Regardless of what you think of politically charged feminist slogan T-shirts, there is no denying that they had a moment in 2017. Dior sparked the trend when it sent the “We Should All Be Feminists” tee down the runway at its S/S 17 show using a quote from writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It was at that exact moment that Dior spawned a controversial trend that inspired Topshop, ASOS, Weekday and more to create tees with punchy, empowering messaging.
Back in March, at the tail end of Paris Fashion Week and just before International Women's Day, Emily Ratajkowski wore a white tee with the words "FEMINIST AF" written across the chest in block lettering. According to picture agency Rex, this was the most downloaded image of her this year.
Since rising to fame a few years back, the actress has been at the forefront of Hollywood's modern-day activist set. EmRata's even lent her voice and experiences to publications, including Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter, as often as she'll share powerful messages with her 15.4 million followers on Instagram. Is it any wonder this T-shirt choice created such interest and resulted in a flurry of downloads?
It could also be that this outspoken ensemble ticked a handful of trend boxes at the same time. EmRata paired her £72 Jonathan Simkhai tee with a Cinque green silk robe complete with black fur cuffs. Style and activism—two things we can definitely get behind. Keep scrolling to see Emily Ratajkowski's most popular outfit this year.