The Westworld actress made a statement that went so much deeper than just red carpet fashion.

By Julia Malacoff
Updated: January 09, 2017
Kevork Djansezian/NBC/Getty Images

There were a whole lot of inspiring getups at last night's 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, as well as some serious red carpet fitspiration. While most of the celebs in attendance made fashion statements with their outfits, Evan Rachel Wood made an entirely different kind of statement with her high-fashion look. The actress looked stunning in a custom black-and-white suiting ensemble, created especially for her by designer Altuzzara.

When she was interviewed on the red carpet by Ryan Seacrest about what she was wearing, she explained: "This is my third nomination and I've been to the Globes six times and I've worn a dress every time," she says. "And I love dresses. I'm not trying to protest dresses, but I wanted to make sure that young girls and women knew that they aren't a requirement. And that, you know, 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."

We couldn't agree more with the sentiment that you're defined by more (and worth *way* more) than what you choose to wear. As long as your clothes make you happy and you feel they represent who you are, why not wear whatever you want? In a society where so much emphasis is put on what you look like-particularly in Hollywood-we love seeing a young actress stand up for everyone who maybe doesn't want to dress like or look like everyone else, whether that's on the red carpet, in the office, or just walking down the street. After all, the concept of body positivity should extend to not only all shapes and sizes, but also all styles and gender identities. (Here, find the best body positive moments of 2016.)

Wood also noted that her outfit was partly homage to people and films that inspire her, like Marlene Dietrich, Victor/Victoria, and David Bowie, who would have celebrated a birthday yesterday.



Be the first to comment!