Urban Dictionary (god love it) defines a girl crush as a few things but I am quite fond of the following: “An overwhelming sense of awe felt by a girl for another girl elicited by varying causes ranging from deep respect to unadulterated lust. may result in the any or all of the following: general euphoria, prolonged sense of inspiration, desire for intellectual-intercouse with crush, simple sexual arousal, etc.”

A girl crush comes in many forms- from simple wardrobe envy to sexual desire. And I, for one, have a ton of them.

Girl Crushes

A decade ago, a straight female declaring her lust for Britney Spears would have been seen as a little odd, as if she were a closet lesbian. These days, we’re all open to the possibilities of the girl crush and how it simply means nothing but pure admiration.

In the days of being a pre-teen and a little while after, it was ok for us to have posters of the Spice Girls up in our room without any connotations of it being anything but teen fandom. Sadly, as we grow older, idolising someone in the public eye can become a little embarrassing. Now in our 20s and beyond, we can no longer back our work files in photos of our female icons, we can no longer wear Spice Girls t-shirts (unless we live in Dalston, anyway) and I’m pretty sure our boyfriends would have something to say if we plastered our bedroom walls with posters of Taylor Swift.

So the girl crush is basically a follow on from the giggly admiration you had over a decade ago for Christina Aguilera/All Saints/Zoe Ball etc. Now, it’s ok to be loud and proud and tell the world you have one major girl crush going on!

For me, it has to be Princess of Chelsea – Miss Millie Mackintosh. The petite figure, natural beauty and style icon status make her my Ultimate Girl Crush (UGC). But there’s room for more than one girl crush, of course. Riri, model and actress Devon Aoki, Mila Kunis…

I’m sure my girl crushes are pretty standard but I’d love to know yours. Do you have a girl crush that is a little different, perhaps? Or do you agree with my choices on women who rock my lustful little world? Perhaps you haven’t got a girl crush at all? Let me know in the comments section below – I’d love to uncover some new crushes of my own.

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