14 Statement Tees That Let Your Clothes Do the Talking

What’s better than a perfect plain white tee? A statement tee that is just as easy to wear and tells the world how you really feel.

While graphic tees have long been en vogue, statement tees really came into their own in the past few years as fashion has gotten more political. Although they often look plain, the message is clear. Statement tees not only turn heads, but also serve as icebreakers or conversation starters.(See: Melania Trump’s choice of wearing a Zara statement jacket emblazoned with the words “I really don’t care do u” to visit migrant children in Texas discussed on our forum thread.) Whether it’s a slogan about loving yourself or a bold statement about female empowerment, there is no underestimating the power of words.

You know what you want to say, but how should you make your words make an impact? Make your outfit stand out even more by wearing your statement tee with a pair of fitted jeans or a skirt. Tuck in the shirt under high-waisted pants to elongate your legs. Contrast your shirt-and-skirt getup with your favorite sneaks. For a casual business look, you can opt to wear a blazer over your shirt. Browse our gallery to see our favorite statement tees.

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