She is a Fashion Icon
If you want to see an example of how fashion can be a form of expression, look no further than to Billie! She has named Rihanna as an inspiration for her style choices, after she called fashion her “defense mechanism” during an acceptance speech. She wears a lot of baggy clothes, which is on purpose. She purposely down plays her body type in loose fitting clothes so that people won’t be able to judge or sexualize her. According to Seventeen, she told them that “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like, ‘she’s slim-thick,’ ‘she’s not slim-thick,’ ‘she’s got a flat a**,’ ‘she’s got a fat a**.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”
Has her fashion choices made her more appealing to the masses? Absolutely! A female who is trying to make a name for herself without using her body to sell her music or to gain fame is inspiring. Her style overall is full of baggy clothes, track suits and bright colors, she embraces the weird and people love it!