Billie Eilish's Style Evolution Centers on Individuality
Billie Eilish's affinity for oversize sweatshirts, rare high-end sneakers, monochromatic sets, and stacks of chainlink jewelry is an aspiration many people could only dream of pulling off. To an outsider, Eilish's look can raise questions. Though she's been on the receiving end of criticism, she's well-aware that her out-of-the-box style is the ultimate combination of swag and relaxed comfort. The LA native is only 20 years old, but you can't tell from her thoughtful, empowering lyrics and her range of vocal skills, or the 100+ million Instagram followers who keep up with her.
Eilish typically experiments with designs from household names such as Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, and Burberry, bringing depth to monochromatic outfits. Eilish is known for working with the designers themselves, from urging Oscar de la Renta to stop selling fur to becoming close friends with Gucci's Alessandro Michele and serving as an active Gucci brand ambassador.
For Eilish, her style and clothing goes hand in hand with her relationship with her body, as she's growing into a woman. In 2019, she told Elle magazine that the reason she opted to wear such baggy, oversized clothing was to prevent criticisms from the public. She shared that nobody could form an opinion on her body if they never got a good look at it.
Most recently, in an interview with the Sunday Times on June 18, Eilish shared that she is feeling a lot more confident in her own skin, and feels more freedom and confidence in choosing how to style herself. "In the past couple of months, I feel far more solid in who I am... I feel like I'm capable of being as feminine as I want to be and as masculine as I want to be." There are very few people who could pull off a crystal beekeeper hat at the American Music Awards, and even fewer who could rock a gothic, deconstructed trench coat at the Grammys. But throughout the years, Eilish's style has matured, serving as a strong expression of her individuality. We've seen her grow out of the bright, colorful XXXL graphic-print sweatsuits of her teenage years to darker, more elegantly structured monochrome ensembles.
Feast your eyes on some of Eilish's most unique outfits ahead.
Billie Eilish Wearing Gucci at the 2022 Met Gala
On May 2, Eilish stunned at the Met Gala in a sustainable Gucci ensemble made up of a mint green and cream corset adorned with a large violet flower, green lace detailed sleeves, and ivory satin bustled skirt. She also wore a black velvet choker with silver diamonds to complete her on-theme ensemble.
Billie Eilish Wearing Conrad at Coachella 2022
Eilish headlined the 2022 Coachella Music Festival on April 16 in independent designer Conrad. She threw on a matching set made up of a relaxed, nude t-shirt with a graffiti design and matching bike shorts. She wore layers of silver jewelry, knee pads, white ankle socks, and Nike sneakers.
Billie Eilish Wearing Rick Owens at the 2022 Grammys
At the 2022 Grammy Awards on April 3, Eilish donned an all-black Rick Owens ensemble with a cutout neck cocoon coat, black top, black shorts, and a black skirt. She finished with black sock boots.
Billie Eilish Wearing Gucci at the 2022 Oscars
Eilish wowed the 2022 Oscars red carpet on March 27 in a black off-the-shoulder, ruffled tiered custom Gucci gown .
Billie Eilish Wearing Kapital at the "Turning Red" Premiere
Eilish styled a casual 2011 Gorillaz Band tee on top of a cream, long-sleeved waffle shirt to attend the March 1 premiere of "Turning Red." She paired it with Kapital dark-wash jeans with embroidered skeleton designs along the side, along with a green-and-pink plaid hat and platform Converse.
Billie Eilish Wearing Simone Rocha on "Saturday Night Live"
On Dec. 11, 2021, Eilish both hosted and performed on "Saturday Night Live." For the occasion, she looked ravishing in a large, fluffy white tulle Simone Rocha dress and furry white-and-red platform boots, with earrings to match.
Billie Eilish Wearing LA Roxx at the Variety 2021 Music Hitmakers Brunch
On Dec. 4, Eilish attended Variety's Music Hitmakers Brunch in a monochromatic, quilted LA Roxx outfit. The custom ensemble was a deep scarlet look with an oversize, floor-length quilted puffer jacket, loose matching shirt and pants, and Raf Simons crimson boots.
Billie Eilish Wearing Gucci at the 2021 LACMA Art+Film Gala
For the LACMA Art+Film Gala, hosted by Gucci on Nov. 6, Eilish opted for a black mesh Gucci top with a floral lace white-and-black bra underneath. She teamed the top with a long, black sequined lace maxi skirt, sheer tights, and a furry shag coat. She wore minimalist gold, pearl, and red gemstone jewelry.
Billie Eilish Wearing Gucci on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
For her interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on October 13, 2021, Eilish appeared in an oversize Gucci sweater with a manga cartoon design on the front. She teamed it with a plain white collared dress shirt underneath, flared black pants, and platform Doc Martens. For a final touch, she added delicate gold, red, and pearl jewelry.
Billie Eilish Wearing Gucci at the "No Time To Die" Premiere
At the world premiere of "No Time To Die" in London on Sept. 28, 2021, Eilish embraced an all-black Gucci ensemble consisting of a striped long-sleeved shirt, matching trousers, and platform open-toe Gucci heels. She accessorized with a simple pearl chain necklace.
Billie Eilish Wearing Oscar de la Renta at the 2021 Met Gala
After the red carpet, Eilish changed into this custom Oscar de la Renta gown. This blood-red custom gown features a mesh corset style bodice, flowing skirt with a long, thigh-high slit, and a matching sheer cape. She paired it with matching open-toe Jimmy Choo pumps.
Billie Eilish Wearing Oscar de la Renta at the 2021 Met Gala
For the 2021 Met Gala red carpet on Sept. 13, Eilish looked ethereal in this stunning custom peach colored Oscar de la Renta gown inspired by Marilyn Monroe. She paired it with Cartier jewels. Eilish shared that she only agreed to wear and work with Oscar de la Renta if the brand stopped selling fur. Oscar de la Renta agreed and as a result, Eilish achieved this head-turning outcome for her role as Met Gala cochair.
Billie Eilish Wearing Takahiro Miyashita at the 2021 MTV VMAs
The 2021 VMAs were on September 12, and Eilish looked fashionably cozy and ready for fall in this oversize black knit Takahiro Miyashita sweater. She paired it with a black midi skirt, black ankle warmers, and platform oxford shoes with silver chain detailing.
Billie Eilish Wearing Jonathan Anderson at the "Happier Than Ever" Premiere
At the Disney+ premiere of Eilish's film, "Happier than Ever" in LA on August 30, 2021, the star arrived in a signature all-black ensemble consisting of a Jonathan Anderson tie-cut panel shirt, a lace-up black miniskirt, and Swear London black boots. She accessorized the goth look with chunky silver necklaces and rings.
Billie Eilish Wearing Gucci at the 2021 Grammys
For the 2021 Grammys on March 14, Eilish stunned in a head-to-toe Gucci in this pink, black, and gray floral printed co-ord outfit. She teamed it with a matching bucket hat, mask, and manicure.
Billie Eilish Wearing Gucci at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards
On Oct. 14, Eilish won big at the Billboard Music Awards, for which she donned a full Gucci ensemble, involving a green silk floral printed button-down top and loose trousers. She finished with a matching bucket hat and mask, and bedazzled cream sneakers.
Billie Eilish Wearing Burberry at the 2020 Brit Awards
On the 2020 Brit Awards red carpet, Eilish stunned in a custom Burberry set consisting of a matching beige velvet sweater and pants with standout stitching, and a large Burberry trench coat with silver hardware. She styled it with an oversize visor hat and Burberry-inspired nails.
Billie Eilish Wearing Gucci at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty
After the red carpet and ceremony, Eilish went back to her signature Gucci for the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty. She wore an oversize, all-black sparkling set with a mesh lace shirt and gloves underneath. She accessorized this look with black sunglasses.
Billie Eilish Wearing Chanel at the 2020 Oscars
On Jan. 26, Eilish walked the 2020 Oscars red carpet in an all-white tweed Chanel suit. With gold and black "CC" brooches on her co-ord jacket, and her white lace gloves emblazoned with "Chanel" across both hands, Eilish looked amazing for her Oscars debut.
Billie Eilish Wearing Gucci at the 2020 Grammys
Decked out in green-and-black Gucci on Jan. 26 for the 2020 Grammys, Eilish wore a lime-green sequined turtleneck with balloon sleeves underneath a black pantsuit set with green rhinestone detailing. She finished the look with black finger-less Gucci gloves and a glittering mesh Gucci mask.
Billie Eilish Wearing Valentino at the Spotify Best New Artist Party
On January 23, 2020, Eilish stood out on the Spotify Best New Artist Party red carpet in neon Valentino. Her oversize puffer hung off the shoulders on top of a neon green oversize t-shirt and matching jogger pants. She finished off the look with a pair of neon green Gucci sunglasses.
Billie Eilish Wearing Prada at the 2019 Billboard Women in Music
Eilish was in head-to-toe Prada on the 2019 Billboard Women in Music red carpet on Dec. 12. She wore a matching beige set with an oversize jacket equipped with four large pockets, along with matching beige shorts. She wore Prada leather sneakers and oversize Gucci aviator sunglasses.
Billie Eilish Wearing Mark McGinnis at the Variety 2019 Hitmakers Brunch
On Dec. 7, Eilish dressed in a custom The Incorporated by Mark McGinnis custom floral oversize work jacket and pants. She rocked it over a loose white turtleneck and completed the look with Gucci sneakers.
Billie Eilish Wearing Burberry at the 2019 American Music Awards
Eilish's memorable Burberry ensemble at the 2019 American Music Awards on Nov. 24 will be forever known as her "beekeeper moment." She wore a loose Burberry t-shirt on top of matching baggy pants and completed the look with Burberry sneakers. She accessorized the set with a mesh undershirt and mask, plus silver Bulgari jewelry.
Billie Eilish Wearing Gucci at the 2019 LACMA Art+Film Gala
For the 2019 LACMA Art+Film Gala on Nov. 2, Eilish styled this custom Gucci wool oversize bowling shirt with matching pants. The blue set was adorned with gold buttons and floral sequin embroidery on the side. She completed the ensemble with Gucci sneakers, jewelry, and blue square-framed sunglasses.
Billie Eilish Wearing slumpykev at the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards
On March 14 at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, Eilish donned a custom all-black, Sailor Moon--painted ensemble by artist slumpykev. She teamed it with a black spiked choker, silver Bulgari necklaces, and A$AP Rocky x Under Armour black sneakers.