Billie Eilish is one of the biggest artists on the planet right now. At only 17 years old, she’s carving out an incredible career that already includes a No. 1 album, her debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
But, aside from music, Billie is also known for her unique style, often favouring bright and baggy clothes. In fact, her motto usually seems to be the bigger the better.
“I never want the world to know everything about me,” Billie explained in a recent Calvin Klein advert. “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?”
Gracing the latest cover of Vogue Australia, Billie expanded on her point, joking that she likes to wear clothes “800 sizes bigger than I am”.
“It kind of gives nobody the opportunity to judge what your body looks like,” Billie said in an accompanying video. “I want layers and layers and layers and I want to be mysterious. You don’t know what’s underneath and you don’t know what’s on top.”
Billie later revealed that she draws inspiration from Rihanna, who has previously said that she uses fashion as a defence mechanism and a way to express herself.
I remember seeing an acceptance speech that Rihanna gave where she said that fashion has always been her defence mechanism. And I feel like I’ve 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.