Millie Bobby Brown responds to comments about her "inappropriate outfits"
13 November 2019, 13:56 | Updated: 6 October 2020, 10:18
“I think about the girls who are going to look at the picture, those young girls that are going to look at me and if they think, ‘Wow that’s what I should dress up as'.”
At just 15 years old, Millie Bobby Brown has cemented herself as a style icon to many. But the Stranger Things star has had more than her fair share of complete strangers passing judgement on what she wears and how she wears it.
Over the past few years, Millie has spoken out against numerous trolls on Instagram who have told her that her outfits are too "revealing" and is often shamed for wearing things that are deemed "too grown up" for her. A few years ago, she was even placed on a worst dressed list for wearing clothes that are too "shapeless."
Speaking with Harper's Bazaar, Millie has now opened up about how those negative comments and judgemental trolls affect her when it comes to expressing herself on the red carpet and on her public Instagram account. Long story short? She tries not to listen but she's conscious about the messages she sends to fans.
“It’s always difficult to dress for a red carpet event because a lot of people have opinions and unfortunately you say you won’t listen to it, but you actually kind of have to,” explained Millie. “For me, I sit there and think, I’m not going to listen to what they have to say, journalists or whoever wants to write badly about my inappropriate outfit.”
She also explained that, like any normal teenager, she's still learning about what suits her and experimenting with fashion. “I would really enjoy wearing more fitted clothes now," she said. "I feel like I’m becoming someone and being a woman so I just want to show that.”
At the start of the year, Millie clapped back at people who told her to "act her age" after she wore a long-sleeve bodycon dress. In a quick Instagram post and delete, Millie said: "ik everyone on my last pic wants me to “act my age” but quite frankly its my instagram and if I choose to post that picture and you don’t like it… scroll past it."
Despite being true to herself and trying to ignore the critics, Millie, who turns 16 in February, is still very conscious of her position as a role model to girls her age or younger.
“I think about the girls who are going to look at the picture, those young girls that are going to look at me and if they think, ‘Wow that’s what I should dress up as',” she says. "They are my age, so those are the ones I think of. I want to make sure that I’m influencing being your age and being who you are in that time of your life.”
Millie, you're doing amazing sweetie.