"I'm A Fashion Nightmare": Whoopi Goldberg Explains Her Unconventional Outfits And Offers Style Advice

February 20, 2019 09:47

The View host Whoopi Goldberg is known for her sharp tongue and unique sense of fashion.

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She joked at the 2017 Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards:

Normally, when you see me, I am fashion’s biggest nightmare. Nothing seems to match or come together.

You may agree with her words or not, but it begs the question: What guides the host in choosing clothes and accessories?

Whoopi on her style

Whoopi’s fashion choices really are unconventional. Some may call them eccentric, and some may call them ridiculous, but she doesn’t really care.

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Comfort is Whoopi’s top priority when choosing an outfit, but her picks are usually very colorful and make her stand out. Sometimes, she's a trend-setter. She said in an interview with Garage:

You know, I love high heels, but I always wore them with socks. And fashion is finally catching up to me. When you go to the shows, now you see girls on the runway wearing socks with heels.

Her style has been called incongruous by some, but Whoopi makes a point of dressing for herself, not for others. It simply makes her feel free, regardless of people’s judgments!

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Whoopi’s fashion advice

In an interview with InStyle, the host recalled how the outfit she wore to the 1993 Oscars was ridiculed and how she felt hurt at first, but it made her realize something. Now, she won’t let such comments get to her and won’t let anyone dictate her how to dress.

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She told the magazine:

Joan Rivers and [fashion editor] André Leon Talley both once told me, “You don’t have to listen to anybody. Your style is your style. You can be whoever you want to be.” And I figured if these folks are saying, “Do you, be you,” then that’s what I’m gonna do. So my suggestion to other people is, “Try stuff!” Maybe it doesn’t work, but maybe it does. Like, I never would have put on leggings because I used to think, “Oh no, not with this a**,” but they work well for me.

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Whoopi’s style is the reflection of her character. To put her advice in a nutshell, she tells us this: Be what you want to be, fashion-wise and in everything else.

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