It’s hard to argue that Gwen Stefani isn’t a cultural icon. From her days as the front woman of No Doubt to her fashion takeover with her label L.A.M.B, Gwen’s is a style leader and an eternal testament to the power of a bold red lip.

And while many new girls in the game have been compared to her, Gwen isn’t too keen on those comparisons.

In this month’s music issue of ELLE magazine, Gwen shared her thoughts on whether or not Rihanna, Katy Perry and others had taken a page from her style playbook:

“Really? I don’t see myself in those girls. I usually put pants on. I see these girls as more going for the sex-symbol thing. I was more, in the band, like a tomboy. Of course, I think every girl is sexy, so there’s going to be a little of that. But I see a lot of younger artists going more toward the sexy thing.”

Gwen’s comments hardly seem like they were meant to knock Rihanna or Katy, but they do make us wonder if she has a point. Today, it seems like the most popular female acts are the ones rocking the least amount of clothes.  But then there are fully clothes exceptions like Esperanza, Jennifer Hudson and Adele who have found success without following the strip-tease path.

While her early grunge tomboy style was what catapulted Gwen to 90s era icon status, it’s hard to imagine a major female artist today using a similar strategy to find widespread fame.

Does Gwen have a point about current acts being over sexed-up or is she off base? Tell us what you think Clutchettes- share your thoughts!

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