Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson wishes she could wear "big gowns".

The 'Affair' actress would love to done a spectacular dress for a red carpet events, but doesn't think they look right on her petite frame.

She said: "There are certain things I would love to rock on the red carpet, which I probably can't.

"Like I love big gowns, these massive outfits, but I drown in too much material so I can't really wear them. You have to be tall and long enough to wear one of those big model-type outfits."

While some stars don't enjoy dressing up for the red carpet, the 34-year-old actress embraces the chance to show off something spectacular.

She told People Style: "It's enjoyable to wear these outfits, and you get the opportunity to wear some brilliant clothes."

And Ruth admits she is more "brave" with her ensembles than she used to be, having gone through a "boring" phase.

Discussing how her style has changed, she said: "Maybe I've been more brave. When I first started I was wearing very different outfits and some things that were really fun, and then I went through a bit of a boring phase, and now I want to get back to having a bit of fun with it."

But the 'I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House' actress hasn't always looked polished on the red carpet, and is still haunted by an "awful" pink high street dress she wore to the Moet Mirage party at the Opera Holland Park in London nine years ago.

She admitted: "There's a photo that exists somewhere of me in this awful bright pink dress that I bought from somewhere like Zara or H&M or something and I was wearing a black beret with it. I look sort of bizarre. I look like a school girl from Mars."