Why Florence Pugh Thinks Her Free the Nipple Moment "Scared" Her Haters

Florence Pugh shared how she's unapologetically loving the skin she's in and doesn't plan to stop freeing the nipple.

By Alyssa Morin Aug 30, 2023 10:35 PMTags
Watch: Florence Pugh Rocks See-Through Lavender Gown

Florence Pugh isn't afraid to cause a scene with her fashion choices.

The Oppenheimer star recently opened about wearing statement-making looks and how it's helped her embrace her body in a whole new way.

"Knowing who I am, and who I've been from the very beginning, has allowed me to feel safe," told Elle U.K. in an interview published Aug. 29. "Even in my style, I never wanted there to be a filter."

And when she dares to flaunt a little skin, she noted it has ruffled feathers. 

"When everything went down with the Valentino pink dress a year ago," she continued, referencing her see-through gown at the brand's July 2022 event, "my nipples were on display through a piece of fabric, and it really wound people up. It's the freedom that people are scared of; the fact I'm comfortable and happy."

As she put it, "We need to keep reminding everybody that there is more than one reason for women's bodies [to exist]."

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In fact, the clothes the 27-year-old wears has strengthened her confidence.

"I speak the way I do about my body because I'm not trying to hide the cellulite on my thigh or the squidge in between my arm and my boob," Florence continued. "I would much rather lay it all out."

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While Florence plans to keep pushing the fashion boundaries, she explained that it's taken time to feel comfortable doing so.

"I've always wanted to be bold and make a bit of a scene," the Don't Worry Darling actress admitted. "When I first started doing red carpets, it was really tough. It takes ages to feel comfortable with 50 men all shouting, 'Picture, over here!' I've become more confident in the last few years, and I think that's hugely linked to the clothes I've been wearing."

She added, "The more you can enjoy it, the more [people] can see that you're enjoying it."

Now that we have insight into Florence's daring fashion sense, take a look at all of her head-turning looks.

Red Hot
High Drama
Silver Siren
Sheer Perfection
Pop of Color
Pretty in Pink
Spot On
Green With Envy
Citrus Style
Vision in White
Lady in Red
Pink Perfection
Power Suit
Orange You Glad