Billie Eilish is the artist of the moment and an icon for young women all over the world. The young singer first shot to fame in 2016, and in the years since, her popularity has only continued to grow.
Songs like “Bad Guy” and “Ocean Eyes” have kept her at the top of the charts, while her unusual and edgy style has made her an unlikely style star. Keep reading to learn how Eilish became famous and what inspired her signature look.
Billie Eilish comes from a musical family
Billie Eilish certainly isn’t the only one in her family with a talent for entertainment. Born in 2001, Eilish has an older brother named Finneas O’Connell who is a popular musician in his own right. It was O’Connell who first inspired Eilish, along with her mother, who spent time writing songs, and her father, who plays both the piano and ukulele, who pushed Eilish to explore her talent for writing and performing songs.
Billie Eilish also credits her work in the choir for helping to develop her vocal technique and perfect the “proper way to sing.”
Eilish first burst onto the music scene following the release of the song “Ocean Eyes,” which was written for her by her older brother. The song, which was first released on Soundcloud, eventually got posted to Hillydilly, with more and more people tuning in to listen. By the end of 2016, Eilish had developed a large fan following and was quickly getting recognized as the next big thing in popular music.
Even iconic rockstars like Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has tipped his hat to Eilish as the carrier of the rock torch for the next generation.
What is Eilish’s style?
A lot of young pop stars gravitate towards skimpy stage gear and glamorous accessories, only appearing in full hair and makeup. Eilish is quite the opposite and has developed a very unique style that has become very popular.
Eilish is often seen in clothes that fashion bloggers describe as “loose, baggy, and androgynous.” She favors brightly-patterned pantsuits that are several sizes too large. Eilish also wears a lot of bucket hats, large sunglasses, and Nike sneakers.
Despite the unusual nature of her style, fans love the clothes that Eilish chooses to outfit herself in and when she steps out in something new, her followers often scramble to reproduce the look. Her rule-breaking style has ushered in an era of freedom of expression. But behind the seemingly casual nature of her clothes, there is a real reason for the way Eilish dresses.
Why does Eilish wear baggy clothes?
In a recent interview with Vogue Australia, Eilish talked about the reason why she wears only baggy clothes. Eilish stated that she likes maintaining an element of mystery and keeping a bit of herself away from the prying eyes of the public.
She said that she likes people to not know what’s underneath her multiple layers of loose clothing because that way, “nobody can have an opinion.”
While Eilish prefers to dress a certain way for herself, she also clarified that she advocates for everyone to be able to dress any way that they want and that she supports both men and women being comfortable in their own bodies.
With her latest hit, “Bad Guy” on the top of the charts, it seems likely that Billie Eilish will be around for a while. Her interesting perspective and quirky sense of style have cemented her place in pop culture, and for her thousands of fans and devoted followers, Eilish is a certified rockstar.