Britney Spears graces the October cover of ELLE magazine, rocking a studded leather Versace dress that contrasts with her bouncy blonde curls. Inside the issue, which hits newsstands Sept. 18, the new "X Factor" judge talks about love, the pressures of fame, and her personal style.
Spears spoke to the magazine about how she's learned to overcome the scrutiny of fans and the media. "I guess I've been under the microscope so long that I don't even pay attention to the nonsense anymore," she said. "I gave up getting upset about things people make up about me a long time ago."
The pop star's edgy rock 'n' roll fashion continues inside the issue, where Brit steps up to the mic in a Jason Wu patent leather jacket, salacious Dolce & Gabbana satin bra, and Swarovski crystal-embellished bloomers.
Although she looks glamorous in the photos, Spears admitted that she's "really just a tomboy at heart." She added, "I love my jeans and my sweats… So it's really hard for me to be like Kim Kardashian and be makeup and hair-ready every time I go out of my house."
In Spears' second ELLE spread, she's relaxing with fiance Jason Trawick, showing off her glittering engagement ring as she poses in a tiered gown by Just Cavalli and fierce suede boots by Kanye West.
The pair gossip about their love life in the feature, with Britney telling Trawick, "That's enough information, sweetie," after he started recalling a detailed story about when Spears made the first move.