Elizabeth Olsen trying to leave her conservative side behind

8th May 16 | Fashion

Elizabeth Olsen is doing her best to embrace her sexy side, as she has always erred on the side of conservative.

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen is trying to feel confident about her sexiness.

The 27-year-old actress has been wowing in some incredible ensembles while promoting her latest movie Captain America: Civil War. One such look saw her don a plunging white gown for the London premiere of the superhero movie - an outfit which appeared to thoroughly impress her co-star Chris Evans.

But the star has admitted that her sultry side is something she has had to work to accept.

"I've been very conservative, but I'm trying to allow myself to feel confident with being sexy," Elizabeth told Elle Canada magazine.

When she was younger, she chose to shop in the boys' department at Gap, leaving with cargo shorts and flannel shirts because she enjoyed feeling "tough".

She also went through a phase of dressing like Diane Keaton's eponymous character Annie Hall, with blazers and suspenders.

Now though, Elizabeth is slowly getting used to wearing dresses on the red carpet and is comfortable being more feminine in her style choices.

"Now I like being a woman and I like wearing dresses, but my comfort zone isn't frilly and girlie," she said.

Elizabeth also revealed that learning to accept her power as a woman has taken time, but she thinks that doing this is different for everyone.

"Diane Keaton is sexy as hell, and I haven't seen her neck in years," she added. "I think feeling empowered as a woman is so different for each person. It's a personal preference."

Elizabeth reprises her role as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in the new Captain America movie, which sees Chris back as the shield-wielding hero.

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