The perfect addition to your wardrobe.
While there’s always room to express your feelings on social media, if you’re looking for something a little more IRL, feminist t-shirts are a great place to start. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s now iconic feminist t-shirts for Dior’s SS17 show made us fall in love with the slogan top trend all over again, and our obsession just keeps on growing.
It’s easy to dismiss this as just another frivolous fashion trend, but it’s much more than that. Following the Brett Kavanaugh and Harvey Weinstein scandals, celebrities turned to their clothing to convey their support to female victims at red carpet events such as the Oscars.
Feminist t-shirts are also a great way to show your support for events such as International Women’s Day. Of course, you can also shout about your favourite causes any day of the year, and if it happens to involve a slogan top, then why not?
There is no harm in having a bit of fun with styling it though. This season, colourful t-shirts are best worn with oversized 80s suits with track sole boots, while a simple black on white slogan t-shirt always works well with a knitted skirt and a blazer. For a more comfortable approach, both looks work well with dad trainers and jeans.
With that in mind, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite empowering feminist t-shirts, and even better, for some of those you purchase, donations will be made to important charities. These include Women for Women, an organisation that supports women survivors of war, by giving them a year-long training program to learn how to earn money, improve their family’s health and make their voices heard.
I’ve also chosen a selection of tops from some of my favourite female-owned brands, to further show your support. Before shopping, don’t forget to check out our guide to the best feminist books for even more inspiration…
The best feminist t-shirts to buy now:
This 'Boob Tee' is from female-founded brand Never Fully Dressed. £5 from every t-shirt that's sold is donated to the charity 'Mind'.
Mango released a stylish new collection for IWD. The illustrations of the African-American painter Torin Ashtun together with the words of the Spanish writer Leticia Sala feature on this t-shirt, with 100% of the profits going to the Spanish NGO Mundo Cooperante and its initiative 'Being a girl is a right', that promotes the education and schooling of girls in vulnerable countries.
Zadig&Voltaire’s white T-shirt with elbow patches and slogan is a classic in the making.
Dior's feminist t-shirt has been a best-seller for the brand since it was first introduced in 2017.
For IWD, Hush partnered with global female charity Women for Women. The female-founded brand created the ‘Together’ t-shirt, with all proceeds from each sale being donated to Women for Women International, supporting their ongoing initiative to help women survivors of war rebuild their lives through their Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme.
This 100% organic cotton feminist tee by NYC-based jeweller Jennifer Fisher features the print ‘Unite Women’ on the front and back. 100% of the profits from the sale will go to the Women for Women charity.
Female-founded brand Tatty Devine have created this t-shirt in support of Equality Now’s work to protect women and other marginalised genders. All of the profits from each t-shirt sold will be donated to continue the vital work of Equality Now.
Be a voice for change with this inspiring turtleneck top from Monki.
TOVE's t-shirt celebrates women. Based on a tee from the '90s, it's cut for a slim fit from organic cotton-jersey and embroidered with the word 'Womanhood' in tonal threads. Did you know that TOVE is also a female-founded brand?