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From bloomers to Billie Eilish, why do people read so much into women dressing for comfort?

For women, the decision to wear comfortable clothing has always been seen as a political choice

By Emma Gleeson  


Billie Eilish has got me thinking about Bloomers. The young popstar’s loose, oversized style of dress has become iconic, melding with her generation-defining music to secure her successful world-domination. She has stated that she loves to dress loudly and to make heads turn, as well as confessing to covering up as a means of protection against body shaming. But recently, Eilish has become increasingly frustrated with how her clothing choices are…

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