Billie Eilish used to wear boys’ clothes and shoes growing up.
The Bad Guy hitmaker, who is known for rocking baggy, oversized clothing, recently admitted in an interview with DJ Zane Lowe at the Apple Music Awards that she liked to wear clothes and shoes designed for boys when she was younger and grew frustrated when they didn’t come in girls’ sizes.
“I grew up always getting boys’ shoes and boys’ clothes,” Billie said. “I (asked), ‘Do you have these in a women’s size?’ and the answer would always be no.”
This frustration was one of the reasons why the 17-year-old launched her own children’s clothing line in November, as she wanted youngsters to have “cool” outfits to wear.
“It’s the same thing (for kids) when you see a shirt for a grown-up,” she continued. “I talked to a lot of people I know that have kids and they are always talking about how there are no cool kids’ clothes. I don’t want anything to be limited… I didn’t want anyone to feel like they couldn’t get the clothes that they wanted.”
Her clothing line was an instant hit, with the neon green hoodie featuring her first name selling out on her merchandise shop Blohsh. Other items included matching neon green T-shirts and shorts featuring her name and matching white T-shirts and shorts emblazoned with the initials “BE”.
The teenage singer previously spoke about the limitations of gendered clothing in an episode of Complex’s video series Sneaker Shopping back in March. She revealed she gravitates towards men’s shoes because the big and bulky designs she likes are rarely offered in women’s sizes.
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