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Katy Perry Talks Being a Fashion "Don't" to Women's Health

03/17/2009 at 12:54 PM ET

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Other than her controversial lyrics, Katy Perry is perhaps best known for her out-there fashion choices, but the newcomer doesn’t mind being a regular on the worst dressed lists. “I like experimenting and I’m totally OK with ending up in the ‘worst dressed.’ It’s happened many, many times, but I’m proud of those outfits,” the singer tells Women’s Health. From wearing a carousel-inspired frock to a Barack Obama printed number, Katy never ceases to amaze us with her outrageous looks. “I don’t follow trends,” she says.”I’m just not into what everyone else is wearing. I have my own look, which I call ‘Lolita meets old Hollywood Glam.’” So, it’s no wonder when she names such stars as Dita Von Teese and Cyndi Lauper as her icons. “I’m a big fan of [actress and burlesque performer] Dita Von Teese, because she does it all herself. That is her job: to look fabulous going to the grocery store,” Katy explains. “Cyndi Lauper is another favorite. She was just so out of her mind in the ’80s. It takes someone who has no limitations in style to create stuff that epic.” We have a feeling that this Grammy-nominated singer isn’t only getting going with her fashion choices — and her career. To read more from Katy Perry, Elisha Cuthbert and Chelsea Handler, pick up the new issue of Women’s Health– on newsstands now. Tell us: What do you think of Katy Perry’s style?

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Lyd on

Well its very interesting her style if you want to call it that.

michael on
check this out its awesome

tara on

she’s not pretentious, she didn’t say one pretentious thing in that article. I love that she has enough guts to wear what she wants. I think she always looks fabulous, just because she is so happy and confident no matter what she has on. I love her.

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Sonnie on

The pink gown she wore to an awards show was BEAUTIFUL.

Kaylen on

I want to agree with Ashely. People need to leave Katy Perry alone. I love her music and everything about her. She is very inspiring and isn’t afraid to say what others are thinking. And for that I admire her. So she wants to be a little daring and different; who cares?!

Jessica on

Katy Perry is an artist that stands out and her outfits reflect that. Give the poor girl a break. I personally wish I could pass off half of the outfits she does. ROCK ON KATY PERRY. WE LOVE YOU.

Kendra on

I loved Perry’s outfit when she performed at the Grammy’s! The little fruity skate-type outfit was fabulous on her!

She’s a beautiful young girl with a decent amount of talent, so why shouldn’t she have some serious fun with her style? She has to guts for it and she’s doing what a lot of us wish we could!

I have always been on the wild side and idolized Lauper’s 80′s style, but to be able to do it in the public eye is just wonderful!

John on

she’s hot

Lacy on

I am LOVING that dress! Her as well! :P :P

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