I am a `tomboy` at heart, says singer Janet Jackson

London: Singer Janet Jackson says that she will always be a "tomboy" at heart and has only recently started enjoying wearing dresses.

The 45-year-old singer has slowly started to embrace more feminine clothing, but says that she needs the assistance of a stylist to choose glamorous outfits, reported Closer magazine.

"I`ve always been a tomboy. I have started to enjoy wearing dresses more but I am a tomboy at heart. I work with an amazing stylist, Robert Behar, who helps me when I`m going to public events. Otherwise, I just put on jeans and a
T-shirt," she said.

Jackson has seen her weight fluctuate over the years and while she is now happy with herself, she admits it can be difficult to maintain a good regime when on the road.

"I always see things I want to change and think I will always have body issues, but I am happy with where I am. I try not to call it a diet, but a lifestyle.

"It`s easy in that I get double the amount of exercise in because I try to work out before doing the two-hour show. But it`s also harder because your body doesn`t get the time to recoup what it really needs," Jackson added.