14/08/2014 12:42 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Ellie Goulding Talks Performing At The Royal Wedding And Her Relationship Regrets In Cosmopolitan

Ellie Goulding stars in US Cosmopolitan's May issue and if anyone was ever in any doubt over how to wear a sheer, sparkly cut-out dress, Goulding has got it covered.

Just wear it with black pants and heels, then strike this nonchalant pose...


However, in her interview with the magazine, the singer discusses more serious issues. For starters? The not-so-small matter of performing at the royal wedding.

"It was the first time I'd done something so completely otherworldly," she tells the magazine.

"It's not an everyday occurrence. It really made me have extreme gratitude for what I did, how I'd gotten there, and the people around me."


Goulding also opens up about dealing with heartache and shares her relationship regrets (she's put all those 'is she dating Dougie Poynter rumours?' to rest too.)

"I [used to] put men on a pedestal. They'd be everything. I decided to remedy that, and that's why I'm single now. I've realised I don't need a guy. I've got amazing, awesome, stupid friends in the best way possible."

Er, we're not sure her friends will appreciate being called "stupid" but still, we get where she's coming from.

She might not be on the look out for a guy, but something tells us these latest pictures will get her a lot of male attention...


For the full interview, visit Cosmopolitan and don't miss the behind-the-scenes video with Ellie.

See more of the singer in her style file below: