Actress Annabelle Wallis rocking Dior's agenda-setting tee during Paris Fashion Week.
If you've been on the hunt for a new T-shirt recently, you'll know that you can't move the powerful slogan styles on offer right now—International Women's Day last week was enough to confirm it. Trumping the plain white tee in the desirability stakes is one that’s printed, embroidered or embellished with a message that's funny, brazen or occasionally just plain abstract.
This season is all about choosing the message you want to convey across your chest wisely. And as a culturally aware person in this current turbulent climate, wanting to show your stance on many important topics has never been so easy—particularly when it comes to girl power.
Model and Gurls talk activist Adwoa Aboah at a protest sporting one of her tees.
Blame Dior's 2017 winner, the "We Should All Be Feminists" tee, for the abundance of pro-female slogan tops everywhere now—but whereas copycat style is usually frowned upon, this means only good things when it comes to female sartorial strength. Along with a slew of collaborations in honour of International Women's Day and activist models, such as Adwoa Aboah, the "power tee" has never been so available, so stylish or so important.
Transgender model Maxim Magnus
The only decision you need to make is which school to subscribe to: sisterhood, protest or confrontation? In fact, who are we to say you can have them all? And if you can’t make peace with the fact that the iconic Dior style costs more than your annual gym membership, take comfort in the fact that supply is plentiful, and we’ve rounded up our favourites below for you.
The image captured by Micol Sabbadini on this tee was taken during the 2017 Women’s March in New York City, and all proceeds will go towards Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit organisation founded by Christy Turlington Burns, dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.