“Who are you wearing?” is always the standard question on every Hollywood’s red carpet. At this year’s Golden Globes Award, one actress made quite a statement with her choice of outfit. Evan Rachel Woods swapped the dress for a stylish suit to the Golden Globes. Her message behind her attire was aimed at not just empowering women on the red carpet. She wants to show young girls everywhere that dresses are not a requirement and they don’t have to wear them if they don’t want to.
Much like her Westworld character, Evan Rachel Wood deviated from the Hollywood loop – women must wear fancy gowns on the red carpet. That custom designed Joseph Altuzarra suit is fierce and combined high fashion with a comfortable personal style in a way that is rarely seen on women for a night like this. Frankly, that princess trope is getting old anyway. Rock your suit, Dolores. Marlene Dietrich would be so proud.
“This is my third nomination and I’ve been to the Globes six times, and I’ve worn a dress every time. And I love dresses, I’m not trying to protest dresses, but I wanted to make sure that young girls and women knew they aren’t a requirement. And that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to, and to just be yourself because your worth is more than that” she told Ryan Seacrest on E!.
The Golden Globe Best Actress nominee commented her red carpet ensemble is an homage to late tomboy style icon Marlene Dietrich and a direct nod to the gender-blending musical Victor/Victoria. Just looking at her awesome suit, we could totally see Evan Rachel Wood in the coolly outrageous film siren. Or even playing the lead role that Julie Andrews made famous in the 1982 film adaption. Hollywood, are you listening? She also paid tribute to late music icon David Bowie who would have turned 70 today.
Evan Rachel Wood wasn’t even the only woman in a pantsuit that night. Hidden Figures star Octavia Spencer slayed the red carpet in her navy Laura Basci tuxedo styled by Wendi & Nicole.
And no, she didn’t pioneer the tuxedo look either but Wood spoke about it in a way that was unexpected for a Hollywood It Girl. And her message about being yourself is something that we can all get behind.
Besides Evan Rachel Wood and , here’s a look at 7 other badass women who had recently rocked the pantsuit on the red carpet.
Janelle Monae ‘s suit game is always on point. We all know about her love affair with the classic black tuxes. Yet at the 2016 Billboard Power 100 Celebration, she surprised all of us when she suited up in this fire engine red suit. Bonus points for her fun abstract clutch with the Piet Mondrian vibes.
Angeline Jolie wore her bow tie undone and tucked her crisp white shirt into a well-tailored Saint Laurent piece, making the suit become one of the hottest things we’ve seen at the British Film Academy Awards.
In an ode to the great David Bowie, Zendaya channeled his androgynous style on the biggest night in music. The young style chameleon recreated a Ziggy Stardust-inspired faux mullet to pair with her wide-legged, double-breasted suit from Dsquared2. The 80s is calling and they loved it!
Who needs a shirt when you can look like a boss without one? Anna Kendrick was the picture of confidence in a perfectly cut Band of Outsiders suit paired with killer heels and nothing else at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Amber Heard stole the show in this jacquard satin tuxedo from Dolce & Gabbana at the premiere of The Danish Girl.
Emma Stone made heads turn when she showed up at the Golden Globes Award in a Lanvin embellished jumpsuit complete with an oversize bow on the back.
What would a suit roundup be without Diane Keaton? For decades, tomboy style icon Keaton has defied the rulebook of classic Hollywood glamour by dressing in looks — like this impeccable Ralph Lauren number — that Annie Hall would be proud of.