Nicole Kidman is "less interested" in fashion now she has a child.

The Australian actress - who has two-year-old daughter Sunday Rose with country music star Keith Urban, as well as two adopted children, Bella, 18, and Connor, 15, with ex-husband Tom Cruise - was into style more when she was younger and believes having a kid has made her fashion-sense simpler.

She said: "Because I have a child now, I dress much simpler these days. When I was in my 20s the thing I loved was fashion. I loved to get really dressed up.

"I think I'm less interested in fashion now and more interested in simple chic. I still think it's important to have some sense of 'not letting yourself go' though. You've got to make an effort, even after you have a child and even after you're married."

The 43-year-old beauty thinks her initial interest in fashion came as a child when her mother would dress her up.

She told website Manchester Confidential: "When I was a little girl my mum would dress me up like a doll, put bows in my hair and take me to Flea markets where she'd find beautiful things.

"She was also a seamstress so she would make me a lot of clothes. That's probably when I fell in love with clothes and the idea of dressing up."