This is why everyone wore white at the Critics’ Choice Awards

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  • It's for a very good reason

    Last night the red carpet at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2018 in LA was very different to that of the Golden Globes. Why? Because where at the Globes everyone was wearing black, this time, most actresses chose to wear white.

    And yup, you guessed it, there was a good reasoning behind it. Black was a way for celebrities to show solidarity with victims of sexual harassment, as well as embrace the death of outdated and misogynistic Hollywood practices – black is the colour of mourning after all.

    But last night, actresses such as Angelina Jolie and Emma Roberts decided to go with the opposite message, one of hope. White is often associated with light, purity and safety, so carries a much more positive message. It means they are ready for new beginnings.

    Angelina Jolie led the way with a custom Ralph & Russo gown, which featured feathers like her Golden Globes one by the same designer.

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    Diane Kruger wore a simple white Vera Wang dress with chain-mail detail, and Kate Bosworth showed her love of all things vintage in a bridal-esque Brock Collection lace gown.

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    Emma Roberts wore a minimalist silk dress by Giorgio Armani and Saoirse Ronan chose a cream gown by Michael Kors Collection.

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    You could also argue there is a more political message behind it, as white is always associated with innocence. Too often, when men are accused of sexual misconduct, it’s the women who are put into doubt, where it should be the other way round. Angelina Jolie has previously addressed this, saying, ‘All too often, these kinds of crimes against women are laughed off, depicted as a minor offence by someone who cannot control themselves, as an illness, or as some kind of exaggerated sexual need out against this’.

    So this could be seen as a stance against the instant dismissal of such claims.

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