"I don't understand why they have to wear knickers?! It doesn't make them look like good role models for young girls, does it?!"

Has anyone else read an article like this or overheard a similar comment in regards to female performers?  

Absolutely does my swede in. 


Blazer - Lost Ink
Trousers - New Look
Shirt - Marks and Spencer
Shoes - Next
Bag - eBay

So I wish I could stand here posting a picture of me in a leotard on stage, but I'm afraid I don't currently have any of those saved in my repertoire. However I am going on holibobs very soon, so get ready for a sassy swimsuit snap. AREN'T YOU LUCKY!

Now, here's a few points telling you why I see this whole debate, as nothing but CODSWALLOP. 

1. They are wearing stage outfits, they aren't' popping down to the corner shop hun. 

2. Ballet dancers perform in leotards, why aren't they condoned?

3. I'm pretty sure Mick Jagger and David Bowie wore leotards and unitards and they are fashion and music icons.

4. It looks exactly the same as a swimming costume, you don't see people shouting SHAME, down the pool?

5. It gets bloody hot on stage with all those lights and actually having to dance and perform, if they want to get their legs out for a bit of a breeze. LET THEM.

6. Most of the time, they are wearing tights underneath anyway, tights that are thicker than leggings, may I add!

So this is all I can think of right now, and I'm sure I had another 10 points to add, but the message I'm trying to get across is that, I think it's empowering for young girls to wear what they want on stage.

Don't get me wrong, some of the outfits that I see people perform in are very questionable, and you wouldn't catch me dead in 'em! However, some of them look bloody fabulous, arse cheeks and all! Get me under those lights with a mic in my hand!  

Most performers have an image to keep up with, and from time to time they change up that image. Branch out. Like a normal human being. I never thought I'd be seen dead in half the things I've worn, but here I am, still breathing and laughing off my fashion faux pas and all the while, remembering the great outfits with pride! (Those pink cord dungarees though. PRICELESS)

Not everyone asks to be a role model, but I believe being who you are, wearing what you want and standing up for yourself is empowering. If that isn't someone to look up to then I don't know what is. 

So, here I stand in my little suit, which is ironic, because thats the stereotypical, business empowering look right?! Well I'll stick both my middle fingers up to that. Women (AND MEN!) can be inspiring no matter what they wear. 

To sum it all up, I really couldn't have put it better than my title, and to have smashed it with an alliteration too. I mean, I'm getting good at this writing lark! 


1 comment

  1. Bloody LOVE this girl! It is so infuriating to hear people judging performers (or anyone for that matter) based on what they're wearing, and the 'oh it's too revealing' rubbish really grinds my gears the most. They'll pretend its in the interests of feminism and problems with women being sexualised, but they're missing the fundamental point - choice. If someone is being forced to wear a certain type of outfit when they don't feel comfortable doing so then that's a different thing. But if someone wants to wear them - bloody go for it! We wear what we want.
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good


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