TLC embraced unapologetically baggy, deliberately slouchy pieces, which pointed to their fearless attitude, their steadfast refusal to follow trends, and their authenticity—both musically and sartorially.
“Especially being young ladies, and not wanting to wear the typical outfits that girls would wear, like tight dresses—there’s nothing wrong with that look, but it wasn’t what we felt comfortable in,” Thomas previously told Billboard. “For our first album, we were our own dressers. We didn’t have no stylists. We came up with all of the ideas when it came to dressing. There’s no way in the world we could do the dances that we did in high heels and tight dresses—it would just be a total accident [waiting to happen]. We’d be in the hospital somewhere with broken ankles.”
Now, with the rise of streetwear -- courtesy of the very buzzy label Vetements spearheaded by fashion’s golden boy Demna Gvasalia -- comically large, intentionally disproportionate silhouettes, and boxy outerwear, are all very much “in” among the fashion set.