Billie Eilish is an 18-year-old singing sensation who likes to make a splash in just about everything. In addition to her hauntingly catchy tunes, she has become an icon of fashion and style.
Part of what makes her so captivating is that her style just keeps changing. Just when you think you know what Billie looks like, she busts out a wild new hair color or clothing ensemble.
How can anyone keep track of this evolving style? Here is every time Billie Eilish changed her look over the years.
Billie Eilish as a child
As a music icon, Billie Eilish has built her brand around being “the bad guy.” Looking at her childhood pictures, though, it’s easy to see “the good girl” she once was!
In this photo, Billie appears to be about five years old. She doesn’t have any of the colorful hair that she would later be famous for. But she already seems to be exhibiting a sense of style and a penchant for baggy clothes!
Plus, Billie the kid’s got a killer “what the hell are you looking at?” stare. That expression would eventually become as iconic as any of her clothing and hair.
Her proto-goth clothing isn’t just for show, by the way. By the time she was four years old, she had already created her first song, which was all about falling into a black hole!
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Billie Eilish the chorus girl
It might be surprising to learn that Billie was just a normal pre-teen like the rest of us. Here she is, looking straight-laced as can be, as an 11-year-old in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus.
Her look here is practically unrecognizable: no hair dye, a starched white collar shirt, a sweater vest, and a smile!
I’m willing to bet she wouldn’t be caught dead wearing any of those things today!
Billie Eilish’s pre-fame adolescence
Part of what makes Billie Eilish fascinating is that she achieved worldwide fame when she was only 13. But if you look at her early adolescent years, you can see how much her look has changed.
Here, for instance, appears to be Billie as pre-teen or young teenager before she got famous. And she looks for all the world like a standard teenage girl, complete with bright clothing and a Justin Bieber poster in the background.
Look a little closer, though, and you’ll see glimpses of who she would later become. Her expression is less a smile and more of an ironic smirk. And her rainbow dress shows the fascination with vibrant colors that would guide her style when she became famous.
Billie Eilish keeps it simple
Despite the bright clothing of her early teenage years, Billie ditched much of that when she first made it big. In this photo, we can see what she wore to the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party on September 23, 2016, when she was 15 years old.
Instead of wearing a crazy outfit, she wore a green T-shirt dress, plain sneakers, and a camouflaged cap. Frankly, it’s the kind of “disaffected youth” look you can find in every corner of America.
However, her penchant for looking grim instead of smiling was already in place. And this remained the same even as everything else changed.
Billie Eilish embraces baggy clothes… and gray hair
This photo captures Billie Eilish’s signature “baggy clothes” fashion.
Believe it or not, she wears the baggy clothing as a kind of power move. As she told Teen Vogue, dressing baggy means “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”
By denying people a chance to objectify her body, Billie forces more attention to her powerhouse musical skills.
On top of that, Billie dyed her hair gray for a time! It’s the ultimate fashion power move in getting people to look beyond what is considered traditional beauty.
Billie Eilish as a blonde
Aside from the fictional Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, no one seems to change their hair color quite as much as Billie Eilish. And these changes often seem to evoke how she is feeling at the moment.
In this photo, we can see Billie rocking platinum hair at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. This hair color brings to mind characters like Danaerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, showcasing Billie’s own sense of importance and power.
And considering the heel turn Danaerys later made, this is an appropriate hair color for a self-proclaimed “bad guy.”
Billie’s blue phase
As colors go, blue often evokes feelings of melancholy and sadness. And that’s certainly the vibe Billie goes for when she rocks this particular color.
For example, she’s got blue hair in her music video for “When the Party’s Over,” released in October 2018. This video is basically “Exhibit A” of her goth period, and she topped the unexpected look off with a mop of unruly blue hair.
The hair color change can be shocking when you’re expecting green hair. Then again, hair color is the least shocking thing about that video!
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Billie Eilish goes green-and-black at the Grammys
Green-and-black is arguably the most iconic color combo for Billie’s hair. Rather than settle on just one hair color, she’s dyed the roots of her hair green and the rest of it black.
Here, we can see green-and-black hair as part of Billie’s bold look at the Grammys on January 26, 2020.
Considering how many Grammys she took home that night (five, including Album of the Year for her debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go), her green-and-black hair will likely go down in musical history.
Billie Eilish is pop punk chic
What does Billie Eilish wear when she’s not in the world’s baggiest clothes? We’ve got two words for you: “designer punk.”
We say “designer” because Billie likes to rock expensive brands like Chanel, Gucci, and Louis-Vuitton. But the looks she puts together are very unexpected, leaning very much into the “vintage punk” aesthetic.
Here, we see her sporting a Gucci green top at her concert at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on July 11, 2019. While “Gucci” may make you think of more muted designs, Eilish looks like an ’80s punk ‘zine sketch brought to life.
Billie Eilish goes goth
Once you go punk, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to “goth.” And that’s exactly what happened to Billie Eilish.
Eventually, the designer punk ensembles transitioned into full-on goth clothing. In this photo, taken for Apple’s inaugural Apple Music Awards on December 4, 2019, we see Billie achieve her final form (at least, so far). Green-and-black hair, baggy clothing, and plenty of spikes to go with the black clothes.
It looks simultaneous comfy as hell and bold as brass. And that’s Billie Eilish in a nutshell.