Cheryl Cole for InStyle July 2013 cover shoot in Dolce & Gabbana dress

Cheryl Cole for InStyle July issue

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Wowing on our July cover shoot, Cheryl Cole reveals all to InStyle about X Factor, Girls Aloud and hitting 30…

Speaking to InStyle, the former X Factor judge said: "The last X Factor series I did was too hard for me. I wasn’t right in my mind enough to give it everything and be focused. And I wasn’t strong enough mentally."

Striking a pose in a smouldering Dolce & Gabbana raffia cropped top and skirt, Cheryl showed off her super toned figure.

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Find out what Cheryl had to say about Simon Cowell, her Girls Aloud bandmates, relationships and turning 30, only in the July issue of InStyle out on Thursday.

WATCH CHERYL'S INSTYLE SHOOT, BELOW...