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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whatabigbaby on

oh boo hoo hoo.

Lix on

How much do you think she pays her stylist, Rachel Zoe? I’m sure she’s not cheap!

Maggie on

Cash flow problems of the 1%. Le sigh.

mrsmass on

aren’t most of those gowns worn on the red carpet borrowed? i thought that was common knowledge.

Ridiculous on

This comment doesn’t make you more likable, Kate…it merely makes you a liar.

Librababe on

Lol, ok, glad to know I’m not the only person not buying this. We know how PR works and, these days, it’s getting harder and harder to believe what any person in the public eye says.

Jillie on

Wow you people sure do know alot about someone you have never met!

carol lange on

Kate yes you are relatable to the regular women…..NOT .Go marry your babys’ daddy and be the real you.

Apples The Mule on

Poor Kate, she can’t afford to buy every $10,000 dress she wears to a premiere. #richpeopleproblems

emma on

Oh, cry me a river. You and every other celebrity out there can definitely afford all those designer gowns etc.

Don’t make me laugh, honestly.

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