But it turns out the singer’s “new” look — which in recent months has included an edgier wardrobe, including plenty of fully sequin sheaths like the two she sported at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night — has actually always been much more her style.
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“This is how I always have dressed and who I always have been,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively. “But when ‘All About That Bass’ came out, [I thought] this is just a character I play. [But] no, they had me in ’50s clothes forever and I went with it and it worked.”
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The “No” singer is getting back in tune with who she really is though, and is sporting “clothes that I am comfortable in,” she says. “I didn’t have to put Spanx on today. That’s huge!”
One staple in her closet is a good onesie for her days off. “When we’re home in L.A., we like to sleep in, put a onesie on, go to the couch and stay there all day and watch movies and not leave unless I have to pee or eat,” she says about her ideal vacation day.