Gabourey Sidibe Likes Bras That ‘Don’t Make You Feel Like a Church Lady’

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The secret’s out about her underwear! Gabourey Sidibe is a girl who always keeps it real about everything from her film roles to fashion. Now she’s even opening up about what she wears underneath those glam custom-made gowns.

The Empire star, 33, told Essence that she frequently gets questions about her intimate apparel. “I actually get asked about my bras all the time. It’s super weird, but I get it,” she said in an October 12 post. “Tell your … ‘friend’ that Lane Bryant has a ton of sexy and actually comfortable bras in fun colors that don’t make you feel like a church lady digging for the offering.”

Sidibe’s clothing choices are from matronly as well. “My stylist was just asked what my style is and she answered that I like to dress like a little girl. That’s not NOT true,” she continued. “I like kind of short dresses, with skirts that spin out when I twirl. I am apparently 4 years old. I think because I wasn’t able to dress how I wanted as a teenager, I’m acting out now.”

Other faves include pieces from Eloquii, African print clothing from Grass Fields and T-shirts printed with the likeness of the late rapper Notorious BIG. “When I directed my first short film, The Tale of Four, this past summer, I wore a Biggie shirt with an African skirt every day,” she said, mentioning her upcoming project with Refinery29. “I don’t know how grown-up that is, but dammit it’s what I wanted to wear!”

And while hip-hop may influence her street style picks, the American Horror Story actress sticks to a playlist filled with R&B hits while she’s getting dressed. “If it’s a low-key night out with friends, I usually listen to Rihanna and Jhene Aiko on Pandora as I do my eyeliner and mascara with a bold lip in the mirror,” she revealed. “If it’s a night of actual work, like a premiere or red carpet event, then I have my team running around beating my face and whippin’ my wig while listening to Brandy’s Pandora station. There’s a method! I’m never NOT listening to music … I can’t be left alone with my thoughts.”

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