you can’t have your boobs out, you definitely can’t have cutouts and the dress was backless.
‘So annoyingly, I didn’t bring like a scarf or a jacket or anything. That would’ve been fine if you do want to pack something like that.
‘I’d already been in a lot of the monuments so I was like whatever I’ll just wait out the front with my friends.
‘But in the museum of dead people thing as well, you also had to have your knees covered so yeah’.
Many viewers took to the comments section to lambast Jacki over her outfit choice to a ‘religious building’
She said people should ‘be weary’ when selecting their travel wardrobe, and that some places sold robes at the ready in case of a similar slip up.
The self-titled jet setter invoked comments of ridicule from those who felt her outfit choice to a ‘religious building’ should’ve been more modest.
One person responded: ‘I feel like people refuse to do research before going to places like this.
‘I’ve been to Rome, first thing I read was to dress appropriate for churches’.
Another person said: ‘Basically if you want to enter a church dress as if you are going to a church.’
A third agreed: ‘This isn’t a general Europe rule really. It’s just if you’re visiting religious buildings/sites and even then it can be rare’.
A fourth said: ‘Pretty common with a lot of religious buildings. We visited a Hindu temple in Fiji and people who weren’t covered needed to wear shawls’.
Meanwhile one person asked: ‘How do people not know this? Laugh out loud’.
The influencer has made somewhat of a name for herself travelling the world and visiting countries like Croatia, Nepal and Myanmar.