- In an interview with the BBC, Billie Eilish said that she likes to “feel more masculine than feminine.”
- “I feel more powerful when I feel masculine in my life,” Eilish said.
- The artist also spoke about her evolving style.
In a new interview with the BBC, Billie Eilish has spoken candidly about her relationship with fashion and feeling more masculine than feminine.
“I feel more powerful when I feel masculine in my life, and I can also find power in femininity, it’s kind of a balance of both,” Eilish told the BBC’s Megha Mohan in a video interview for the BBC. “100 women” list, released Monday.
Eilish said that she feels more like herself when she presents herself as masculine in general, and that it goes beyond style.
“I kind of depend on how I walk and stand and my clothes and my face and my jewelry and my fingers, everything that I am from day to day. I like to feel more masculine than feminine,” he said. “It just makes me feel better, which I struggled with for a long time because I wanted to feel feminine and like myself, but I really didn’t.”
Eilish also talked about incorporating more femininity into her style in a way that still makes her feel comfortable. The Grammy Award-winning singer spoke about the outfit she was wearing in the BBC video as something she wouldn’t have worn when she was younger; Eilish donned a fitted graphic long sleeve with layered chunky silver necklaces for the occasion.
“Like right now, I’m wearing a tighter shirt and I’m wearing a lower-cut shirt,” she said. “The older me would have been like ‘oh please no’, but I like it, and it makes me feel good now, and it’s just the balance of the two.”
Eilish has changed her style in recent years, going from baggy tops to ball gowns.
In May 2021, Eilish graced the cover of British Vogue in a rose gold corset and latex ensemble, a departure from her usual baggy clothing.
“She is a constantly evolving artist with a new vision and interpretation of herself in terms of femininity,” Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele said of the artist in Eilish’s British Vogue feature.
At that time, while promoting her second album, “Happier Than Ever”, Eilish had gone blonde briefly and opted for form-fitting silhouettes and soft colors more conventionally associated with femininity, like Insider’s Callie Ahlgrim reported.
In the same month, at the 2021 Met Gala, Eilish channeled Marilyn Monroe in an Oscar de la Renta ballgown with a 15-foot train.
As reported by Ahlgrim, the singer also spoke about her style evolution in an interview with haughtiness in early December.
“People saw me as a 15-year-old kid, wearing these kinds of things, looking this way, acting this way, saying this way. I felt like I couldn’t change. That’s why I got so far into the other side,” she told Highsnobiety’s Willa Bennett, referencing her style transformation.
“I was trying to prove, ‘Hey, fuck it, I can do whatever I want.’ Now I can look really masculine if I want, and really feminine if I want, and it’s not going to be a fucking headline,” she continued to Highsnobiety. “It’s not like you wear a thing, and that’s your new style, you still wear a lot of shit.” .