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From Illeana to Varun: Celebrities let their T-shirts do all the talking

From quirky slogans to funny one-liners, HT Café helps you find your voice with a little help from T-shirts.

fashion and trends Updated: Feb 02, 2017 14:50 IST
Akshata Shetty
Akshata Shetty
Hindustan Times
Ileana D’Cruz,Ekta Shah,Varun Dhawan
Ileana D’Cruz love her food and her T-shirt says it all.(Viral Bhayani)

When John Mayer sang ‘Say what you need to say’, he was probably not thinking of how easy it is to offend people these days. But keeping the current situation in mind, where anything you say can offend someone or everyone, we look at a ‘fashion’ alternative via which you can, more or less, say what’s on your mind without saying it out aloud. Ileana D’Cruz recently wore a top that read ‘Will work out for fries’. The actor, who is known to be a foodie, once said in an interview that she eats what she wants to and then works out to lose the calories. While she looks ‘hot ‘n’ happening’ in this outfit, the T-shirt quote caught our attention. That’s indeed a cool way to express your inner foodie.

When we asked celebrity stylist, Ekta Shah what she thinks about the trend, she says, “I think comfort plays a big role. They [celebs] carry it [the slogan T-shirts] off with so much elegance. It looks drop dead fashionable each time they wear it.” Many brands across the globe are cashing in on funky quotes and in-your-face slogans for their
T-shirt designs. Here are some interesting options you can sport when you want your tee to do all the talking.

Check out Varun’s neon T-shirt with the line ‘You Cut Me Off’. ( Yogen Shah )

Friends Forever?
Recently, film-maker Karan Johar revealed on a show that he thought a girl caused cracks in Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor’s friendship. Check out Varun’s neon T-shirt with the line ‘You Cut Me Off’. Is this Varun’s way of expressing his state of mind or is it a message for his friend Arjun?

A model walks the ramp in a slogan T-shirt at the New Zealand Fashion Week 2016. ( Michael Ng )

Love Actually
A model wears a slogan T-shirt with a tutu at this year’s New Zealand Fashion Week. It works well for people who are too shy to express their love. Maybe this tee plays the part of a wingman. If you opt for this look, try and keep it simple to avoid stealing the attention off the message.

Singer Rita Ora sports the classic dialogue May the bridges I burn light the way on her T-shirt. ( Josiah Kamau )

Not bridging the gap
This may be a dialogue from the classic TV show, Beverly Hills, 90210, but it definitely makes us wonder what made singer Rita Ora opt for this tee. Anyway, she does make a fashion statement with this oversized outfit.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s No Photos Allowed T-shirt is a good message for the paparazzi. ( Viral Bhayani )

Need for privacy
The paparazzi can sometimes get on a celebrity’s nerves. But when you’re a celebrity and want to send the message across, go for this T-shirt, worn by Sushant Singh Rajput.

Chiara Ferragni flaunts this slogan T-shirt at the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017. ( Christian Vierig )

Don’t feed the trolls
This T-shirt worn by fashion influencer and business woman Chiara Ferragni during the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 has the ideal text for people — especially celebrities — who are trolled on a daily basis. What better way to tell them how you feel?

First Published: Dec 06, 2016 21:35 IST