Little Mix has launched a counter-attack against critics who have slammed the band for wearing sexy clothes during shows

The four-piece came under attack from fans who felt the outfits the girls wore for a performance on the TV talent show The X Factor in the UK last year were too risqué, and even former Spice Girls star Mel C chimed in, claiming she felt it was a “shame” the pop stars had been dressing “more provocatively”.

Little Mix beauty, Jade Thirlwall insists the insults are ridiculous and misplaced, noting the band’s stage outfits are designed to be revealing, so they can vent out all the heat they’re generating from dancing and sweating.

“I don’t think we’re sexing ourselves up,” Jade fumed to MailOnline. “We’re sweating our t**s off onstage and we want to wear leotards.

“It’s comfortable to dance in and we’re doing an hour and a half set, we’re not going to come on to the stage in a tracksuit – it’s just not practical. [The sexy outfits are] because we’re performing. We’re not going to walk down the street in [a leotard], are we?”

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Perrie Edwards agrees with her bandmate, calling attention to how critics jump at the chance to grumble about every little thing

“We could wear a frickin’ bin liner on stage and people [would] complain. We could wear a full bodysuit!”

“We’ve been in the industry for six years, we’re tired of it all now and all the comments,” Perrie sighed. “We want to wear what we want to wear, and we want to tell women to wear what they want to wear and be comfortable.”

The Little Mix stars are hoping women will be very comfortable in the chic workout clothes they designed for their athletic line with popular sportswear brand USA Pro.

“We love it,” Leigh-Anne Pinnock gushed, noting all the girls “put our own tastes” into the designs. “There is something for everyone. We’re very happy with how the collection has turned out.”

Little Mix’s new athletic line, which features sports bras, leggings, T-shirts and a sleeveless hoodie, is now available for sale online at the USA Pro website.

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Author: Cover Media