Little Mix"s Leigh-Anne steps out in red hot pants… with cycling shorts underneath

That's one way to protect your modesty! Little Mix's Leigh-Anne steps out in red hot pants… with cycling shorts underneath

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09:02 GMT, 25 July 2012

The Little Mix girls are known for their relative modesty compared to some of their pop contemporaries.

But it seems that some members are prepared to take somewhat odd measures at times to ensure they don't bare too much skin.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock left the Capital FM studio in London last night wearing shiny micro red hot pants, with lace-trimmed cycling shorts underneath.

Preserving her dignity Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock wore cycling shorts under hot pants as she exited Capital FM's London studio last night

Preserving her dignity Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock wore cycling shorts under hot pants as she exited Capital FM's London studio last night

The 19-year-old also showed off her new shoulder-length straight hair as she exited the building, grinning as she did so.

She admitted in a recent radio interview that she chooses to add the extra layer to ensure that she doesn't flash 'too much cheek.'

Despite the precaution Leigh-Anne still showed off a lot of leg, but kept things casual by opting for flat tan lace-up boots.

New style: The 19-year-old also showed off her new shoulder-length straight hair as she exited the building, grinning as she did so

New style: The 19-year-old also showed off her new shoulder-length straight hair as she exited the building, grinning as she did so

New style: The 19-year-old also showed off her new shoulder-length straight hair as she exited the building, grinning as she did so

Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson both wore shorts as well, but since theirs weren't quite as brief as Leigh-Anne's they didn't follow suit by wearing two pairs.

The others aren't without their own quirks however, as Jade revealed in a radio interview that Perrie Edwards likes to eat dog food.

She said: 'She likes dog biscuits and I'm sure she eats dog food even though I haven't seen her do it,'

Didn't follow suit: Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson both wore shorts as well, but only one pair each

Didn't follow suit: Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson both wore shorts as well, but only one pair each

'She told me she likes cat food too!'

Meanwhile Perrie may be the envy of millions of girls around the world for dating One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik, but the Little Mix girls have a big confession – they would rather snooze than woo their loved ones.

As well as the pop pairing of Malik and Edwards, two of the girls are dating members of Diversity – with Jade Thirlwall coupled with Sam Craske and Jesy Nelson romancing Jordan Banjo.

Adapting to the celebrity lifestyle: Jesy recently opened up about she and her boyfriend, Diversity's Jordan Banjo, managed their busy schedules

Adapting to the celebrity lifestyle: Jesy recently opened up about she and her boyfriend, Diversity's Jordan Banjo, managed their busy schedules

With their conflicting schedules making it a headache to spend regular time together, Nelson told DJs Jagger and Woody on Real Radio Wales:

'We just make the effort to see each other and I actually prefer it to be honest. Because I think when you do see them it’s more special.'

However, Jade added: 'Really what happens is because you both work so late, you see them on the night-time. Then you’re too tired and you go to bed and you’re like, “Oh well, never mind.”'

Unusual habit: Jade Thirlwalll revealed that Perrie Edwards eats dog biscuits

Unusual habit: Jade Thirlwalll revealed that Perrie Edwards eats dog biscuits

Unusual habit: Jade Thirlwalll revealed that Perrie Edwards eats dog biscuits

Edwards had previously said about her relationship to Malik: 'Obviously we are together, and everyone knows that now. I'm really, really happy.

'It's kind of good (to have a busy career), in a good way. We think it's better! You're more understanding because you 'get it' and it's more exciting when you see each other.'