Ellie Goulding: Hotpants Hottie

Posted Tuesday March 25, 2014 5:52 PM GMT

She has been outspoken about women succeeding in the music industry without dressing provocatively, but on Instagram Ellie Goulding showed off her own sexy side.

The English songstress posted the steamy shot on Monday (March 24), wearing black and white hotpants and a backless top.

Ellie recently told the Daily Star that while women may feel the need to dress a certain way to succeed, they certainly don't have to.

She explained, "If someone's making good music, I don't care about anything else. Some of the most successful girls don't portray themselves as sex symbols. Lorde doesn't dress like skank."

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