Charli XCX Talks Slip Dresses and Boob Love for Style Files
By Courtney E. Smith
Charli XCX is the woman singing the chorus on Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy,” this year’s song of the summer. She’s the woman who wrote last year’s song of the summer, Icona Pop’s “I Love It.” And she’s absolutely obsessed with slip dresses, but not because of some ’90s retro fashion inspiration.
“This is kind of just a comfort thing,” she says, laughing. “And a new found love for my breasts. I really want to embrace my breasts. I think every woman should because boobs are awesome.”
That sort of frank thinking and talk encapsulates Charli’s approach to fashion (and perhaps interviews). She says that although she is aware she’s wearing a sheer Dolce & Gabbana slip dress, the point of it is not to tease or attract the male gaze. Her selection is entirely of her own design.
Quoting the opening of a Bikini Kill song, she tells us that she finds the idea of dressing for oneself to be cool and punk.
“Men are only 50% of the population. Women can do what the f— they want,” Charli says, flipping the bird.
Equally plainspoken, but less political is her view on having curly hair.
“I used to be mad at my curly hair, when I was younger, because it’s tough,” she says. But the reason she’s been rocking waves instead of the tight curl lately, she says, is because of an incident at SXSW in March where someone mistook her for the other curly, brown-haired girl singer: Lorde.
“Trust me, you’re going to see me with the biggest, curly, Christina Aguilera in ‘Moulin Rouge’ hair at some point soon because I’m obsessed with that,” she said.
“Crimping, it’s all about crimping.”
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