Sometimes we have to go to court, and being a celebrity will not give you an excuse if you break the law. No celebrity has the intention to appear before a court, but sometimes unexpected things happen, and even their fame and money can’t bail them out of a court appearance.
In recent times, we have witnessed a list of celebrities that appeared in court, facing trials and unexpectedly turning it into a theater or television appearance. Studies show that the first impression of the defendant tells a more in-depth story. The jury members are not immune to this, which can influence them, based on the actual unquestionable truth that is reached immediately.
The psychological impact allows convicted celebs to alter the perception of the court and voice their stories to their favor through fashion. Convicted celebrities will use every excuse they can get to get a reprieve of their cases, wherein our society has a habit of judging based on the clothes we wear. This is no news also when it comes to celebrities.
Turning this kind of event into a fashion show of some sort has become a trend. Dressing up and having the world see how they present themselves has become a usual practice for celebrities these days. Celebrity dressing up may be unconventional for the event, but looking good is a part of their life as celebrities, so it comes as no surprise. And these celebrities turn this into fashion strategy to their advantage.
High-profile celebrities have a team whose primary task is to uphold their image
Turning the court into a red carpet event, depending on who the celebrity is, organizations have been supporting them to maintain the status that they have. More concerned about keeping their reputation rather than the case. They ensure the celebrity receives the right representation, and this includes not only the lawyer and courtroom advisers but making sure that they hire stylists to ensure they are appealing in court. They discuss and express what the celebrity will represent themselves.
Dressing appropriately according to their age
Clients need to blend in. One way to do that is to use lighter makeup and hairstyle. Celebrities don’t want to look out of place. So, they usually go for natural makeup and make sure they look professional yet still stylish.
Adopting the Mr. Rogers effect
The use of a sweater helps celebrities to avoid projecting an image of hostility aggressiveness into looking friendly and approachable. Customary seen into high profile cases. Some celebrities have used this mentality to their appearances to the court.
Wearing suits, blazers, and trench coats create a vision of respect.
When a celebrity is to appear in a courtroom in the suit, it adds depth to his character. It creates an aura of respect and his dealing with the case as a serious one. It also shows them your status and will act as a barrier to showing any hint of more significant and more profound matters that remain unclear.
Celebrity’s courtroom attire must appear convincing.
Celebrities need to look authentic and convincing as they have an existing public image already and familiarity with the celebrity’s style. Turning away from such an image will look as a deceptive move to members of the court. Being true will give an edge to the celebrity as they will be seen as an average person with no airs of their celebrity status.
The portrayal of simple living
The common conception is that celebrities have an affluent lifestyle. However, arriving in the courtroom is not advisable if you are wearing high-end clothing. This will create a negative image towards the celebrity to the eyes of the court. This will project typecasting.
Using colors in association with the celebrity’s image
The color white, commonly worn to court by celebrities, especially women. It is believed to create a subconscious effect for projecting virtue and innocence. Different theories on color perception are popular, like blue and white, for purity and honesty, while black and red as hostility, a product of deceptive science. But some of these might be true, seeing the way a few celebrities dress up while attending courts. Fashion has become an integral part of a celebrity’s courtroom appearance. The planned outfit may contribute to some advantages, but still, a blunder may be disastrous. Fashion won’t necessarily sway the decision of the court. However, it will make sure that the celebrity appears respectable and fashionable.