Billie Eilish Just Explained Why She Wears Baggy Clothes
Marc Gordon - August 28, 2019

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

Who on this planet does not who Billie Eilish is? No one, that’s right. The 17 year old has been pretty much everywhere since she released her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, back in March. On August 19th, she became the first artist born this century to get to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

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She’s also a style icon. She takes to her Instagram account to pose in her fun, wacky, and totally Billie style. Seriously, take a look at her! She’s a total legend.

 

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Eilish has spoken out before about her style, explaining why she prefers to wear clothes that are baggy. As she said, most of her stuff is “800 sizes bigger” than she is. In an interview with Vogue Australia in June, Eilish said her clothing gives her the opportunity to keep part of herself a “mystery” from the public.

 

“It kind of gives nobody the opportunity to judge what your body looks like,” she said. “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.”

 

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Eilish said in an advert for Calvin Klein, “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 got a fat ass’. Nobody can say any of that because they don’t know.”

 

During a conversation with Pharrell Williams for the September Issue of V magazine, Eilish explained her comments on the subject as a lot of people had misconstrued them. She explained that she never intended her personal style to become part of a conversation about feminism or women expressing their femininity.

 

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“It’s more, just, I wear what I want to wear,” she said. “But of course, everyone sees it as, ‘She’s saying no to being sexualized’ and ‘She’s saying no to being the stereotypical female’.”

 

Eilish continued to say she supports people feeling comfortable enough in their own 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 [may not] want to [dress like me],” she concluded.