Sophie bemoans clothing buys

Sophie Ellis Bextor regrets buying lots of the clothes in her wardrobe.

Sophie Ellis Bextor regrets buying lots of the clothes in her wardrobe.

The 'Murder on the Dancefloor' singer - who has two children Sonny, five, and four-month-old Kit with musician husband Richard Jones - cringes when she looks back at outfits she wore just weeks before.

The 30-year-old star said: "I often look at things I wore a month ago and think, 'What was I thinking?' But you can't take it too seriously.

"Everything I wore when I was pregnant with Sonny was crazy. I had blonde hair, fluorescent red earmuffs, a purple tartan scarf and a baby blue coat. I just looked mad. I said to Richard, 'Why did you let me go out?' and he said, 'I thought it was funny!' "

Now that she is in her 30s, Ellis Bextor finds it much easier to look stylish and sophisticated.

She explained to Company magazine: "I think 30 can be a really good time for women. You feel much more secure. It's more empowering, sexier. In your 30s, you're more of a woman than a girl, and people take you more seriously."

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