Eva Mendes thinks dresses are the ''easiest'' outfits to wear.

The 'Training Day' beauty - who has 12-month-old daughter Esmeralda with partner Ryan Gosling - has admitted she favours dresses as she's ''lazy'' and wants something she can quickly pull on.

Speaking on the Wendy Williams Show, she said: ''I love designing dresses and clothes ... Dresses are my favourite. Don't you find it easier [with dresses]? I'm not anti-jeans or pants; it's just easier. I'm lazy, I want fast; it's just a zipper and you're done.

''Jeans are not comfortable. We do make a nice soft pant sometimes and that's comfortable but jeans can be a little restrictive.''

Meanwhile, the 41-year-old star - who has her own clothing line with New York & Company - previously joked that sweatpants were the number one reason for divorce in the United States.

She said: ''You can't do sweatpants... ladies, number one cause of divorce in America, sweatpants, no!

''I love a soft pant, so I make sure they're included in every collection. But if you see me in jeans it's probably because all my skirts are at the dry cleaners or just dirty.

''I mean, I think jeans are really uncomfortable actually - aren't they? 'I always prefer a boyfriend jean, but I found those to be restrictive, too.''