Florence Welch Says She Used to be a Cross Dresser

Posted by PZ on May 24th, 2012

Singer Florence Welch has revealed that she used to cross dress, but only because she was lazy. Florence was on the road with a band made up of guys, so she used to borrow their clothes regularly, but these days she has worked out her own ethereal, feminine style which has become her signature:

”I was like a cross-dresser but really it was just out of laziness. At times I looked like a cross between Annie Hall and [TV presenter] Bruce Forsyth. I went through a period of a couple of years when I’d wear just anything. I was on the road with boys in the band and I’d just wear all their clothes. I’d grab a pair of their trousers and throw one of their shirts on. It never incurred to me it was odd or I may have looked strange. I was getting around on a bike and it was just easy.”

Florence said her own personal style began to develop once she had some money to play with. She would head to vintage stores to look for unique items such as capes to wear:

”When I started getting paid for food, when on tour, I’d use that money to go to the local vintage shop and buy capes and feathers and it all just grew from there.”

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