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Laura Carmichael: Downton Abbey made me scruffy

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Laura Carmichael: Downton Abbey made me scruffy

Laura Carmichael says starring in 'Downton Abbey' has made her own style "scruffier".

The 29-year-old actress - who plays Lady Edith Crawley in the period drama - has admitted that because she was always immaculately dressed during filming, she's become lazier with fashion in real life.

She explained: "I think 'Downton' has made me scruffier. On set everything is perfect so when I'm not filming I wear baggy jeans and comfy jumpers."

Laura also spoke about Edith's changing appearance and confessed she loved dressing up in outfits from the different decades they were portraying.

She shared: "In the first series we wore hobble skirts. They were tapered at the ankle so if you tried to walk anywhere quickly it was hilarious. Plus we had very flattening corsets. So when the 20s came about I felt free. I loved the workwear and the glitzy drop-waist dresses."

The blonde beauty was even given a memento on her last day of filming.

Laura told InStyle magazine: "On our final day the designers said I could keep a vintage purse. It's 100 years old with the most delicate beading. I'm going to treasure it forever."