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. According to the Wall Street Journal, 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 Jussie Smollett's chic navy blue suit and Rayban sunglasses he wore to his court appearance, (all charges have since been dropped), we present other celebrity courtroom looks from high-profile cases. You'll find that a couple of celebrities are on this list multiple times, but their dapper suits and over-the-top accessories, respectively, prove them worthy of multiple spots.
See their chic courtroom style below.
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