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Vanessa Hudgens: Stay chic on red carpets

Vanessa Hudgens has revealed her red carpet dressing don'ts - such as avoiding doing a "cartwheel" in a gown.

The gorgeous actress is no stranger to appearing at glitzy Hollywood events. In the midst of awards season, the stunning star has given her advice for what to avoid doing on the red carpet.

"A cartwheel... in a dress," she told MTV News.

Shailene Woodley says the secret to impressing on the red carpet is to choose practicality over style. The Descendants star thinks confidence is more likely to shine through if stars are at ease in their outfits.

"Don't wear something that's uncomfortable. Wear something that's super comfortable."

Jessica Chastain agreed with the sentiment.

"You should never wear something that makes you uncomfortable because then you look uncomfortable," she said.

"We've all done that, right? We've all been talked into something we didn't love, by our grandmothers, our aunts, my great aunt."

Viola Davis knows what poses to strike when she's standing in front of photographer. The Help star thinks being true to yourself is the best way to be.

"My big thing, I never do over-the-shoulder shots. I just don't. I think they're cheesy. I think absolutely you should be who you are, it has a huge calming effect as opposed to adding anxiety to yourself and trying to channel another persona; it really doesn't work.

"Can you imagine the over-the-shoulder, hair-flip kinda pose for myself?"

Dame Helen Mirren says a star should always be on their best behaviour when walking down a red carpet. The veteran actress believes people should embrace the attention, even if it does feel surreal.

"Don't be drunk, absolutely do not be drunk or high on anything," she said.

"Don't be nervous and do enjoy it. Think [to yourself], 'This is crazy, this is ridiculous, it's absurd, it has absolutely no place in the modern world. I'm just gonna love it.'"

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