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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.

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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.”

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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!”

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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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