Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish has spoken out about her fashion choices again, this time, discussing the “slut-shaming” around what she wears. 

The 17-year-old star, who is known for wearing baggy clothes, has spoken a bit in the past about her experience with fashion and people judging how she looks. 

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She’s previously revealed her reasoning for always donning her signature baggy clothes during her Clavin Klein campaign.

“I never want the world to know everything about me. I mean that’s why I wear big baggy clothes,” she said. “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”

“Nobody can be like ‘Oh, she’s slim-thick, she’s not slim-thick, she’s got a flat ass, she’s got a fat ass,’” she continued. “No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”

You can see the video of her explaining her style below.

Then, she was photographed wearing a white fitted tank top under a baggy sweatshirt. The attire differed from her usual baggy clothes, sparking tweets that sexualized Eilish’s appearance.

When people began objectifying Eilish after photos surfaced of her in a fitted tank top, fans immediately came to her defense.

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Amidst the photo surfacing, she spoke up in a recent interview with Vogue Australia to further discuss her outfit choices. 

“What I like about just dressing like I’m 800 sizes bigger than I am is it kind of gives nobody the opportunity to judge what your body looks like,” Eilish said. “I don’t want to give anyone the excuse of judging, and not—and it’s not like everyone’s going to judge you, but they all do in their head, like even if they’re not trying to.” 

In the interview, Eilish also explained being inspired by Rihanna’s fashion. 

“I remember seeing an acceptance speech Rihanna gave where she said fashion has always been her defense mechanism,” Eilish said. “And I felt like I never felt something as strongly hearing someone else say it than I did when I heard her say that because it’s always been that way for me. It’s always been my security blanket.”

You can watch that full video below. 

Now she’s spoken to Pharrel Williams in V Magazine about her fashion choices and how people use her non-feminine style to attack those who choose to dress more feminine. 

“(Even) from my parents, (the) positive (comments) about how I dress have this slut-shaming element,” Eilish said “Like, ‘I am so glad that you’re dressing like a boy, so other girls can dress like boys, so that they aren’t sluts’. That’s basically what it sounds like to me. And I can’t (overstate how) strongly I do not appreciate that, at all.”

Eilish elaborated, saying she just dresses the way she does because it’s what she likes and she’s not trying to diss other women. 

“The way I dress is very not necessarily feminine or girly, or whatever. I don’t say, ‘Oh, I am going to wear baggy clothes because it’s baggy clothes’, it’s never like that. I wear what I want to wear,” she said. 

“I have always supported and loved when a woman or a man or anyone in the world feels comfortable in their skin, their body, to show just whatever they want,” she continued.  “I don’t like that there’s this weird new world of supporting me by shaming people that don’t want to dress like me.”

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She also discussed liking to dress in “loud” looks because she likes the attention. 

“I’ve always been a person that wants to dress loud. I’ve always wanted people to look up at me, I’ve always wanted people to notice me. I’m just walking around dressed how I always wanted to but now there’s a name attached to that.”

 

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| 𝕾𝖕𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖇𝖔𝖚𝖓𝖉 | Superstar. Defiant. Gen Z. “Bad Guy.” You just can’t put a label on @billieeilish. Having conquered the music world by breaking every rule imaginable, the 17-year-old superstar is redefining success as she navigates it, experiencing both the beauty and gore of fame. This year, she became the third woman in history to achieve multiple No. 1 alternative singles via Billboard—sharing company with the likes of Alanis Morissette and Sinead O’Connor. With the world at her talon-like fingertips, the star opens up about art, clairvoyance, and sleep paralysis. Tap the link in our bio to read her full interview with @pharrell from the pages of #V121, available for pre-order now. — Photography: @inezandvinoodh Fashion: @alexwhiteedits Interview: @pharrell Text: @mathiasrosenzweig Hair: @jamespecis Makeup: @fulviafarolfi Set Design: @marlaweinhoff — Billie wears jacket @_namilia_, sweater and top @activity_clothing, necklaces @chromeheartsofficial, sunglasses #KayleighSnowden — #V

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More Billie Eilish news

Billie Eilish is celebrating her mega-hit song “bad guy” finally dethroning Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

Eilish’s song has remained at the No. 2 spot for nine weeks, the most amount of time for any song prior to it hitting No. 1. 

Lil Nas X’s track, featuring Billie Ray Cyrus, was Billboard’s longest-leading Hot 100 song of all time, spending 19 weeks at the top spot. 

Lil Nas took to Twitter to congratulate the 17-year-old singer on beating his record. 

“bad guy” is the second track on Eilish’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? And is a bass-heavy, taunting song that we can’t get out of our heads. She posted a few screenshots on Instagram celebrating the win, including the rapper’s tweet to her.

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Recently, Eilish dropped a verticle video for the song that shows the behind-the-scenes of how the original was made. 

In the weirdly iconic original, she begins by busting through a yellow wall and handing your Invisalign to a random dude. You can check out the original video for “bad guy” below. 

In the new vertical video, we get some behind-the-scenes insight on that music video. It shows a lighter side of the artist whose videos usually have huge themes and artistic vision behind them. Check out the new video for “bad guy” below.

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