8 Times Celebrities Let Their Clothes *Literally* Speak for Them

An initial necklace is worth a thousand words.

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Sometimes a celebrity (cough, cough, Madonna (opens in new tab)) will come right out and say what message she intended to send with an outfit; otherwise, they're content to let the public derive meaning for themselves. So...a slogan T is just a slogan T—or is it?

1. Miley Cyrus

As subtle as a Facebook relationship update (opens in new tab). (Read: She and Liam Hemsworth are very much back on (opens in new tab), as if the PDA hadn't tipped us off.)

2. Rita Ora

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Deep in the throes of the witch hunt for Becky with the good hair, Rita Ora did her part (opens in new tab) to raise tensions with this provocative Snap. (For the last time, it's an R not a J, SMH.)

3. Blac Chyna and Amber Rose

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Both women are known for speaking out about female sexuality and the instances during which they've been shamed for it (opens in new tab). At the 2015 VMAs, Chyna and Rose wore ensembles emblazoned with sexist words as an act of reclaiming those terms.

4. Emma Watson 

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She wore actual garbage...to the Met Gala. (And, fine, wrote a Facebook manifesto to accompany it (opens in new tab), but still.)

5. Taylor Swift

Feels...weird now (opens in new tab), doesn't it? This locket representing Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' now-extinguished love didn't survive the social media purge (opens in new tab), but we'll always have the memories.

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.