Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve — these days stars are all about supporting causes with statements and slogans printed across their chests, backs, arms or any other spot they can find! From the Time’s Up t-shirts that were a favorite of those attending the 2018 Women’s March to Connie Britton’s statement sweater with the words “Poverty is sexist” woven across at the Golden Globes to Kerry Washington‘s message that we should all “Come Together,” celebs are saying things in style. Keep scrolling for our favorite looks with inspiring, cause-supporting printed messages!
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Emmy Rossum’s United
The Shameless star stepped out with her hubby, Sam Esmail, on April 29 in Beverly Hills in a white AMO shirt ($119, Garmentory.com). The message: “Babes Unite,” written in black block letters on the front. Now excuse us while we join her squad.
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Mel B’s Girl Power
Sporty Spice was giving Us all kinds of ‘90s girl band vibes at an America’s Got Talent taping on Tuesday, April 24. After helping to define the term “girl power” for a generation of young women, the “Wannabe” singer sparkled in a slinky red sequin gown that featured a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit and was embellished with the phrase.
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Krysten Ritter’s Recycled Tee
The Defenders star is the latest celebrity to rock one of the limited-edition thredUP re:made secondhand tees (Nikki Reed and Emmanuelle Chriqui are also fans). The brand partnered with artists to create cool designs for used t-shirts, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the tees go to the environmental non-profit Cool Effect.
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Yara Shahidi’s History Lesson
While she didn’t opt for a printed slogan this time around, the Grownish star still found a way to let her fashion do the talking at the Contenders Emmys event in L.A. over the weekend, where she sported a graphic skirt and handbag from Prada’s Spring-Summer 2018 collection. On Instagram, the actress shared the outfit paid “homage” to 1960s political activist Angela Davis and serves “as a reminder of the work we have to do to de-criminalize public perception of black and brown bodies - we deserve to do more than survive, but thrive.”
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Chelsea Handler's a Choir Girl
The former talk show host made a rallying cry to "all girls, women, boys, men, trans, gender fluid, anyone with a heart..." to stick together and be a force for change on Monday, April 9.
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Drew Barrymore’s Self-Love
The actress let her inspiring handbag do the talking in an Instagram post on Tuesday, April 3. Captioning the pic "Dear you. You are strong,” the Dear Drew designer showed off the red “You are Strong” clutch ($75, amazon.com) from her own collection. We especially love that she matched the meaningful design to her lipstick and earrings.
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Selena Gomez Takes a Stand
The queen of Instagram was spotted at a roller rink in Glendale, California, wearing a vintage-inspired golden tee, which read "Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman”. She paired the look with belted denim cutoffs, white kicks and socks and a denim jacket — and a pair of statement hoops.
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Paul McCartney’s Peace Mission
The rock legend honored his late friend John Lennon at the March for Our Lives in NYC while wearing a shirt that said, “We Can End Gun Violence Together.”
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Hailey Baldwin Solidarity Sweatshirt
Baldwin attended the March for Our Lives rally in L.A. on Saturday, March 24, wearing a shirt bearing the collective action group’s slogan.
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Millie Bobby Brown's Denim Commitment
The Stranger Things star kicked her Calvin Klein denim outfit up a notch by wearing it with graphic detailing that read “Never Again” in honor of the gun Control Activism movement sparked by the Parkland survivors.
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Selena Gomez's Powerful Plea
The singer was spotted in L.A. on Sunday wearing a black oversized shirt that reads “Choose Empathy.”
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Olivia Wilde’s Cause-Supporting Tee
The actress stepped out with a My Sister T-shirt sporting the message “The more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change.” Not only is it an inspiring thought, but 25 percent of the proceeds of the $38 shirt goes to support Girls’ Education and Mentoring Services.
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Kerry Washington’s Jacket
The actress wore this $795 Alice + Olivia x The Beatles Lonnie Embellished Bomber in ode to the British band’s iconic song during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, January 30.
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The Message of the Women’s March
Felicity Huffman, Elizabeth Banks, Eva Longoria, Olivia Munn and Lupita Nyong'o attended the the 2018 Women's March in L.A. on Saturday, January 20 in varying Time’s Up designs.
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Connie Britton’s Meals-Based Mission
While most actresses wore black dresses to the 2018 Golden Globes, Connie Britton donned in a $380 black Lingua Franca “Poverty is sexist” sweater. The brand was donating $100 of each purchase of the top to the organization Camfed, which seeks to eradicate poverty and send girls to school.
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Hollywood’s Common Bond
Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, Laura Dern and Eva Longoria are just a few of the stars who got together in the days leading up to the 2018 Golden Globes to spread the word about Time’s Up, and the work it is doing to create safe and equal workplaces across industries.
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Jessica Chastain’s Late Night Memo
The actress arrived at her Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance on Wednesday, January 3 wearing one of the first Time’s Up t-shirts.
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Emily Ratajkowski’s Real Talk
While strolling on the Place Vendome in Paris in March 2017, the model made her opinions loud and clear with her “Feminist AF” t-shirt.
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Prabal Gurung’s Empowering T-shirts
For his Fall-Winter 2017 collection, the designer created a series of inspiring t-shirts that advocated equality, female empowerment and self-acceptance that models wore during the runway show’s finale.
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Katy Perry’s Coat of Arms
During her performance of “Chained to the Rhythm” at the 2017 Grammys, the singer accented her simple white suit and sneakers with a “Persist” armband.
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Rhianna’s Simple Statement
Bad Girl RiRi was casually conversational, pairing her Dior “We Should All Be Feminists” tee with ripped jeans, a pinstripe jacket and work boots.
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Yara Shahidi’s Strong Sentiment
In honor of the 2018 Women’s March, the Grown-ish actress posted a throwback pic on Instagram to the historic 2017 march, at which she wore a “Stronger Together” t-shirt.
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Dior’s Feminist Flair
Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri sent models down the runway at the Christian Dior Spring-Summer 2017 show in Paris wearing “We Should All Be Feminists” t-shirts that were later spotted on stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Rhianna.
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