This is how the stars could get political on the red carpet this year

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The Golden Globes 2019 are almost here, and all eyes will be on the red carpet. Not to see which designers everyone will be wearing, but how they will be making a political statement.

For the last few years, the GG have traditionally set the tone for awards season - A-list women bringing significant dates to the Golden Globes, like Emma Watson and women's organisation Imkaan director Marai Larasi, the Time's Up pin, wearing black to call out sexual harassment.

I can't see this year being any different, with more injustice and political uncertainty than ever, and I wouldn't be surprised to see these this season:

The blue ribbon

Last year, actresses like Evan Rachel Wood wore a blue ribbon to support American Civil Liberty Union's fight to reunite immigrant families separated at the border. With it being an ongoing problem with Trump's administration, we can expect to see loads more of these.

A free speech flag or fountain pen pin

Trump is notorious for calling out fake news and shutting down reporters asking questions he doesn't like, so we might see a movement against this. Free speech is usually symbolised by a flag with green, pink, blue and purple stripes, so some might wear this, or a fountain pen pinned to their top, which Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep wore after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

The I Am A Voter badge

Although the midterm elections happened in November 2018, aka midway through Trump's presidency, it will still be important to spread the message that everyone has a voice and will need to vote when the time comes to get it heard.

The Time's Up pin

With Brett Kavanaugh being voted into the Supreme Court and more and more sexual harassment cases coming to light, the Time's Up pin is sadly still very much relevant. We might also see some 'I Believe Christine Blasey Ford' pins.

Wearing black or white

Of course the most visible political stand last year was actresses wearing black in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, so we might see more actresses donning the colour. They could also chose to wear white, which is the colour of peace and hope.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.