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Billie Eilish Jokes About Why She Wears Baggy Clothes In SNL Monologue

Billie Eilish Jokes About Why She Wears Baggy Clothes In SNL Monologue

The popstar was the guest host on the satirical sketch show

Over the years, there has been plenty of discussion over Billie Eilish's wardrobe.

Traditionally, the teen has been known to wear pretty baggy clothing - hoodies, oversized t-shirts and long shorts, and the like.

Bizarrely, it's led to her coming in for a fair bit of flack from some corners of the media, especially when she dared to change her look for a photo shoot earlier this year.

And during her appearance as the guest host on Saturday Night Live, the 19-year-old decided to make light of the whole situation.


In her monologue, Eilish joked about her reason for wearing such baggy clothing in the past.

She said: "Some people wonder why I started wearing baggy clothes. There was actually a good reason.

"It wasn't just for comfort or for style. This is hard to say for me, but the real reason I wore big, oversized clothes back then is I was actually two kids stacked on top of each other trying to sneak into an R-rated movie."

You can watch her entire monologue below:

This isn't the first time Eilish has broached the subject of her style, though.

Back in May, she hit back at critics who tried to shame her following a shoot she did for the cover of Vogue magazine.

A far cry from her more relaxed look, the teen wore stockings, a plunging corset and a Burberry trench coat, while her trademark green hair was replaced with a platinum blonde look.

Speaking to journalist Laura Snapes for British Vogue, Eilish said: "My thing is that I can do whatever I want."

She added: "Suddenly, you're a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you're easy, and you're a slut."

But she explained that she wants to turn the narrative around, saying: "Let's turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin - or not - should not take any respect away from you."

Billie Eilish has been criticised for her change in style.

Last year, Eilish hit back at body shamers by sharing an Instagram video, which was originally created for her 2020 Where Do We Go? tour.

The clip showed her slowly removing layers of clothing, before the video ends with her sinking down into black, viscous liquid.

As she undresses, Eilish says: "Do you know me? Really know me?

"You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body.

"Some people hate what I wear; some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others; some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching, always.

"And nothing I do goes unseen, so while I feel your stares, your disapproval or your sighs of relief.

"If I lived by them, I'd never be able to move."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Music, US News, Billie Eilish, Fashion