Jessica Chastain defends Florence Pugh's sheer Valentino gown

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Jessica Chastain has criticised body shamers for attacking Florence Pugh's decision to wear a sheer dress to a fashion show.

The Little Women actress stepped out in a sheer fuchsia gown with a tulle neckline and flowing skirt to the Valentino couture event in Rome, Italy last Friday night, but was later hit with a wave of comments online in relation to her decision not to cover her nipples.

Florence called out some of the people who made "vulgar" statements about her figure, and in response, Jessica defended her choice in an Instagram Stories post soon after.

"Why is it so threatening for some men to realize that women can love our bodies without your permission?" she asked alongside a photo of the British star, adding: "We don't belong to you."

In addition, Bridgerton actor Regé-Jean Page also spoke out on the topic.

"Take a look at yourself fellas. Then take a look at your mates and step up when it's time to step up. When the boys are out of line, have a word," he posted. "The weird thing about misogyny is men actually listen to other men, so do your bit, cos the next few years in particular are gonna be a really good time to listen, and take some responsibility, for everyone's sake (sic)."

In her original post, Florence revealed that she has made it her mission to reject any person who expects her to "morph into an opinion of what's hot or sexually attractive" and urged online trolls to "grow up" and "respect people".

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