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Whether she's on the red carpet or running errands in Los Angeles, Sofia Vergara isn't shy about flaunting her amazing bombshell curves.

"I like to dress up," the Modern Family actress tells USA Today's Weekend. "I won't leave the house without at least mascara or lipstick. I think that's a Latin thing. My mother would wake up in the morning to take us to school, and she was already putting on mascara."

But one thing is for sure: the Colombian beauty, 39, follows key style rules that allow her to show off her assets tastefully.

"In my 20s, I would have on a miniskirt and the boobs," the mom-of-one said. "Now, if I'm doing something short, I try to cover up [on top]. I'm almost 40, so I had to evolve — it's natural. I love tight dresses, but I don't do tight and short. I do tight and long."