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Reese Witherspoon abides by Southern style etiquette

Reese Witherspoon's grandmother taught her that it's impolite to wear red, black or white to a wedding.

Reese Witherspoon can't help but follow the Southern etiquette when it comes to her personal style.

The Wild actress always wears glamorous outfits on the red carpet, stepping out in gowns by Elie Saab, Versace and Oscar de la Renta.

But when it comes to attending other special occasions, Reese finds herself drawn to her Southern roots, having grown up in Nashville, Tennessee.

"If I'm a guest at a wedding, I have these rules my grandmother taught me," she told U.K. Marie Claire magazine. "You don't wear black, white or red, because it isn't a funeral, you aren't the bride and you don't want to look too much. I try to find something floral and light to wear with a block heel. I'm only 5ft 2in, so I love to wear heels."

Reese has reflected her own personal appreciation of Southern style through her fashion line Draper James, which she launched in 2015. The range features cotton dresses with floral and fruit prints, as well as slogan T-shirts and a range of handbags and accessories, with the 41-year-old designing with a diverse range of body shapes in mind.

"When you’re a female designer you know how women want to feel. They don't want something that clings to them or makes them feel lumpy or bumpy. That's why I love the '50s fit-and-flare silhouette, it's really flattering on different body types," she shared.

In addition to her film career and fashion business, Reese is raising three children; daughter Ava, 17, son Deacon, 13, and four-year-old Tennessee. And the busy star always tends to have some go-to outfits on hand.

"My everyday look right now is shorts, a floral top and big gold earrings. I also love cat-eye sunglasses with bright frames," said Reese.

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