Country singer Miranda Lambert is known for a lot of things: her killer voice, her hunky husband, and most recently her 20-pound weight loss. In Marie Claire’s January issue, the 31-year-old opens up and gets real with us about all of these topics. But first thing’s first, let’s talk about the fashion.

Lambert covers the January issue wearing a stunning light blue dress. Lambert looks gorgeous as she rocks more of a natural beauty look than we’re used to seeing. Inside, we see the starlet wearing pieces such as a short blake dress and stunning floral skirt. Each photo shows off just a little of Lambert’s assets, whether it’s her lean legs or toned arms. Her confidence to show off her goods might come from her 20-pound weight loss. However, Lambert wants everyone to know, that when it comes to shedding the pounds, she did it for herself and not so she can be photographed looking slimmer. “When you have to walk out there in front of thousands of people, it does feel good to know that your shit’s not jiggling. I’m just like anybody else, insecure and scared of looking bad or being criticized. But everybody’s making this big, giant thing about it. It’s way too much focus on women’s bikini photos, and I hate it. Why do we care? I want women to love themselves whatever they’ve got going on,” she said.

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Someone who has always loved what Lambert had going on is fellow country singer and hubby Blake Shelton. “I’m not sunshine and roses. Blake’s the happiest person on the planet. He pulls me out of my darkness … Literally, everything is the best about being married,” she told the magazine.

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To read more from Miranda Lambert, head over to Marie Claire. Be sure to pick up your own copy of the January issue on newsstands December 15th.

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All photos by Boe Marion/Marie Claire

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