Octavia Spencer thinks more women should wear pantsuits


The wise Cher Horowitz once said, "I know it sounds mental, but sometimes I have more fun vegging out than when I go partying. Maybe because my party clothes are so binding."

But lo, Octavia Spencer, Golden Globe nominee and pantsuit endorser, has a solution for Cher and every other woman: going out can be just as fun as vegging out if you substitute the binding party clothes for non-binding ones.

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The Hidden Figures star told Ellen DeGeneres on Ellen, that she was "just radiant" on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday because she wore a tuxedo, sensible shoes, and "less underwear."

"I don't think I've ever been to an awards show and had as much fun as I did this time," she said. "Well, I chose to wear a tuxedo and in doing that, I was able to be freer. Less underwear. A lot less underwear."

"I was just radiant," she continued. "Everybody was like, Oh you're so happy, and they thought it was because of the box office, and I'm thinking, my feet don't hurt and I am not cinched. It was wonderful."

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She even whispered her secret to Casey Affleck, a winner that night. "You know why I'm happy?" she told him. "I'm not wearing all that underwear." DeGeneres captured the exact moment on film.

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"More women need to say, 'You know what? We're going to wear the pantsuit,'" she said. So like Spencer and other women who discovered the transformative power of suiting that night (including Evan Rachel Wood and Felicity Huffman), the messaging stands: gowns are not the only, nor always the best option.

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