Little Mix have defended their risqué tour outfits, insisting that they aren’t too inappropriate for their younger fans.
The ‘X Factor’-winning girl group kicked off their ‘Get Weird’ tour on Sunday night, have have so far, received rave reviews for their latest UK jaunt.
But while their hair-flipping and tight harmonies have received the thumbs up from critics, their on-stage wardrobe choices have raised eyebrows among more conservative observers, who have suggested that they may be a little on the skimpy side, particularly given the age of a lot of their fans.
Perrie Edwards, who makes up one quarter of the girl band, is having none of it, though.
Speaking to The Mirror, she’s insists: “What we wear we feel comfortable in. We’re not overly sexy in what we do anyway. We go for sexy/cute. We’d never want to be scandalous.
“I think we’ve got the right kind of balance. Some of us are 24. We aren’t going to be able to wear stuff like this for the rest of our life, and parade around in little dresses and stuff, but at the same time, we are just girls.”
Leigh-Anne Pinnock added: “If we weren’t comfortable we just wouldn’t wear it.
"It’s not about being overly sexy, but it’s showing off your assets that you want to show off and if you feel confident in it, then boom.”
Perrie went on to say that she wanted to empower the group’s young fans, and encourage them to support one another, claiming: “We need to encourage each other and if you don’t want to have your body out then you don’t have to. I never used to want to get my figure out, but now I’m like, ‘Yes, here it is’.”
Little Mix’s latest tour comes just weeks after they stormed the stage at the Brit Awards, with what was undeniably one of the most memorable performances of the night.
The four-piece performed their chart-topping single, ‘Black Magic’, while sporting racy black and green outfits and giving it their all with some energetic choreography.
The ‘Get Weird’ tour continues in venues all over the next six weeks, before heading overseas to Australia, Asia and Europe later in the year.