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

Because she chose to wear a fascinator to Queen Elizabeth II's funeral rather than a hat,

First Lady Jill Biden has drawn criticism from certain social media users.

The first lady, 71, arrived at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday with her husband,

Vice President Joe Biden, wearing a black Schiaparelli bespoke suit and a fascinator

a headpiece that needs to be secured with a clip, comb, or headband.

According to Fascinators Direct, an online retailer of hats and fascinators, women

"frequently wear fascinators to formal occasions such as weddings and events."

A Biden spokeswoman has been contacted by USA TODAY for comment.