in defense of Taylor Momsen’s borderline-pornographic outfits.

14 Nov

I don’t watch Gossip Girl, so I don’t really know anything about Taylor Momsen. What I do know is that the entire internet is freaking out because she is seventeen and wearing more eyeliner than clothing.

While I realize that Taylor’s outfits are pretty inappropriate for someone who isn’t old enough to vote, I can’t be offended by this. Why? Because this is exactly how I would have dressed at seventeen if I had only had the money/lack of parental supervision.

At seventeen, more than anything, I wanted to look sexy and tough, probably because, at seventeen, I wasn’t either of those things. I was a breastless string bean whose parents once punished her by taking away the book she was reading.

You may remember from earlier posts what happened when I got to college:

I can only assume it is natural for teenage girls to wear bras as shirts.

Cut Taylor Momsen some slack, because you know your teenage self would kill for those boots she’s wearing in the second picture.

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2 Responses to “in defense of Taylor Momsen’s borderline-pornographic outfits.”

  1. Penny November 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    Kate, I love your writing. And you are absolutely right about most of us wanting to dress like this at 17!

    • Kate November 15, 2010 at 10:40 am #

      I think it’s natural for teenagers to try to explore being “sexy” for the first time in the most over-the-top way. It’s also natural for moms to freak out and make them change into jeans.

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