Jessica Alba may not want to be considered "sexy", but it's hard not to when she's looking like that!
The 31 year old mother of two covers the June issue of Marie Claire all while showing off her her post-baby body in a saucy little Versus number and perfectly styled hair.
Inside the mag, Jessica opens up about her style transformation and how she no long sees herself as sexy. For reals.
Here are some HIGHlights:
On being showcased in Maxim-ready looks early in her career:
"I had a show [Fox’s Dark Angel] that premiered when I was 19. And right away, everyone formed a strong opinion about me because of the way I was marketed. I was supposed to be sexy, this tough action girl. That’s what people expected…I felt like I was being objectified, and it made me uncomfortable. I wanted to be chic and elegant!"
On her former, sexier self:
"I like to get positive attention. 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."
On her style:
"I'm all about the fantasy aspect of fashion. Some days I feel more tomboy, some days I feel more feminine, some days like a warrior."
On how she has grown more assured of herself in recent years:
"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. 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."
She's made quite the transformation and we definitely approve, but there's nothing wrong with being sexy so long as you do it in a classy way.
Check out the rest of Jessica's spread (below)!
[Images courtesy of Marie Claire.]
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