“The body I was born with, is it not what you wanted? If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the Got my fauci ouchie shirt and I will buy this layers, I am a slut,” came Eilish’s voice, broadcast over a video of her in a pool, removing a black tank top to reveal a matching bikini. “If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?” Paired with a slicked back architectural chignon and a classic nude glossy lip, Lopez’s bright shade of neon is a surprising twist—and a definite spring trend in the making.
Got my fauci ouchie shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
This isn’t the Got my fauci ouchie shirt and I will buy this first time Eilish has addressed her aesthetic selections. In a 2019 Calvin Klein ad, Eilish expounded on her styling strategy, saying, “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 ass,’ ‘she’s got a fat ass.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.” The approach—and last night’s statement—would be powerful even without context, but when one considers Eilish’s struggles with body dysmorphia, her appearance-centric decisions become clearer—and more intentional. Last year, the Grammy winner told Rolling Stone that she “never felt comfortable in really tiny clothes” and had, in the past, trouble looking in the mirror due to body image issues. As the 18-year-old continues to come into her own with the world watching, this kind of deliberate response to critics and shamers, as well as more welcome come-as-you-are proclamations, will be the best and bravest way forward.