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'New Girl' costume designer explains why Jess's style has gotten a lot sexier lately

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Last year, New Girl costume designer Deb McGuire told EW that Jess’ (Zooey Deschanel) look was going to get a whole lot sexier in season two. She wasn’t kidding.

From wearing lower-cut necklines to walking around in her bra, Jess has been less adorkable and more provocative lately.

What’s with the sexy wardrobe makeover?

“I’m really just following the lead of the writers,” says McGuire. “As you know from the storyline, there seems to be more sensuality and sexuality going on, and that will continue as the season develops.”

McGuire still scours vintage stores to dress Jess, only now she keeps an eye out for sexier pieces.

How is Deschanel is handling the increased exposure? “She is an actor, so she’s going to wear what bests suits her character. If it requires [wearing sexier clothes], that’s where she’s at,” McGuire explains. “There are ways to play with this [new look] that are definitely part of Jess’ character.”

Jess may be exploring some tighter silhouettes, but McGuire says she doesn’t intend to change her look completely. (Translation: We haven’t seen the last of those retro dresses.)

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