The Liberal Democrat leader, who said the comments were “unsolicited” and not from her own campaign team, said she would be “true to myself”.
The MP for East Dunbartonshire also said she has been told to speak differently, during an interview on BBC Breakfast on Monday.
She said: “I get lots and lots of unsolicited advice. I’m not short of people telling me that I should speak differently or wear different shoes or wear different earrings.
“Or in one case, somebody suggested that I should wear lower-cut tops.
“I mean, as if that’s going to be the thing that changes the poll rating. I’m not short of unsolicited advice.”
Asked if the “advice” was coming from her own election team, she said: “Not in my election team, but as I say, I do get these gems of advice that come to me.
“I am who I am and some people will not like the way that I dress or talk or my accent or whatever.
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“And fine. In a sense, that’s their problem. I’m going to stand here, do the best that I can arguing for the positions that I believe in because I do believe our politics can be better.
“And I’m going to be true to myself in the way I do it.”
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