The Most Badass Feminist Apparel You Can Wear Loud & Proud
With all that is happening in the world, sometimes it’s best to express yourself through clothing. When Twitter isn’t cutting it, throw on a shirt that’ll show coworkers who you really are. From funny quotes American leaders have ACTUALLY uttered, to chic French sayings, we’ve collected the top feminist clothing for you to dive head first into each morning.
1. Clare V.
Clare Vivier designs leather goods and apparel made in Los Angeles. Walking into one of her many stores transports you to a French boutique, surrounded by beautiful Italian leather. An outspoken women’s right advocate, Vivier created the Folle Furieuse T-shirt in honor of International Women’s Day and a portion of the proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood. Translated to “Crazy Mad Woman” it’s perfect for a woman with a mission.
One-of-a kind embroidered t-shirts created by two Brooklyn-based women, for women. Each shirt has a specific message that brings attention to gender issues and inequalities women face everyday. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the National Organization for Women (NOW).
4. Baby2Baby + Kelly Rowland Collab
The Destiny’s Child singer teamed up with non-profit Baby2Baby which provides diapers, clothing, and basic necessities to low-income children. The collaboration exceeded expectations and provided thousands of resources for those who need it most, children.
5. We Should All Be Feminists
Author and feminist advocate, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie penned the novel “We Should All Be Feminists” in 2015. Based off her Ted Talk Adichie explains in her novel, the notion behind the slogan, “Here [Adichie] offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.”
You may have heard part of her speech in Beyonce’s “Flawless” but the notion is the same. If you believe in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes, then yes, you should be a feminist. And if you can't afford the Dior designer edition, head over to trusty Amazon for a more affordable version.
6. Hysterical Female
Rachel Antonoff is a feminist designer who has friends in high places. Her brother is musician, Jack Antonoff and boyfriend to Lena Dunham. She hires models of all races, body types, and genders. Even her father models her latest velvet jumpsuit! And as her website puts it if you’re a hysterical female then you’ve found the right place, “Calling all hysterics! Let everyone on the Senate floor know who they're dealing with. “
If you enjoy velvet or comfort or both, do I have news for you! The Jewel Jumpsuit is now back in stock in sizes xs and s and available for pre-order in sizes m-xl. Drape yourself and your loved ones in luxurious velvet this holiday season! As evidenced in photo, can be worn with wide variety of shoe. Link in bio!
7. The Notorious RBG
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a lot of things; educated, smart, and a trailblazer. Recently young women took her image to represent the newest wave of feminism. A blog turned into a book, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg sparked the trend of honoring the Supreme Court Justice through fashion. From t-shirts to Halloween costumes, young ladies love RBG. Many Etsy shops took to designing trends around the feminist icon. Patches, stickers, and little accessories will remind you to be a nasty woman.
8. The Future is Female
Alix Dobkin wearing FUTURE IS FEMALE tee shirt, the slogan for NYC's first woman's bookstore Labyris Books. Photo & text by @lizacowan / DYKE A QUARTERLY #herstory #repost #dykeaquarterly #female #lesbian #futureisfemale #woman #womansbookstore #alixdobkin #lizacowan #dyke #queer #lgbt #nyc #1970s #teeshirt #typography #lezstyle #lavender #books
As per the website, Otherwild, the story behind the Future is Female t-shirt is rich in history:
The original “The Future Is Female” T-shirt design was made for Labyris Books, the first women’s bookstore in New York City, which was opened in 1972 by Jane Lurie and Marizel Rios. The photographer Liza Cowan took a picture of musician Alix Dobkin, her girlfriend at the time, wearing it in 1975. The photograph was done for a slide show she was working on called: "What the Well Dressed Dyke Will Wear."
This slogan has lasted through the decades and is reemerging as an empowering statement for all, as female-identified bodies and rights remain under attack. We believe that “The Future is Female” is the past, the present and the future, and is language that resonates.
Also, 25% of shirt sale proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood.
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