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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Ashley on

I wish people would back off. This girl is marvelous. She has her own style and is not afraid to show it. I think it is great that she is not following the crowd with the trends. WE need more people like that. She is unique. Enough said.

margarita on

omg i wish i had that dress very nice

Lisa on

I agree with Ashley!
We need more unique people like her.
She has amazing style, and she’s not afraid to show it!

sidonie on

i think its great that her style is different and that she doesn’t follow trends…and for some people she starts them.

Ashley on

I love Katy Perry’s style. She is a one of kind. She shows fans and everyone else that it is good to be different. Why blend in when you can stand out?

Ashley on

I love Katy Perry’s style. She is one of a kind. She shows fans and everyone else that it is good to be different. Why blend in when you can stand out? I like that Katy doesn’t care what people think. And why should she? As long as she is happy with how she looks it doesn’t matter what others think.

incostress on

Its great to see such a beautiful woman with an amazing figure not being dicated by the fashion police. We are all unique and Kerry is no different.

puffinyourhead on

she’s pretentious.

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Lyd on

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

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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

Audrey on

her style is just quirky, fun and youthful and the only reason she gets on the worst dressed list is becasue ppl just dont get that she is just a trendsetter and doesnt follow the “fashion rules” which is a good thing!

Holly on

That pink dress is AMAZING! What’s not to love?

We call wacky-but-awesome fashions the “Aretha Franklin Hat.” It may be strange on someone like me, but on the fabulous person wearing it, that makes all the difference. So, this is out to Katy: Rock that AFH, sister! Don’t let anyone ever stop you!

GiantFriendlyMushroom:p on

I completely agree with what Ashley said. :D Katy seems awesome.

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