SINGER Lauren Mayberry has hit out over comments made about her stage outfits.

The Chvrches frontwoman, 31, took to Twitter to address critics who have accused the singer of not dressing appropriately for performing on stage.

The comments come after the band headlined Edinburgh's Summer Sessions on Sunday night. 

In a Tweet, Lauren hit back saying: "To the people saying that my gig outfits are too revealing/ I shouldn't dress like that if I don't want men to comment on it: I disagree.

"This argument assumes women only dress for the attention of men. When I dress for shows, I want to own my gender and my feminity. I want my performance image to be inherently feminine and tough as f**k because that is how I want to pretend to be - to myself, and to the women and young girls who come to our gigs. 

"I don't need to pretend to be one of the lads because I am not one. How I dress is part of how I express myself creatively and how I want to communicate our message. It's about trying not to be ashamed of your own gender and identity, even when people tell you that you should be; about not being scared into hiding yourself because of the actions of others."

She added: "People have tried to weaponise my gender against me since the start of my career as a musician.

"It happens now but it also happened when I was wearing baggy flannel shirts and jeans, because it's not really about what a woman is wearing.

"It never is. 

"It's about claiming ownership of women's bodies and women's narratives. So I will continue dressing like a gothic Power Puff girl with Big Witch Energy and I hope that you'll all do whatever your version is of that is too. Everyone else will just have to deal with it. My body, my life, my choice."

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The tweet went viral with over 5,000 likes. 

The former University of Strathclyde student rose to fame with synth-pop band Chvrches. 

The band is currently riding high in the charts with Marshmello smash Here with Me. 

Earlier this year, she was forced to step up security after receiving rape and death threats from Chris Brown and Tyga fans. 

The band released a statement speaking out against rapper Marshmello, who they collaborated with, for his decision to work with Brown - who has been convicted for domestic violence.

“We are really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello’s choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown,” Chvrches said in an online statement.

“We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behaviour. That is not something we can or will stand behind.”