Blac Chyna Is Not the First to Nail the Courtroom Outfit

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Blac Chyna Is Not the First to Nail the Courtroom Outfit

Here's a look at the most fabulous from Diddy, Jay-Z and more.

Published July 11, 2017

Yesterday we got our first look at a court-ready Blac Chyna. Optics are a very important puzzle piece in trying to garner sympathy in the eyes of the court, and aesthetics, specifically, can make or break a case. The subject is so critical that it has inspired articles aplenty, including this Wall Street Journal piece, which notes that depending on the case matter, it could be advantageous to consider the subject at hand and how one's outward appearance could support or detract from his or her argument. The article uses the following as examples: "A woman who is claiming poverty in a financial hearing might undermine her case if she's wearing highly expensive clothing," and "sloppy dress at trial might seem to add to the case against a father accused of neglectful child-rearing." Fair enough.

In light of Chyna's white pantsuit moment yesterday and the multitude of memes that centered around the implications of different wigs, we present to you 10 other celebrity courtroom looks from high-profile cases. You'll find that Diddy and Lil Kim are on this list multiple times, but their dapper suits and outrageous accessories, respectively, prove them worthy of multiple spots.

  1. Diddy, 2001
    NEW YORK, UNITED STATES:  Surrounded by police officers, rapper Sean "Puffy" Combs leaves State Supreme Court in New York City 15 March, 2001, after a jury failed to reach a verdict for the second straight day. Combs faces weapons and bribery charges stemming from a New York night club shooting in December 1999. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
  2. Diddy, 2001
    Sean "Puffy" Combs during Sean "Puffy" Combs Trial at Courthouse in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by RJ Capak/WireImage)
    (Photo: RJ Capak/WireImage)
  3. Lil Kim, 2005
    (L-R) Rapper Lil' Kim, also known as Kimberly Jones, and Lawyer Mel Sachs make an appearance in federal court where she faces charges of conspiracy, perjury, making false statements and obstruction of a 2001 shootout in New York City June 18, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)
  4. Lil Kim, 2005
    Lil' Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones with lawyer Mel Sachs (right) departs the Federal Court House in New York City on March 15, 2005. Jones was attending the closing arguments for her 2005 Perjury trial in which she is accused of lying to a Grand Jury during a 2004 Court Appearence. (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)
    (Photo: J. Countess/WireImage)
  5. Lil Kim, 2005
    Rap star Lil' Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, flanked by her legal team and fans, enters Manhattan federal court, Monday, March 14, 2005, in New York City. Jones is accused of lying to a grand jury in connection with a shooting outside a Manhattan radio station in 2001. (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)
    (Photo: J. Countess/WireImage)
  6. Ludacris, 2006
    UNITED STATES - MAY 25:  Rapper and actor Ludacris (center), whose real name is Chris Bridges, returns to Manhattan Federal Court on Pearl St. after a lunch break. A New Jersey group called It's Our Family alleges that snippets from their 2001 song, "Straight Like That," which they distributed as a demo tape, appeared in "Stand Up," a track from Ludacris' 2003 album "Chicken and Beer." Hip-hop star Kanye West, who co-produced the song, is also named in the lawsuit.  (Photo by Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
    (Photo: Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
  7. Snoop Dogg, 2007
    PASADENA, CA - APRIL 11:  Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., also known as rapper Snoop Dogg, listens to the judge at the Pasadena Superior Court during his hearing April 11, 2007 in Pasadena, California. Broadus plead no contest to drug and weapons charges, and recieved five years probation and 800 hours of community service.  (Photo by Mel Melcon-Pool/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mel Melcon-Pool/Getty Images)
  8. T.I., 2009
    ATLANTA - MARCH 27:  Clifford "T.I." at the Richard B. Russell Federal Building and United States Courthouse on March 27, 2009 in Atlanta.  (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage)
    (Photo: Ben Rose/WireImage)
  9. Rihanna, 2009
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 22:  Singer Rihanna (C) walk out of a preliminary hearing at Superior Court of Los Angeles County on June 23, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The preliminary hearing is to determine if Chris Brown will stand trial for allegedly attacking pop singer Rihanna, during an argument in a rented Lamborghini sports car following a pre-Grammy Awards party on February 8, 2009. He is currently free on $50,000 bail.  (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Pool/Getty Images)
  10. Jay-Z, 2015
    LOS ANGELES CA - OCTOBER 14: Rap mogul Jay Z arrives at United States District Court to testify October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Jay Z and Timbaland are being accused of violating the copyright to Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi's 1957 song "Khosara Khosara" by allegedly misusing the music to create Jay Z's song "Big Pimpin."  (Photo by Kevork S. Djansezian/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Kevork S. Djansezian/Getty Images)

Written by BET Staff

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