In an interview with the BBC, Billie Eilish said she likes "to feel more masculine than feminine."
"I feel the most 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 spoke candidly about her relationship with fashion and feeling more masculine than feminine.
"I feel the most powerful when I feel masculine in my life, and I also can 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's "100 Women" list, published on Monday.
Eilish said she feels the most herself when she's presenting as masculine overall, and that it goes beyond style.
"Like depending on how I walk and stand and my clothes, and my face and my jewelry and my fingers, just everything that I am day to day. I like to feel more masculine than feminine," she said. "It just makes me feel better, which I struggled with for a long time because I wanted to feel feminine and like it but I just didn't really."
Eilish also talked about incorporating more femininity in her style in a way that still makes her feel comfortable. The Grammy award-winning singer discussed 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 more low-cut shirt," she said. "The older me would have been like 'oh please don't,' but I like it, and it makes me feel good now, and it's just the balance of the two."
Eilish has changed up her style in recent years, going from baggy T-shirts to ball gowns
In May 2021, Eilish appeared on the cover of British Vogue in a rose-gold corset and latex ensemble — a departure from her usual loose-fitted clothing.
"She is a continuously evolving artist with a new vision and interpretation of herself in terms of femininity," Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele said about the artist in Eilish's British Vogue feature.
At the time, while promoting her sophomore album, "Happier Than Ever," Eilish had briefly gone blonde and was opting for form-fitting silhouettes and soft colors more conventionally associated with femininity, as Insider's Callie Ahlgrim reported.
In the same month, at the 2021 Met Gala, Eilish channeled Marilyn Monroe in an Oscar de la Renta ball gown with a 15-foot train.
"People saw me as this 15-year-old, a kid, who wore this kind of stuff, looked this kind of way, acted this kind of way, said this kind of way. I felt like I couldn't change. That's why I went so far to the other side," she told Highsnobiety's Willa Bennett, referencing her style transformation.
"I was trying to prove, 'Hey, fuck you guys, 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 gonna be a fucking headline," she continued to Highsnobiety. "It's not that you wear one thing, and that's your new style — you fucking keep wearing a bunch of shit."
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