Jessica Biel Covers Elle, Talks Pink Wedding Dress and Swimming Naked with Justin

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Biel fronts Elle's January issue.

In a curve-hugging stud-embellished Dior dress, with her stunning sweet-meets-sultry stare, Jessica Biel is the epitome of fierce on the cover of Elle.

Blunt bangs, glamorous chestnut waves and red hot nails, Biel fronts the fashion mags January issue, posing with some of fashion’s greatest visionaries, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Louboutin, and Giambattista Valli, for the dramatic feature shots.

In the issue, Biel discusses the decision behind her buzzed-about pink wedding gown, honeymoon bliss and JT’s pie baking skills.

On her powder pink gown, Biel says, “I wanted the dress to be very romantic and feminine and a shape that I very rarely wear. I have never been crazy about all-white wedding dresses, for me at least. [Giambattista Valli] had created that same fabric in a fuchsia-and-pink combination for a dress in a previous collection, and I asked him if he could create that same pattern in a white combination, and he suggested pink. It was a bit of a leap of faith at the time, but it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. [Putting it on], I felt like I had made the right choice. I felt elegant. And it moved like a dream.”

The newlywed gushes, “[Marriage] means always having someone there to open the pickle jar…to share the ups and downs with, have adventures with. Someone to go swimming naked with. That kind of thing.”

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On Justin Timberlake’s domestic side, Biel says, “He bakes pies. He’s Southern, so he’s got all this influence from his grandma. He does a three-layer pie…and blueberry crunch cake, which is pretty unbelievable. It doesn’t happen all that often, thank God. Otherwise, it would be a big problem.”

Pick up the January issue on newsstands nationwide December 18th!