Jessica Biel regrets that she dressed 'so sexy all the time' when she was younger

Jessica Biel, like many of us, has looked back on her wardrobe and cringed. Unlike many of us, her every outfit is captured on film. Every. Single. One.

But The Sinner star, now 36, is good-natured about it, and she even spoke about her biggest fashion regret in an interview for InStyle.

“I wish I would’ve explored some different shapes, and not gone so sexy all the time,” Biel told The Nutcracker and the Four Realms actress and Biel fan Ellie Bamber in the new issue. “I think if you look at some of my earlier choices, maybe it didn’t need to always be about the body. I know it’s a vibe that you feel when you’re young, but still that’s what I would’ve done a little differently.”

PHOTOS: Jessica Biel's style transformation

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July 1998

Jessica attends the "Halloween H20" premiere, showing off those pesky tan lines once again.

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July 1998

Jessica attends the

July 1998

Biel chooses a much more casual outfit for the

September 1998

Jessica wore a leather jacket to the premiere of

November 1998

At the First Annual TV Guide Awards, Jessica went for all black - from her eyes to her heels!

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August 1999

Biel chose a super casual look for the Teen Choice Awards: a plain white tank!

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August 2001

Jessica matched her shoes to her dress at the premiere of "Summer Catch."

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October 2002

We love the new darker shade of Jessica's hair here at the "Rules of Attraction" premiere.

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June 2003

It's all about comfort as Jessica walks her pup in bright green sneakers.

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October 2001

Jessica and then boyfriend Chris Evans were no-fuss at this party for PlayStation.

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September 2004 

Jessica wore this pretty aqua embellished dress to the premiere of "Cellular."

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December 2004

A visit to MTV’s TRL brought out embellished shoulders, and we're loving it!

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July 2005

Jessica's hair and dress are all glam at the “Stealth” premiere.

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January 2006

Biel was stunning in this black gown at a Golden Globes after party.

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October 2006

We can see the fashionista emerging at the premiere of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning."

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November 2006

Jessica wore this gorgeous nude dress to the GQ Man of the Year Awards.

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February 2009

Biel is a vision in pink and red at the “Valentines Day” premiere.

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March 2010 

We love this look: from the patterned dress to the black accents, and that perfect pop of pink for lipstick!

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October 2011

There is a LOT going on with these shoulders on Jessica's dress at the 28th Annual Night of Stars.

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January 2012

The pale shade of this dress looks divine against Biel's dark hair at the Golden Globes.

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August 2012

Jessica looked stunning while visiting “Good Morning America.”

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August 2012

At the premiere for “Total Recall,” Jessica was sweet in pink.

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August 2012 

Bold and backless, Biel looked gorgeous in Berlin.

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September 2012

Biel was radiant in a white shimmering feathered dress at the London "Total Recall" premiere.

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November 2012

Jessica attended Variety's 4th Annual Power Of Women Event, wearing this stunning blue and green floral dress.

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November 2012

Never afraid to take risks, Biel wore this sparkling ensemble to the "Hitchcock" Premiere in New York City. 

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December 2012

Biel wore this elegant black gown to the "Hitchcock" premiere at the Academy of Art and Motion.

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February 2013

Jessica attends the "Playing for Keeps" Premiere in New York City, looking absolutely radiant in this gorgeous gown.

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February 2013

Jessica and husband Justin Timberlake are a stunning couple, attending Tom Ford's show at London Fashion Week.

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January 2012

The pale shade of this dress looks divine against Biel

May 2012

Biel debuts her new bangs, and looks gorgeous in this white dress with green embellishment.

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July 2012

Jessica wore this short dress to the ESPY Awards, and we love the pop of yellow in her shoes!

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August 2012

Jessica looked stunning while visiting

August 2012

At the premiere for

August 2012

September 2012

Biel was

November 2012

Jessica attended Variety

November 2012

Never afraid to take risks, Biel wore this sparkling ensemble to the

November 2012

Biel visits David Letterman, looking nothing like a bruise in this black and blue outfit!

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December 2012

Biel wore this elegant black gown to the

February 2013

Jessica attends the

February 2013

Jessica and husband Justin Timberlake are a stunning couple, attending Tom Ford

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Biel got her start as a teen playing Mary Camden on the family drama 7th Heaven, and she’s said in the past that she felt somewhat imprisoned.

“I think I definitely sort of butted up against those limitations and those boundaries for a multitude of reasons. Because, yeah you know, you can only do so much with a particular character specifically on a show like that,” Biel said on the “Awards Chatter” podcast, per E! News. “We really had to sort of stay in the boundaries of a somewhat religious family and teaching lessons, and when ya know you’re 16, 14, 15, 16, you get to a point when you’re like, oh man, I just want to do something different. I just want to cut my hair, and I just want to dye it a different color and I can’t do all these things because I have this contract.”

She did end up cutting her hair, by the way. Biel also shocked by posing for racy photos in Gear magazine when she was just 17.

“I certainly had to apologize to Aaron Spelling,” Biel said on the podcast. “I think my entire crew and cast were, needless to say, shocked. The worst part was I had to go back to work. The thing comes out and literally I had to go back to work that next morning. Everybody was… they didn’t know if they should look me in the eye and I was just a mess. I didn’t… you’re young. You don’t mean to hurt people. You don’t mean to do this.”

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the GQ Man of the Year Awards.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel arrive at the world premiere of 'Runner Runner' in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the 2013 US Open.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are seen leaving the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the premiere of 'Inside Llewyn Davis' at The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake backstage after one of Justin's performances.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the 2013 Time 100 Gala.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake attend the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are too cute at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the Variety's 4th Annual Power Of Women Event.
Justin Timberlake smiles as Jessica Biel gives him a kiss coutside as the Los Angeles Lakers game during the NBA Playoffs.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake attend the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Met.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake attend the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend 'The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion' 2009 Costume Institute Gala at The Met.
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These days, years away from 7th Heaven, Biel has a keen sense of what looks good on her, regardless of trends, and she’s obviously got the whole style thing down. In addition to her other style cred, she’s just designed a yoga collection with Gaiam.

When she does finds herself in need of another opinion, she told InStyle that she turns to husband of six years, Justin Timberlake. He’s the person whose fashion opinion she trusts the most.

“I say, ‘Justin, does this work? What’s wrong with it? And how do I fix it?’ He is my best fashion bounce-off.”

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