With the Time’s Up and Me Too movements and the continuing fights for equal pay and healthcare rights for women, International Women’s Day this year will, without a doubt, hold more significance than ever. There are lots of ways to support the cause, e.g., donating time or money to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, or Time’s Up; attending a march; voting; and calling your congressperson or senator.
Another easy way to bring awareness to women’s rights is to dress accordingly. There’s no denying the fact that Hollywood’s decision to show solidarity for Time’s Up by wearing black to the 2018 Golden Globe Awards ceremony made a very strong statement, as did the white roses many attendees wore to the Grammy Awards that year. Similarly, the colors you choose to wear—on International Women’s Day especially—undoubtedly will carry an unspoken meaning that’s louder than words.
Read on to learn more about why black and five other colors will have the most impact on March 8, and shop some of our favorite options in each hue.
Sure, black is sometimes thought of as a somber color, but it’s also a powerful, respectful color. It’s also a color everyone owns and symbolizes solidarity during this time of change and progress.