Earlier this month, Kylie Jenner proved that you can make a major statement with a simple white tee shirt. When the reality star stepped out in a top that read "I'm Somebody's DUFF," she set the internet ablaze with opinions. DUFF stands for "Designated Ugly Fat Friend" (not that I knew this before she wore the look,) and it seemed like people didn't really know what to think. Is this offensive? Is this OK? Is this actually a great thing?
As much noise as the shirt made, Kylie Jenner is not the first star to literally express herself through her clothing. Some celebs have worn statement shirts to make a serious point, and some have just thrown them on to be silly. Either way, they're fun and interesting to look at, analyze, and maybe even copy. (For example, I'm dying to get my hands on Cara Delevingne's "Last Clean T-Shirt" look.) Statement shirts one-up those vintage rock band tops and graphic tees by leaving little room for interpretation. Hey, they say what they say.
Here are 13 celebs working statement tees — I'm feeling like I should get on this bandwagon right about now. The question is, which one?
I'm pretty sure she isn't somebody's DUFF, but that's OK.
Cara Delevingne might be the queen of the sassy shirt.
Despite a few rocky years, I still believe Britney is the ultimate pop star.
I love the positive, empowering message on Sophia's shirt.
Proceeds from Drew Barrymore's "Mother of Dragons" shirt went towards helping L.A. area foster kids find jobs.
The basketball player wore this shirt in protest following Eric Garner's death.
Jourdan Dunn and Khloe Kardashian
Who wore it better, or who does it apply to more? I'd have to go with my main Kardashian, Khlo-money, on that one.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Me too, JLH.
It's undeniable — her body does look incredibly strong here, per usual.
Perhaps the middle Jonas brother will be trying his hand at fashion design soon.
Michelle is a proud participant in the campaign to "free the nipple."
The ultimate statement tee.
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