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Kristen Bell on Sharing Her 'Taped Nipple' Emmys Secret: 'I Believe in Authentic Honesty'

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Kristen Bell is getting candid about her style secrets.

In an honest conversation with Cynthia Nixon, Tracee Ellis Ross and Michelle Monaghan, the actresses discussed the topics of diversity, sexism and physical appearance in the television industry.

“You can go insane being focused on all this stuff,” Ross stated in a filmed debate for NET-A-PORTER’s digital magazine, The EDIT, of being focused on the exterior. “There’s so many other things to think about — like, a lot. Although, I really do like looking good.”

Photograph by Victor Demarchelier, Courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.com

“An interest or fashion or beauty does not need to diminish one’s intellect at all,” Bell, 36, chimed in, and added, “But again, it’s the talking about all these issues that fixes them.”

The Good Place actress then went on to share a story about dressing for the Emmys, and why she chose to reveal on social media that she depended on tape to complete her look.

“For the Emmys, I wore this beautiful dress and you couldn’t wear a bra, and I took Leukoflex tape and I taped my nipple to my shoulder. It was beautiful, the image was beautiful,” Bell shared of the post-surgical tape.

“And then I thought, I really believe in authentic honesty. I’m going to put this on social media. And I posted a picture and I circled my nipple and I said, ‘This is now up here. Thank you Leukoflex.’ I got so many questions about it. Which, to be honest, I was very happy to answer.”

She added: “What I chose to do at the time was to be very honest and open about it.”

Photograph by Victor Demarchelier, Courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.com

PEOPLE previously reported that Bell chose her floor-length, taupe-colored look, which featured a full skirt, plunging neckline, and an all-over embroidered floral pattern, for the 2016 awards because, “I wanted to do something more, I don’t know, whimsical than I’ve ever done before,” she told E! at the time. “And this pattern was perfect. It’s very comfortable.”

To see The EDIT’s full interview with Cynthia Nixon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kristen Bell and Michelle Monaghan go to https://www.net-a-porter.com/magazine/378/13 and or download the free EDIT app at the App Store and Google Play.