For the longest time, it seemed as though suits were reserved for men on the red carpet. But over the years, more and more female celebrities, from Rihanna to Lady Gaga, have been stepping out in suits and tuxedos. However, this isn’t a super recent occurrence. Back in the 1940s, stars like Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn wowed audiences when they rocked pantsuits in their films. Then sitcom star Mary Tyler Moore made history by being the first woman to continually wear pants on a sitcom. Pantsuits just look amazing, and these celebrities knew how to make these suits their own.
Clothes don’t have a gender norm, and these stars are here to remind us of that. There’s no one dictating what one should or shouldn’t wear because of someone’s gender, so why should it happen on the red carpet?
While many stars have been rocking daring suits for decades, it’s becoming more of a common occurrence within the past few years. With this, celebrities have gone even further outside the box with which suits they wear.
Check out the stars who rocked suits on the red carpet over the years.
A version of this article was originally posted in Jan. 2019.