Following numerous embarrassing pictures of a knicker-less Britney Spears out of the town celebrating her 25th birthday, the singer has promised to cover up and tone things down in the new year.

After her decision to divorce second husband Kevin Federline, Brit has been seen revelling in her new-found freedom along with serial party girl Paris Hilton.

Outfits chosen for her clubbing onslaught included extremely revealing dresses, no underwear and even stockings shared with Paris.

But after seeing pictures of her splashed across the world, Britney has promised fans that there will be "a new me" in 2007.

In a message posted on her website, the singer wrote: "It's been so long since I've been out on the town with friends. It's also been two years since I've even celebrated my birthday.

"Every move I make at this point has been magnified more than I expected, and I probably did take my new found freedom a little too far."

Commenting on the infamous crotch-flashing photos, she joked: "Thank God for Victoria's Secrets' new underwear line!"

And for her fans who have No Doubt been longing for her to make headlines for her music rather than her partying antics, she added that there will be "new music" coming soon.

07/12/2006 16:49:34