The girls of Little Mix recently kicked off their Get Weird tour in Cardiff. After the show, they received some backlash from offended people who thought that their outfits, leotards, were too “scandalous”. However, this didn’t stop the four successful ladies in expressing themselves how they want. Instead, they responded by saying that their choice of clothes was empowering.
Perrie Edwards told The Mirror that they just wear what they feel comfortable in. She was also asked if she agreed with Kim Kardashian West posting nude selfies on the internet. To this, she responded that in her opinion, women should help encourage each other. She said,
“The way I see it, when I see Leigh-Anne in a bikini on holiday, I don’t think, ‘Oh God, Leigh-Anne, put it away’. I look at her and think, ‘Yes girl, you’ve got one of the most insane figures I’ve ever seen. You f***ing rock that on the beach, because I would’. Girls should be like that. We need to encourage each other and if you don’t want to have your body out then you don’t have to. I never used to want to get my figure out, but now I’m like, ‘Yes, here it is’.”
Jade Thirlwall also commented on the big double standards between what women should wear and what men should wear. Thirlwall told The Sun,
“We love our leotards. One, they are comfy to dance in. Two, we are sweating our t*ts off so it is a lot cooler wearing a leotard, and three, if a bloke gets his top off on stage, everyone praises him and shouts, ‘Yay, they’ve got their top off’. Then as soon as we come on and we’re in our leotards, all of a sudden there’s an issue with getting your thighs out. It is liberating. We wear what we want to wear and we are still true to ourselves… I don’t think it is overly sexual. If you wear a bikini on the beach, why can’t you wear a leotard on stage?”
We think that the Little Mix girls look incredible no matter what they choose to wear. After all, they should be able to make their own decisions about what to wear and what to do with their bodies. If someone feels comfortable and sexy in an outfit, then it’s not your job to tell them they can’t wear it just because you feel it’s “too risque”.
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