Kylie Minogue has said that she treats the sexy fancy dress she wears for her tours and music videos as a bit of fun and never takes herself too seriously.

In an interview with Contact Music, the pop princess said she takes her saucy image with a pinch of salt.

"If I wear something very sexy, it's usually slightly tongue in cheek. We all have our own thing and mine seems to be hot pants," she commented, referring to the gold short shorts she wore in 2000's Spinning Around video.

In good news for fans, she revealed that she there will definitely be a place for bottom-skimming pants in her new tour, something she is quite proud of as she approaches the age of 43.

Kylie is almost as famous for her outfits as she is her music - she caused a huge stir with her hit Can't Get You Out of my Head as a result of her futuristic fancy dress, which consisted of a white hooded dress that was slashed up to the thigh and down to her middle.