Shailene Woodley: I Didn't Become an Actress to Wear Designer Gowns

05/02/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

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It’s no secret that Shailene Woodley prefers comfort to couture (she did wear running shoes to a Golden Globes afterparty), but in the latest issue of ASOS magazine, she really hammers the fact home.

“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.”


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Kasee on

Loved her Valentino gown, she described it perfectly

Ari on

Good for her for sticking to her guns and not giving in the the crazy pressure to be something you’re not. She has great style when she wants to turn it on,

Maxwellhouse Simpson Dude on

We need more uplifting stories about beautiful”people” like Shailene Woodley and Amanda Seyfried… But it would be nice to see a story about Kay Panabaker she’s cute too… Her and Shailene look like sisters sort of…

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Wen on

It is so refreshing to see someone that is not fake and full of themselves. A lot of these superficial actresses today could learn a lesson from this girl. GOOD FOR HER!

esymmons on

so who is she?

AdB on

She does lack good clothing taste. But oh well, that’s what stylists are for.

Amy on

I wish more young girls would dress in sweats and baggy sweaters instead of dressing like mini hookers.

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Tim on

It’s funny, Kristen Stewart made similar remarks at the beginning when Kristen was ripped to pieces for her dressing and wearing sneakers. Kristen said that she did not know anything about fashion and did not have a lot of clothes in her closet. Websites also said that stylists did not want to work with Kristen because she did not like fashion and makeup. Kristen was harshly criticized and although she has been learning as she has grown up she is still kind of a rebel. Nobody criticizes Shailene. Weird.

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