14 Times Celebrities Chose a Subtle Way to Send a Message Through Their Accessories

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With the number of people looking at celebrities on social media, in magazines, and on TV, each of their outfits draws lots of attention. Some of the stars see this as an opportunity to give us a subtle message: to pay a tribute or declare their opinion for the whole world to see. We believe such thought-out choices are absolutely brilliant, that’s why we gathered some of them right here.

1. Margot Robbie

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In 2018, Margot Robbie wore a floral dress with an unusual rabbit-shaped purse. It was a tribute to the film she was in, Peter Rabbit.

2. Meghan Markle

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For an event in 2018, Meghan Markle wore a cape dress and had an acrylic clutch. Look at the pattern on it — born on August 4, Markle is a Leo, and the embellishment on her clutch recreates that very constellation, with crystals tracing out the stars.

3. Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson


At the premiere of Avengers: Endgame, Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson attracted everyone’s attention not just with their gorgeous dresses, but also with their accessories. Both actresses showed up wearing jewelry versions of the Infinity Gauntlet. This was a very elegant Easter egg.

4. Laura Dern

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Laura Dern wore a gorgeous red dress by Valentino for the Golden Globe ceremony in 2019. Her look was complemented by a small handbag. If you look closer, you’ll notice that the accessory was decorated with a black ribbon with the “Time’s Up” sign. As the actress confessed later, she wanted to support the same-name female movement with the help of this tiny detail.

5. Julia Roberts


For the premiere of Ticket to Paradise in 2022, Julia Roberts wore a dress that had a print of chalk drawings. There were hearts on the fabric with letters and numbers, and all the symbols had a meaning.

For example, JR+DM are the initials of the actress and her husband (Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder). Also, there were the first letters of the names of her children — and the numbers are a series of dates that are important to Roberts, like 2002, which was the year of her wedding.

6. Blake Lively

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At the premiere of Deadpool 2, which starred Ryan Reynolds, Lively expressed her support for her husband by wearing an outfit that featured the movie’s main colors, black and maroon. Additionally, she had a clutch that looked like an old-school cassette tape, which was a replica of a cassette shown in the movie.

7. Britney Spears

Sam Asghari and Britney Spears got engaged in September 2021, around 5 years after they met. We noticed the engagement ring is referred to as the “Lioness” on its official website. And this word is engraved on the inside of the ring, as it’s the nickname Asghari has for the singer.

8. Queen Elizabeth II

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The queen got this brooch as a present from her parents when Prince Charles was born. It’s with this brooch that Elizabeth was depicted in the first official portrait of her son. Over the years since 1948, Her Majesty has appeared wearing this piece of jewelry several times, but it again received special significance on the day of the baptism of Prince George. Having chosen the brooch as an accessory, the Queen outlined the connection of the newborn with his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and his great-grandfather, King George VI.

9. Selena Gomez

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In 2018, Selena Gomez wore a tiny bag to the Met Gala event. It was a custom-made bag with writing on it. This wasn’t the first time the celebrity used the Met Gala red carpet to send a secret message. A year earlier, her bag said, “Love yourself first.”

10. Megan Fox

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MGK, Megan Fox’s fiancé, proposed to her in January 2022 after 1.5 years of dating. The engagement ring is quite unusual, as it consists of 2 big diamonds, and there’s a reason for this.

MGK said, “I know tradition is one ring, but I designed it with Stephen Webster to be 2: the emerald (her birthstone) and the diamond (my birthstone) set on 2 magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as 2 halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love.”

11. Sarah Ferguson

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Before her wedding, Sarah Ferguson arrived at the church with a flower tiara on her head, though prior to this wedding, everyone was married with classic gemstone tiaras. The flower decoration was complemented by the bouquet and served as a holder for the veil of the future duchess. After the official ceremony, the flowers were removed, and there turned out to be a diamond tiara underneath, which was made especially for Sarah by the order of the Queen. This process of removing flowers and demonstrating the tiara was the symbol of Ferguson’s entering the royal family.

12. Ariana Grande

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Ariana’s engagement ring has an oval diamond and a pearl on it. Her fans thought that the pearl appeared there later, and it was taken from the tie pin that belonged to her grandfather. The pearl ring was given to her by her grandmother.

Grande said on her social media that her grandmother gave her the pearl after she saw her grandfather in a dream. He said the pearl would protect the singer.

13. Elle Fanning

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Elle Fanning wore unusual Charlotte Olympia shoes to the Maleficent premiere. The model is referred to as Sleeping Beauty, and Elle’s character, Aurora, is on the shoes.

14. King Charles III

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If you look at the photos of the King decades ago and today, you will notice that he always wears a golden ring on his pinky. It’s called a signet ring, and it’s often referred to as a “gentleman’s ring.” The ring can symbolize a personal signature and family heritage, or to note your social status.

A signet ring is traditionally worn on the pinky finger of the non-dominant hand. The monarch wears it next to his wedding ring.

Do you have any accessories with a special meaning?

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