Kate Hudson: 'I Can't Afford to Buy' the Dresses I Wear on Red Carpets!

11/12/2013 at 12:19 PM ET

Kate Hudson Harper's BazaarCourtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Kate Hudson may be known for her red carpet glamour (some major moments can be seen here, here and here — and they also happen to be her favorites from the last year) but she wants to set the record straight on one thing: Those gowns go back the minute she takes them off.

“People think we own all these dresses,” she says in the December/January issue of Harper’s Bazaar, “but we borrow them! I can’t afford to buy that stuff. There are certain things I splurge on, but it’s very rare, especially when you have two kids and school tuition. I’m not a big high-end fashion shopper. I wish I could, but the truth is things are just so expensive.”

RELATED PHOTOS: See more beautiful (and borrowed?) gowns in Last Night’s Look!

She credits some of that frugal attitude to being raised right by Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and she always keeps it in mind when she’s thinking about her own fashion partnerships, with Ann Taylor and Fabletics (so far). “I really think that if I’m going to put my effort into something, I want to reach a larger amount of women, where they can afford the things I’m selling,” she says. “Especially with the economy. It doesn’t make sense to me anymore.”

To learn about her red carpet style crushes (they’re pretty similar to ours), her take on increasingly naked pop stars and the way she stays in shape even she’s not in the mood, check out the story on HarpersBazaar.com or in the new issue, on stands Nov. 26.

Are you surprised that she saves on clothes? Have you checked out her collections?

–Alex Apatoff

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LuvLeeRita on

I can’t afford the magazine’s she graces. She’s so full of herself and BS. More reasons not to like this hag. Let’s talk about what the average person can’t afford anymore like basic necessities, food, clothes, shelter, medical insurance…

junebug on

Just because she is worth millions doesn’t mean she spends thousands on a dress that she will wear once. Most the designers dress these women for the red carpets so that the dress is seen and bought by others. I love how you all say you don’t believe her…..how do you know if she is lying…and I am sure if she was to say yes I have millions and have millions of dollars worth of clothes I wear once you would all still have negative things to say….! She has kids and I am sure private school isn’t cheap !

LuvLeeRita on

Junebug, give us a freakin’ break, REALLY? Reality check please!!!

junebug on

Also to everyone whinning that they can’t even afford the magazines she is on….her is a suggestion…stop with the pity party go back to school and get a better job and stop blaming others for your problems!

Fashion Lady on

But she’s spotted all the time in Jimmy Choo. . .

theyknow on

We really cant sit here and say that she can afford something just b/c she makes millions. We dont know what her money is tied up in or what expenses she has. Alot of people who are rich act like they are not and that is how they stay rich. If she says she cant afford them, then she cant afford them!!

Tracy on

She picked the wrong words. She can afford to buy them (obviously) but she chooses not to. We have all said the wrong words before. Don’t give her a hard time because she is smart with her money.

LierLier on

If she can afford to buy a $5 mill home, she can afford a red carpet dress

MKM on

She wasn’t raised with a silver spoon. Did you ever see her or Oliver in the spotlight before they were adults? Did you know their names before they worked to earn the name for themselves? Sure their family name opened the doors, but they’re hard working actors– and funny! She’s trying to keep her life grounded. The Lindsay Lohans, Miley Cyruses and Amanda Byneses of the industry could take notes from her attitude.

Kudos to her and Matt and Chris for spending money on TUITION for a quality EDUCATION for her boys.

Kristen on

‘I prefer not to Buy’ the Dresses I Wear on Red Carpets!
That’s what she should have said & perhaps she would have avoided all of this negative backlash.

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