10 Times Celebrities Put a Secret Meaning Into the Clothes and Accessories They Wear

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Celebrities get ready for important events for weeks or even months. They think up their looks to the tiniest details, often putting a special meaning into their clothes and accessories. Meanwhile, fans and fashion experts keep guessing what message their famous idols wanted to convey with the help of this or that detail.

We at Bright Side felt curious and decided to unravel the messages that the celebrities have encrypted in their outfits.

Nicole Kidman

The cascade Dior dress which Nicole Kidman wore at the Glamour Women of the Year ceremony was decorated by embroidery depicting a woman with spread wings. Choosing this dress wasn’t accidental: the embroidery on the chest reminds us of the limitless opportunities of a person. “I’m wearing wings tonight, and I tell you, to all of those young girls and boys, even if your wings get clipped, you can build them back and you can fly,” the actress stated in her speech.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson opted for a Marchesa brand dress to visit the annual Met Gala in 2018. The fashion house is run by 2 women: Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman. By wearing such a choice, the actress wanted to support the brand of these female designers. According to Johansson, Marchesa clothes make girls feel confident and gorgeous like nothing else.

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin is a true queen of street fashion and that’s why it’s not surprising that her wedding dress had some street style elements. The design of the outfit was not done by a French couturier but Virgil Abloh — the creator of one of the main “street style” brands called Off_White. By the way, it was the designer’s first experience of creating a wedding dress.

Although it was done in a classic style, the veil was decorated with embroidery elements saying “Till Death Do Us Part” and “Wedding Dress”, as well as crossed arrows — the logo of the Off-White.

Laura Dern

Laura Dern wore a gorgeous red dress by Valentino for the Golden Globe ceremony in 2019. Her look was complemented by a small handbag. If you look closer, you’ll notice that the accessory was decorated with a black ribbon with the “Time’s Up” sign. As the actress confessed later, she wanted to support the same-name female movement with the help of this tiny detail.

Gwen Stefani

At the 62nd Grammy Awards Ceremony, Gwen Stefani delighted her fans with a mini dress fully decorated with unusual seashells. The thing is that the singer’s husband, Blake Shelton, has been collecting them for his beloved lady for many years. And so, the designers Dolce & Gabbana found an unusual way to use the shell collection.

Mariah Carey

At the MTV VMA ceremony in 1997, Mariah Carey appeared wearing the ensemble consisting of a black crop-top and a maxi skirt with bold cuts up the sides. Some time before the event, the singer broke up with her beloved man Tommy Mottola, Sony Music executive. He was strictly controlling the celebrity’s image. The bold outfit embodied the newfound freedom and the rejection of the familiar image.

Meghan Markle

According to tradition, representatives of the British royal family are shown to the public with their newborns just a few hours after giving birth. But Meghan Markle not only risked breaking this unspoken rule, having appeared in front of reporters only 2 days after the baby was born, she also chose a very bold outfit for it.

The Duchess intentionally outlined her protruding belly with a belt, showing that she was not feeling shy of her postpartum changes. If you look at the photos of other royals, you’ll notice that they left the hospitals in voluminous dresses concealing their bellies.

Marilyn Monroe

The story of the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and the 35th president of the USA, John Kennedy, is covered with numerous mysteries and rumors. Though their connection has never been confirmed officially, the public appearance of the actress and the president at Kennedy’s 45th birthday, as well as Monroe’s legendary performance at that event, added fuel to the fire.

In order to perform the sensual composition “Happy Birthday, Mr. President”, the actress opted for a transparent dress decorated with thousands of rhinestones. The outfit was so explicit that it became a true challenge and a sort of confession, along with Marilyn’s attitude to the president.


In 1994, Prince Charles officially declared he has a relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles. Princess Diana soon took revenge for the adultery having appeared wearing a dress violating the royal protocol: a black dress with open shoulders. The bold outfit stayed in history with the name “the revenge dress” and has inspired many other famous women.

In 2017, Rihanna appeared at the Diamond Ball in a dashing black ensemble by Ralph & Russo, which resembled the cult image of Lady Di. This is how the singer honored the princess.

Billie Eilish

In 2021, Billie Eilish performed at the Met Gala in a very unexpected outfit. There was nothing left of an unconfident teenager — baggy clothes were replaced by diamonds and a feminine dress in the best traditions of Hollywood. As it turned out, the new image of the young singer became a turning point not only for her career but also for the Oscar de la Renta brand. To cooperate with Eilish, the company had to completely refuse the use of natural fur.

Are there clothes or accessories bearing a special meaning in your wardrobe?


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