Music sensation for teenagers Billie Eilish, who has sung about how her fame and body image struggles influenced the way she dresses, takes a sharp turn from the clothes you are used to seeing her in.
She wants to make it clear that she deserves respect no matter what she wears.
Speak against British Vogue In an interview published Sunday, Eilish, 19, opened up about dealing with a deluge of comments about her appearance as a minor teenager and why she’s now decided to ditch her signature baggy clothes.
“It really offended me when people thought, ‘Good for her to be comfortable in her bigger skin,’” said Eilish. “Jesus Christ ?! Good for me? … The more the internet and the world care about someone who does something they’re not used to, they put it on such a high pedestal that it gets worse.”
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Eilish was previously known for her sporty clothes that hid her shape – a fashion choice she believed was meant to keep others from shaming her body.
“I never want the world to know everything about me”, she said in a 2019 Calvin Klein ad. “I mean that’s why I wear big baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath, you know? Nobody can say, ‘Oh, she’s slim fat, she is not slim fat, she has a puncture (buttock), she has a fat (buttock).
Eilish’s newer image, coupled with her upcoming album “Happier Than Ever”, marks a big detour: she ditches the oversized shirts and baggy pants for a photoshoot with form-fitting corsets and lower necklines.
She made it clear to British Vogue that there is “no excuse” for men who believe that women’s clothing makes it okay to “grab” them, or for those who find it ironic that Eilish speaks out about insecurities while exposing more skin.
“Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a slut and you’re a whore. If I am, then I am proud, ”she said. “Let’s turn it around and be strengthened in that. Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – shouldn’t take any respect from you. “
To those who could criticize her decision to combat body image by wearing a corset, Eilish didn’t hesitate in her response, “My thing is I can do whatever I want.”
She added, “It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to have surgery, go for surgery. If you want to wear a dress that someone thinks makes you look too big, (expletives) it – when you feel like you look good, you look good. It’s about taking that power back, showing it off and not taking advantage of it. I no longer let myself be owned. “
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Six years after starting her career at the age of 13, Eilish is aware that she has turned in the spotlight. What would her younger self think?
“That’s a good thing to think about in some cases, but I also think you shouldn’t try to be a person your old self would like, and you shouldn’t try to be a person who will become your future self . ,” she said. “You have to be exactly who you feel the way you are and want to be at that moment, otherwise you’ll go crazy.”