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Emily Blunt gets confidence boost from bold outfits

Published 06/10/2016

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt doesn't like to wear outfits which feel too "girlie", instead preferring strong or bold styles.

Emily Blunt feels her best in structured silhouettes and high-waist trousers.

The British actress is busy promoting her latest film The Girl on the Train, while also juggling her home life with her actor husband John Krasinski and their two daughters, Hazel, two, and newborn Violet.

As she adjusts to her post-baby body, Emily relies on strong styles to give her a confidence boost when going for interviews or hitting the red carpet for premieres.

“For the red carpet, I like formfitting clothes,” she told U.S. InStyle magazine. “I’m not so good with the sort of ethereal, girlie, whimsical things. I tend to go for dresses that have bold cuts and strong colours.”

As she’s still nursing Violet, the 33-year-old is “off jeans” at the moment, and finds high-waisted slouchy trousers to be much more comfortable.

Emily adds that it is Hazel who gets the most enjoyment out of trying clothes on at the moment, and she loves it when stylist Jessica Paster brings outfits for the star to try on at home.

“My daughter thinks it is thrilling when my stylist comes over with racks of clothes. I always let her try on the stilettos,” she smiled.

But Emily’s natural tendency to looking put-together and lovely at all times actually proved to be a bit of a problem when she was playing Rachel Watson in The Girl on the Train. To transform into her alcoholic, depressed character, she actually had to have cheek plumpers made to make her face look puffy, and change between various bloodshot contact lenses, depending on her character’s level of intoxication.

“Kyra (Panchenko) is so talented,” Emily shared of her make-up artist. “She used grey eye shadow under my eyes to bring out the circles and a little brush to paint spider veins all over my face.”

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