Lorde likes wearing men's clothing.

The 'Royals' singer opened up about her androgynous fashion choices and explained she's not afraid to buy men's clothes if she likes the look of them.

She said: ''I do love a perfect pair of pants, the perfect collared shirt, and I wear sneakers, heavy shoes.

''Often I'll buy a pair of men's pants or whatever. I don't discriminate in that way.''

However the 18-year-old star - who is usually seen with her trademark dark lips and long dark tresses - revealed she is increasingly drawn to feminine fashion choices as she has become more ''comfortable'' in her own skin.

She explained: ''As I get older and a little bit more comfortable in myself, I'm like: 'Yeah, I will wear that really pretty, feminine outfit', and I'll feel strong in that as well.''

The young musician has become an unlikely fashion star since smashing onto the music scene, thanks to her alternative gothic style, but admitted she still finds herself bowled over by huge celebrity events like the New York Met Gala.

Opening up to this month's Vogue Australia, she said: ''That was crazy. I've definitely never been to anything quite on that scale.

''I wanted to put all the cutlery and the plates in my handbag and leave them because they were very beautiful!''