Why Billie Eilish wears baggy clothes

9 February 2020, 21:00 | Updated: 14 October 2020, 17:12

Billie Eilish performs James Bond theme "No Time To Die"

The Bad Guy singer, who is known for wearing loose-fitting leisure wear, has explained why she opts for baggy clothes in a new interview.

Billie Eilish is one of the most talked about artists of recent times.

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter's popularity is at an all time high, after she took home a whopping five GRAMMY Awards at this year's awards ceremony and became youngest singer-songwriter to write and record a Bond theme.

The Bad Guy singer is known as much for her distinctive vocals as she is for her style - opting to wear baggy designer leisurewear.

But why has the No Time To Die singer been such a big fan of loose-fitting styles? Find out here...

Billie Eilish reveals why she wears baggy clothing
Billie Eilish reveals why she wears baggy clothing. Picture: Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

Why does Billie Eilish wear baggy clothes?

Speaking in her #MyCalvins advert for Calvin Klein in 2019 about her distinctive style, she revealed: "I never want the whole world to know everything about me. 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 be like, 'She's slim-thick,' 'She's not slim-thick,' 'She's got a flat ass,' 'She's got a fat ass.'

"Nobody can say any of that, because they don't know."

Watch her ad campaign here:


Bathroom confessionals with Billie Eilish — all in the latest #MYCALVINS campaign. Set to Billie’s hit track, “when the party’s over”.

Posted by Calvin Klein on Friday, 10 May 2019

The starlet also told the US version of Vogue magazine, on which she appears on the cover, how her style first came about as a result of going through puberty early and feeling uncomfortable about her body.

"I just hated my body," she revealed. "I would have done anything to be in a different one. I really wanted to be a model, really bad, and I was chubby and short. I developed really early. I had boobs at nine. I got my period at 11. So my body was going faster than my brain.

"It's funny, because when you're a little kid, you don't think of your body at all. And all of a sudden, you look down and you're, like, 'Whoa. What can I do to make this go away?"

Talking about having the courage to look distinctive, the Xanny star added: "I just wanted to invent s**t, so I did. When I look back at myself at 9 or 10, my style was unbelievably terrible. But it was exactly what I wanted to wear. I was committed to it, I wore it, and I was happy."

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Since then, Billie has continued to speak out about bodyshaming and criticise the double standards in the media.

The singer-songwriter kicked off her Where Do We Go? World Tour dates at Miami's American Airlines Area on 9 March 2020 and shared powerful visuals towards the end of her set.

In the thought provoking and powerful video, the 18-year-old slowly removed layers of clothing, while she can be heard asking: "If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me?"

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