21 Celebrity Outfits That Perfectly Summed Up 2020

From powerful statements to pillow cases, these are the looks that will go down in history.

Clothes That Summed Up 2020

We definitely don't need to tell you that this year has been unlike any other, full of stress, heartache, and isolation. But, finally — finally! — 2020 is coming to a close, and we're confident that, one day in the future, all the terrible parts will feel like a distant yet disturbing memory. Of course, we don't think you'll ever forget about the pandemic, the activism, and the historic Presidential Election. But, in case you ever did? Fashion would serve as a swift reminder.

In 2020, graphic T-shirts, sweatshirts, and even phone cases really had a moment, summing up what celebrities wanted to say with a short sentence or picture. Some were powerful, some simply spread love, and others referenced the TV shows we binged while quarantining at home. Take a look at all the times celebrities made a statement about 2020 with their outfits, ahead.


With so much on the line with 2020's elections, celebrities made sure that they encouraged people to vote. They wore T-shirts, sweatshirts, masks, earrings, and even boots displaying the message, and many specifically showed support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Mindy Kaling

Sophia Bush

Gabrielle Union

Halle Berry

Black Lives Matter

Another major part of 2020 was drawing attention to the violence against Black people. On top of attending protests and donating to Black Lives Matter charities, actresses, athletes, and more wore the names and faces of individuals who were killed by police officers, such as Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, oftentimes to major events like the 2020 Emmy Awards and the US Open. These clothes demanded that the people responsible for these deaths would be held accountable and called for an end gun violence in general.

Regina King

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Uzo Aduba

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Naomi Osaka

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Kerry Washington

Laura Dern


Staying home, social distancing, wearing a mask — these are just some of the things that so many of us did in order to protect ourselves and others from the virus. But, for those who didn't fully understand its severity, didn't want to follow the rules, or needed a reminder that the pandemic wasn't over just because they were bored, there were plenty of pieces out there promoting the 6 feet apart rule, hand washing, and the knowledgable Dr. Fauci.

Emma Roberts

Kelly Oxford

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

AnnaSophia Robb


During such a rough time, we could have all used a hug. But, celebrities gave us the next best thing: a message of love. They encouraged empathy, love, peace, and showing pride when it comes to our backgrounds and what makes us special.

Jennifer Lopez

Olivia Munn

Jennifer Garner

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TV Shows, Trends, and Moods

On the lighter sides of things, a lot of streaming and binge-watching went on in 2020. Tiger King had a moment, which led to people dressing up like Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin (lots of leopard print!), and The Mandalorian reignited a love for (baby) Yoda. We also had fun making clothes out of pillows, showing support for small businesses and publications, and even expressing how frustrated we were with...everything through our fashion choices.

Bella Hadid

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Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams

Tracee Ellis Ross

Shailene Woodley

Drew Barrymore

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