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Carey Mulligan: I enjoy dressing up

Carey Mulligan doesn't like to wear revealing clothes as she's too self-conscious.

The British actress' style choices wow just as much as her film roles, and she always manages to look both feminine and edgy at showbiz events.

Carey, 29, became synonymous with her blonde pixie crop, but she's gone dark again and is now wearing her hair in a grown out bob. Getting her pick of designer outfits is one of the star's favourite parts of her job.

"I'd never worn any fancy clothes before so I certainly enjoy that aspect, but I'm so reserved," Carey told British magazine Hello! "I like outfits that come to my knee and aren't too tight or revealing. I'm too self-conscious of my body and my appearance.

"I hate the idea of standing in front of a hundred people while they take my picture. It's a nightmare and I feel so uncomfortable. Maybe I've improved a little, but any time I'm on the red carpet I lose all sense of myself. I find it so odd. I know it sounds like a weird contradiction, but I never went into acting for all eyes on me."

To prove this love for more demure outfits, Carey opted for a shin-skimming sparkly Dior Haute Couture gown for the London premiere of her new movie, Far From the Madding Crowd, earlier this month.

She posed alongside her handsome co-star Matthias Schoenaerts, who looked cool in a charcoal suit paired with a black T-shirt.

The movie also stars Juno Temple, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge and hits cinemas next month.

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