It is International Women’s Day – the day that celebrates women’s rights and achievements on all fronts – and what better way is there to stand up for female empowerment than by saying it with a graphic t-shirt?
Ever since Dior debuted its bestselling ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ T-shirt on the AW16 catwalk, empowering slogan tees have been a hit amongst women. In the latest spring/summer couture collection, the brand’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri showed her support for the feminist movement once again by printing the title of American art historian Linda Nochlin’s essay ‘Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?’ on a striped shirt – an item that will probably sell out as soon as it hits the stores.
Luckily for us – and our bank accounts – various high-street and high end brands offer their own range of feminist slogan tees. Some retailers, like House of Fraser and Net-A-Porter, even donate the profits to charities that are helping women around the world – if that doesn’t convince you to purchase one of these tees today, then what will?
When taking the plunge, the important thing to remember is to not feel intimated by the message you you're getting across. Of course, the striped &Other Stories tee with the words ‘intersectional’ and ‘feminism’ will make it obvious that you are advocating for female rights, but their collection also includes a black shirt with the word ‘superhero’ modestly embroidered on the chest.
The ‘Woman’ T-shirt by Boohoo and the ‘Femme’ T-shirt by H&M are also subtle options. And if you prefer to go F-word free, then consider the Label Lab ‘Courage’ t-shirt by House of Fraser or Jigsaw’s collaboration with Kodak – a collection launched to celebrate women in creative industries.
There are plenty of options to wear on – and long after – this International Women’s Day, so quickly check out our edit below to shop our favourite high-street T-shirts that will make you a worthy supporter of the feminist movement.
1. Zadig & Voltaire 'Girls Can Do Anything' T-Shirt
Available at | £90.00
2. Markus Lupfer x Bobbi Brown 'Pretty Powerful' T-Shirt
Available at | £175
3. &Other Stories Superhero Logo T-shirt
Available at | £23.00
4. H&M 'Femme' T-Shirt
Available at | £19.99
5. Pull & Bear 'WTFemme' T-Shirt
Available at | £4.99
6. Boohoo 'Woman' T-Shirt
Available at | £10.00
7. Label Mix 'Courage' T-Shirt
Available at | £39.00
8. Jigsaw Kodak T-Shirt
Available at | £30.00
9. Rosie Assoulin 'Do It For Grandma' T-Shirt
Available at | £165.00
10. &Other Stories Striped Printed T-Shirt
Available at | £27.00
11. Jonathan Simkhai 'Feminist AF' T-Shirt
Available at | £68.00
12. River Island 'Girlhood' T-Shirt
Available at | £22.00
13. Pull & Bear 'I'm My Own Lover' T-Shirt
Available at | £4.99
14. H&M 'Love' T-Shirt
Available at | £8.99
15. Topshop 'Pas De Garçons' T-Shirt
Available at | £16.00
16. Zara 'Intrépide' T-Shirt
Available at | £9.99