The Fashion and Strategy Behind Famous Court Looks


Ending up in court is never at the top of any celebrity’s bucket list, but for one reason or another, many of them seem to wind up there anyway. Whether it’s a DUI charge, assault charge or divorce battle, most celebrities eventually get their day in court. And regardless of whether it’s their fault or not, they always have to dress for the occasion.

Whether you like it or not, what you wear to court can affect the outcome of your trial, regardless of your innocence. The problem is that you can never be sure how a courtroom will perceive you, so even a carefully selected outfit won’t necessarily have a payoff. Wearing the appropriate courtroom attire before a judge is usually the safest bet but sometimes being yourself makes you a little more transparent. At the same time, dressing like yourself when you are trying to show a stage of change is going to have a counter-effect.

We’ve examined some of the most iconic celebrity courtroom looks of all time and the strategy behind them to show you what we’re talking about. Some of these looks really helped win the case, while others did not, but what is clear is how very deliberate each and every look is. Take a gander at these famous court looks!