Billie Eilish: My Baggy Clothes Shouldn't slut shame others

Billie Eilish: My Baggy Clothes Shouldn't slut shame others

In an interveiw with Pharell Williams for V Magazine [Aug 19] Billie Eilish has criticised the way in which she is 'praised' for wearing baggy clothes.
 
The 17-year-old says people think that she's making some sort of purposeful stand by "saying no to being sexualized" but this isnt the ideology she wants to embody.
 
In a conversation with pharell she made it clear that she recognises some of the commentary around what she wears is actually positive, but she still feels these comments are somewhat shallow. As they are basically just "slut shaming" other girls for wearing less.
She went on to say.
"The positive comments about how I dress have this slut-shaming element. 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'," Bille said.
 
"That's basically what it sounds like to me. And I can't overstate how strongly I do not appreciate that, at all."
 
She believes people sometimes assume what she's wearing is a statement against being a "stereotypical female".
 
"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."
 
 
Billie believes rather than everyone making such a fuss about how much or how little a woman is actually wearing- compliments should be more like "damn shes wearing it her way" appricating how comfortable they feel & look.
 
"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.
"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."
 
Billie loved fashion growing up but thinks her fame can dicate agenders in regards to how other people aknowledge her style.
 
"I have 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," Billie said
"I'm just walking around dressed how I always wanted to but now there's a name attached to that."
 
 
It's not the first time she's talked about her fashion sense, having spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about struggling with body dysmorphia.
 
But she says those around her are the reason she's so comfortable in herself [not her money and not her newly found fame] especially given that she was only 13 when approaching music labels.
 
"There has been a whole world of young, especially female artists, being used and manipulated by the stereotypical label or industry," Billie said.
 
"I am really, really lucky and grateful that I have had the experience I had with my label and with my team and everyone.
 
"I never had any issues with people trying to pull me in a different direction, one in which I would not want to be headed."
 
That's everything from the music she makes to the clothes she wears. Originaility and uniquness embodyied.
 
"I have always been the kind of person that knows what I want, and if it's not what I want, then I am not going to do it."