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Jessica Alba: I own my sexiness

Jessica Alba has learned to "own" her sexiness through fashion and motherhood.

The actress is widely admired for her stunning good looks and up-to-date wardrobe. Jessica admits she wasn't always so confident about her appearance, but having two daughters helped boost her self-esteem.

"Now that I'm older, I've learned how to own it, but I'm still not very overt. There are some women who dress for men. I dress for myself," she told the latest edition of US magazine Marie Claire. "It took me some time to get here. Being a mom and feeling grown-up have helped. Now if I'm going to wear something short, it has to have a high neck or a little sci-fi toughness to it, an edge."

Jessica relies on stylist Brad Goreski to ensure she is always camera ready.

Although the 31-year-old is eager to follow the latest trends, her outfits need to be practical due to her demanding lifestyle.

"I'm not going to wear stilettos, for example - even kitten heels are kind of pushing it - during the day. I wear boots, ballet flats and sneakers, but mostly boots. They're stable, easy to wear," she explained.

Although Jessica wants to look good, she isn't interested in topping polls with her fashion choices.

She is reluctant to have too much focus placed on her appearance.

"I like to get positive attention," she added. "But if I have a choice between someone noticing in a negative way what I'm wearing and going, 'What was she thinking?' or someone not noticing what I'm wearing, I would rather not make a statement at all and just have a good conversation instead."

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