Zooey Deschanel wears tights all year round.

The 31-year-old beauty - who is one of the faces of Rimmel make-up alongside Kate Moss and Sophie Ellis Bextor - does not worry about the climate when putting on her hosiery because she wears them as a "safety blanket" and it means she can do cartwheels whenever she likes.

She said: "I am a year round tights girl. I will wear tights even if it is 100 degrees outside. Tights are my safety blanket.

"In them, I know I do a sweet row of cartwheels anytime, anywhere, without anyone catching a glimpse of my knickers."

However, the actress-and-singer is troubled by the issue of "bunchy" tights too big for her skinny ankles, and wants more manufacturers to consider The Plight of smaller women.

She added: "My biggest complaint with tights is that they do not accommodate skinny-ankled people like myself. We are tired of being judged for having bunchy tights. We don't want to be held accountable for our lazy stockings!

"If you're listening, hear our skinny ankle pleas, and make some tights with a little more snap around our well turned heels."

Despite being known for her delicate features, Zooey has previously confessed she doesn't always want to play "pretty" characters in movies.

She said: "I like getting to be unselfconscious - I don't really feel so comfortable playing just, like a pretty girl."