Dua Lipa Admits Fashion Has ‘Felt Like A Shield’ At Times As She Talks Breaking Norms
The singer has opened up about what fashion means to her.
Adding that “fashion can’t be forced,” Dua Lipa also spoke out about breaking norms and wearing whatever the heck you like - a mantra we are FULLY on-board with.
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Speaking to Refinery 29, the singer said: “Everyone is allowed to wear whatever the f**k they want, and it’s so important that they do.
“This is the way we move forward in the world. We have to break the norms. If women wearing womenswear is deemed normal, women wearing menswear should be normal, too.
“But normality is a tricky one. It’s putting things in a box, and it shouldn’t be like that. Because what is normal, anyway?”
Speaking about fashion being “an extension of who (she) is” and, at times, a shield, she explained: “Occasionally, fashion can make you feel invincible. I don’t know if it’s ever saved me, but it’s felt like a shield at times. I think it’s been a tool to finding myself, and expressing myself, in a way that I could never do in words.”
Dua Lipa added her thoughts on sizing in the fashion industry, saying: “More often than not, I’m not sample size. So, sometimes when you go to a shoot and you don’t fit in the clothes, you’re like, Damn it.
“But you can’t really let it get to you. It’s ridiculous to think everyone will fit into those sizes, really. And if it doesn’t work for you, you just have to learn to get up and try something different and make it work for you so you feel comfortable.
“There’ve definitely been things that I’ve loved from the runway but then tried on myself and realized it wasn’t going to work on me. You can’t expect everything to work for your body type.”
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