Since the time she was 13 years old, Billie Eilish’s life and, of course, her fashion choices have been in the public glare. When Eilish’s career started in 2015, her go-to outfits were an oversized shirt, combat pants, a hoodie with the logo of an underground streetwear brand, and heavy gold and silver jewelry. Hair choices involved bleaching to an ice blonde hue.
By the time she was 19 years old, Eilish had come to represent the diverse of Gen Z. Her fashion combined elements of ’50s pinup with California skate culture, mall goth style, and oversized streetwear-inspired designs. But as time and fashion taste go on, it’s only natural for Eilish to move towards more feminine dressing. This, however, has gotten her harsh criticism, with fans labeling her a “sellout.”
In a series of Instagram photos, Eilish addressed criticism of her “feminine” and glam appearances. Writing on her Instagram Stories, “Letter to some comments I be seeing sometimes, I spent the first five years of my career getting absolutely OBLITERATED by you fools for being boyish and dressing how I did and constantly being told I’d be hotter if I acted like a woman.”
“Now when i feel comfortable enough to wear anything remotely feminine or fitting, i CHANGED and am a sellout.”
“You guys are true idiots,” she continued, calling her critics “bozos” who need to “let women rest.”
“Did you know women are multifaceted!!!!!??? Shocking right?? Believe it or not, women can be interested in multiple things,” Eilish emphasized. “Also femininity does not equal weakness???!!! Omg?! Insane right? Who knew? And also totally unheard of and insane to want to express yourself differently at different times.”