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Shailene Woodley: I Didn’t Become an Actress to Wear Designer Gowns
“My style … consists of sweats, sweats and sweats,” she shares. “Big baggy jeans — specifically jeans that you find in thrift stores that are obviously not made for women — those are the best because they’re super-comfy. And I love baggy sweaters, too.”
Her fashion favorites are a far cry from the dresses she wore on the red carpet this awards season. “The one thing that did get annoying was the constant use of makeup and fancy dresses,” she admits of the January and February shows. “It’s turned from this world of cinema to, ‘You’re not pretty enough, not skinny enough, not best-dressed enough.’ But I didn’t do The Descendants to wear a designer’s dress and a lot of makeup and get points from the fashion police.”
Still, she defends her fashion choices — particularly the Valentino Couture gown she wore to the Oscars. “A lot of people didn’t like it. But to me it felt classy and elegant and that’s what I think of when I think of the Oscars. It still represented who I am,” she says.
So who does she turn to for the occasional fashion inspiration? “Emma Watson kills it on the red carpet,” she says. “But she wears things that I could never — or ever want to — wear, so I think that’s why I admire her so much.”
And fictionally speaking? “I think Pocahontas always looked amazing, because she wore a tasteful amount of nakedness on her, and it was great and looked just so comfortable,” Woodley shares. “I would love to walk around the way she walked around.”