But just because they’re one of the world’s most popular girl bands, doesn’t mean they’ve escaped the criticism of Twitter’s infamous trolls.
After performing their latest release, Shout Out To My Ex, on The X Factor over the weekend, the girls were hit with a barrage of abuse online for their outfits of choice.
Commenting on the band’s mix of leotards, crop tops and thigh-high boots, social media users asked: “Why do Little Mix have to give in/conform and go for the prostitute look?”
Others suggested that the group “have turned into strippers”.
When quizzed about the comments on The One Show last night, band member Jesy Nelson defended the stars’ style.
She said: “Our mums are all for it and I think it’s nice that we’re four young girls who are confident in our bodies and want to go out there and rock it.”
“We don’t get told what to wear,” she continued. “If we want to wear something, we’ll wear it. And the thing is…no one moans when Beyoncé comes out in a leotard, so what’s the difference with us?”
Leigh-Anne Pinnock suggested that because the girls first entered the entertainment world in their teens, the public sometimes forget that they are now adults.
She said: “Obviously on The X Factor five years ago we looked so young, we didn’t know what we were doing…Now our fashion’s evolved and we’re a bit more daring and we’re very confident in ourselves. That’s a good thing, no?”
If it’s good enough for Beyoncé, it’s good enough for us.