Ellie Goulding is adorable, with her shock of blond hair and semi-punky style. That's to say nothing of her unique, vibrato voice, either. But the singer showed a different side of herself, exposing her nipples in a high-drama, decadent and gothically toned spread for Fault.

It's an image and a style we've not yet seen from the 'I Need Your Love' singer. She certainly introduced us to her sexy side in fur and rich, red tones.

Goulding -- who referred to her invitation to perform at the reception for the Royal Wedding of William and Kate as, "The most crazy thing to have happened to me, it was so overwhelming and is still" -- wasn't afraid to show a little nip slip via a chain mail bra. It almost covers her up. Almost.

Check out the photos below, which are drenched in rich color tones.

This is the nipple shot. She covers her eyes and her nips ever-so-slightly. It's sexy because it's more about the suggestion and what parts you can see, as opposed to full-on exposure.

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The lady in red. She looks ready for a masquerade ball.

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With her face net and fur, Goulding channels Old Hollywood glam. Who knew she had it in her? Rawr. Look at those lips.

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Ellie is channeling Lady Gaga with that headpiece.

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