Who would you meet if you could meet any person, dead or alive? For me, that answer is, 9 times our of 10, Freddie Mercury. I must admit, I’ve had a love affair with Queen since High School, but Bohemian Rhapsody rekindled my love for him all over again. I love everything about him from his voice, (obviously), to his ironic obsession with pussies (ahem, cats.) What couldn’t the man do? Yes, we all know him as the lead singer of Queen, and as the man who could somehow make the pedo-stache look… good? But in my opinion, not enough people are discussing just how fabulous Freddie Mercury’s style was. So today, here are 5 times Freddie Mercury was a style QUEEN.
1. THE TIME HE WORE THAT SUPER LOW CUT WHITE BODY SUIT
Fortunately for me, Freddie and I share about the same level of boobage, which means I might actually get away with wearing something this low cut.
2. THE TIME HE WORE A SKINTIGHT, SPARKLY BODYSUIT
What can I say? The man knew how to work a bodysuit better than perhaps any of us ever will, but that won’t stop me from trying. Also loving the mask. This is definitely my all time favorite look of his , and one I’ll be stealing when my own music career takes off (or at the very least, just as a very obscure Halloween costume that I’m certain will generate much confusion.)
3. THE TIME HE WORE THE CLASSIC JEANS AND A WHITE TANK OUTFIT
This is perhaps the most basic outfit possible, and yet, somehow he managed to make it look cooler than anything on the planet. Certainly the guitar helps. And the arm cuff. I just adore the way Freddie does the exact opposite of what’s expected. He wore this outfit to Live Aid, one of the biggest concerts of the century, and while he went so bold so often, I love the fact this is the moment he chose to go relaxed.
4. THE TIME HE MADE A CARPET LOOK COOL
I like to imagine that Freddie arrived in Asia on this day, only to discover that the airport lost his luggage and instead of freaking out, just wrapped the first rug he saw around his body and made it fashionable. This is definitely not what happened… but you can almost see it.
5. THE TIMES HE WORE SUSPENDERS
These outfits make him look like a strip teasing fireman and it’s fantastic. Truthfully, just imagining how hot he must have been in those leather pants, it’s miraculous he didn’t literally burst into flames.
Those are some classic looks from our dear Mr. Mercury. Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments below what you thought of Freddie Mercury’s style! Now if you’ll excuse, I must go watch Bohemian Rhapsody for 78th time. BYEEEEEE.