22 October 2013 by

Katy Perry Reveals Why She's Dressing Like A Grown Up: 'I Like Clothes To Stay On Now'

 Katy Perry Reveals Why She's Dressing Like A Grown Up: 'I Like Clothes To Stay On Now'

BEFORE: Katy's cartoon-tastic wardrobe [Getty]

Katy Perry is on the promo rounds this month for the launch of her new album 'Prism' and we're certainly not complaining. The popstrel popped up on The X Factor and The Graham Norton Show this weekend looking utterly delightful and noticeably more demure. Yes, gone are the swirling bras and PVC hot pants and in their place are buttoned up shift dresses and ladylike accessories. So what's going on, K-Pez?

The 28-year-old explains that her sartorial shift is all about her maturing music style. Katy confessed to Graham Norton that she no longer feels the need to strip off and prance about on candy floss clouds a la 'California Gurls' and is ready to show her true self. 'The last album was very cartoony and over the top and this one is a little bit more vulnerable, raw and a lot more present,' says La Perry. 'I think I’m finally okay accepting the information that I’m a grown up. I like clothes to stay on now.' Well, who'da thought it!

AFTER: Katy's covered-up chic [Getty]

There's no doubt that the star has ditched her super-vibrant, naughty-but-nice wardrobe of late, with many saying her romance with John Mayer has had an effect on the more sophisticated look. Indeed, Katy's been looking to the likes of Saint Laurent and Chanel, particularly during Paris Fashion Week when she sported an array of tres chic ensembles [above].

After FROWing at the Chanel show, we saw Katy in a printed buttoned-up blouse and matching skirt from Fausto Puglisi's Resort 2014 collection styled with Chanel's Lego clutch, reflective shades and black sandals. The next day, she stepped out in a near identical outfit consisting of Emanuel Ungaro's monochrome dandelion-print top and skirt with her hair scraped back during a trip to Collette. Talk about a style overhaul!

She's ditched her kooky costumes and burnt her blue wig so is this really the end of cartoon-tastic K-Pez? Check out her style-volution in the gallery below and let us know your verdict...

Katy Perry attends the Spotify Brunch at Soho Desert House on April 12th, 2014

Katy Perry attends the Congressional candidate Marianne Williamson press event on April 8, 2014 in Los Angeles

Katy Perry attends the MOCA 35th anniversary gala celebration on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry poses for media at Telstra HQ, George Street on March 4, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

Katy Perry at the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week on February 20, 2014 in Milan, Italy.

Katy Perry onstage at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014.

Katy Perry performs at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19th 2014.

Katy Perry at the Universal music afterparty for The BRIT Awards 2014 at Soho House 'Popup' Bar on February 19, 2014.

Katy Perry sighting on February 18, 2014 in London, England.

Katy Perry attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at One Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London.

Katy Perry poses backstage at 'The Night That Changed America A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry arrives at the Universal Music Group 2014 post-Grammy party at the Ace Hotel Theater on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry arrives at the grand opening of Britney Spears' two-year residency 'Britney Piece of Me' at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 27, 2013 in Las Vegas.

Katy Perry attends the 15th NRJ Music Awards at Palais des Festivals on December 14, 2013 in Cannes.

Katy Perry at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball at 02 Arena on December 7, 2013 in London.

Perry attends The Ninth Annual all at Cipriani, Wall Street on December 3, 2013 in New York City.

Katy Perry pictured at The Ninth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani, Wall Street on December 3, 2013 in New York City.

Katy Perry poses in the photo room during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam.

Katy Perry attends the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam.

Katy Perry is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on October 30, 2013 in Narita, Japan.

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Katy Perry leaves the 'Colette' store on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France.

Katy Perry attends the 'Mademoiselle C' cocktail party at Pavillon Ledoyen on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France

Katy Perry arrives at the 'L'Avenue' restaurant on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France.

Katy Perry attends the Chanel show at Grand Palais during Paris Fashion Week on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France.

Katy Perry poses in the iHeartRadio music festival photo room on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas.

Katy Perry is seen outside 'Good Morning Americaon' September 6, 2013 in New York City.

Katy Perry attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in New York.

Katy Perry enters the Z100 Studios on August 12, 2013 in New York.

Katy Perry arrives at the Premiere 'Smurfs 2' at Regency Village Theatre on July 28, 2013 in California.

Katy Perry at the 2013 'Met Ball' in New York.

Katy Perry at Mademoiselle C screening at Paris Fashion Week - October 2013

Katy Perry in Giambattista Valli at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - 27 April 2013

Katy Perry in Bottega Veneta at 'Kinky Boots' musical, New York - 01 May 2013

Katy Perry in Vera Wang at 2013 Delete Blood Centre Gala - 1 May 2013

Katy Perry at Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby Opening Cocktail Party, New York, - 30 April 2013

Katy Perry at Chanel at Paris Fashion Week - October 2013

Katy Perry in Emanuel Ungaro out and about in Paris - October 2013

Katy Perry In Alice + Olivia at ‘Killer Queen’ Berlin Perfume Launch - 25 September 2013

Katy Perry in House of Holland on‘The late night show with Jimmy Fallon’ - 10 October 2013

Katy Perry in Emanuel Ungaro at 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

Kate Perry in Monique Lhuillier at Smurfs 2? Cancun Photocall - 22 April 2013

Katy Perry in Dolce & Gabbana at 'The Smurfs 2' film photocall, Cancun - 22 April 2013

July 2012: 'Part of Me' Premiere in London

August 2012: GHD Campaign

June 2012: The Tonight Show

June 2012: West End in London

May 2012: Billboard Music Awards

April 2012: Coachella

April 2012: Kid's Choice Awards

March 2012: Paris Fashion Week

January 2012: Sans Russell (But Extra Katy!)

December 2011: With Russell


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