Ginnifer Goodwin Fronts Lucky

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Ginnifer Goodwin is one Lucky girl.

Sporting a self-described “architecturally stunning” Vera Wang one-shoulder dress and crystal chain necklace, also by the designer, Ginnifer Goodwin is every inch the chic Hollywood star on the May cover of Lucky magazine. But inside the pages, the actress reveals herself to be a true down-home girl as she takes readers on a shopping spree through her native Memphis.

“I’ve played a lot of characters where I’ve worn something … not flattering,” admits Goodwin, who also poses in a strapless yellow Valentino dress featuring a lace bodice and accessorized by a Suzanna Dai crystal-embellished ribbon-tie necklace, Swarovski crystal gold-plated ring, and Banana Republic skinny bow belt. It’s an outfit the Big Love star’s Mormon sister-wife character wouldn’t dream of wearing.

The truth is, Goodwin knows her body and knows what looks good on her.

“I’m three different sizes,” she tells Lucky, gesturing to her tiny waist, narrow shoulders, and “womanly” hips. “I buy things that are big and tailor them down. Things look better when I embrace my body.”

Goodwin has done just that, and, accompanied by younger sister Melissa, shares some of her favorite shopping spots in Memphis, including Flashback Vintage (“We’ve been shopping here since we were young—I used to wear vintage dresses exclusively”) and Oak Hall (“They have Rag & Bone, See by Chloé, and tons of denim—personally, I like straight-leg cuts that are soft and a bit loose”).

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 It's a cinch! Goodwin belts a Valentino dress in the May issue of Lucky.

The brunette beauty also swoons over a springy pair of floral-print Stella McCartney shorts from Joseph (“I can’t believe you can get Lanvin and Stella McCartney in Memphis, but they have them here! The print on these floral shorts is so different—they’re awesome!”) and spotlights a black-and-white striped Milly sweater she found at Isabella (“When I first got interested in fashion, this is where I would come. And half my closet is composed of striped shirts”).

Of course, no shopping trip would be complete without a little break for a sweet treat, and for Goodwin, that means popping into Dinstuhl’s candy shop.

“This place is amazing, with the hands-down best chocolate in the States,” she tells Lucky. “I always bring some back for my manager.”

Like we said, a true down-home girl!

For more of Goodwin, visit Lucky online or pick up the May issue on newsstands April 5.