Can you figure out the secret of Kate Winslet's curves?

She says she is too busy to exercise and eats whatever she wants.

But mid-way through awards season, Kate Winslet is still looking amazing on the red carpet.

Perhaps that is because the 33-year-old actress’s ample cleavage and narrow waist are being given a helping hand by American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, 48, designed the royal blue, floor-length gown with a plunging neckline that Miss Winslet chose for Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild awards where she picked up Best Supporting Actress awards for The Reader.

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Shaping up nicely: Kate Winslet in Narciso Rodriguez at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night

The figure-hugging black dress she donned a week earlier for the London premiere of Revolutionary Road was also one of his creations.

On Sunday night, Miss Winslet told the Mail she had thrown caution to the wind and stopped watching her weight during awards season.

‘As long as all of this is going on, I have stopped exercising and am eating whatever I want,’ she said.

‘That (exercise) has gone out the window for now because I haven’t got time what with awards ceremonies and film premieres in Britain, Europe and elsewhere.’

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

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Rodriguez’s gowns seem to squeeze Miss Winslet’s figure in all the right places, lifting her bust and slimming her waist.

The complex design appears to pull up the chest making it more ample while at the same time flowing flatteringly around the waistline.

The actress might also see his gowns as a lucky charm.

A pregnant Rachel Weisz was wearing one of Rodriguez’s designs when she picked up the 2006 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in The Constant Gardener.

Miss Winslet is nominated in the Best Actress category at this year’s Academy Awards for The Reader, in which she plays a former Nazi prison camp guard who has an affair with a German school boy.

Kate Winslet

No. 1 fan: Kate also wore Narciso Rodriguez to the London premiere of Revolutionary Road earlier this month

It is no surprise the mother-of-two is struggling to find time to keep in shape.

Two weeks ago she won two Golden Globe awards, in the Best Supporting Actress category for The Reader and the Best Actress category for Revolutionary Road. On Sunday night she won the SAG for The Reader, but lost out to Meryl Streep in the Best Actress section.

As well as her Oscar nod, Miss Winslet is also nominated twice in the best actress category at this year’s BAFTAs.

The Titanic star just about managed to keep her cool during her SAG award acceptance speech on Sunday night.

Following her tearful Golden Globes appearance, she maintained her composure by drawing deep breaths, closing her eyes and biting her lip.

‘I’m a bit lost for words, sorry,’ she gasped.

It is not known whether the actress will choose Rodriguez dresses for her remaining awards show appearances. And the designer Ben De Lisi is already preparing himself in case he gets asked to provide her Oscars red carpet design.

Rodriguez, who is also favoured by celebrities such as Salma Hayek and Claire Danes, shot to fame in 1996 when he designed Carolyn Bessette’s wedding dress for her marriage to John Kennedy Jr.

First Lady Michelle Obama also wore one of his creations in November last year, on the night her husband Barack was elected US president.

The Mail’s fashion editor Natalie Theo said Rodriguez’s gowns suited Miss Winslet’s curvaceous size 10 figure.

‘It’s not necessarily the system of pulleys that he has. He’s not Roland Mouret or Herve Leger,’ she said.

‘It’s just the way he cuts the dress, on the bias I think, hence the shapely look.
‘He’s like John Galliano. He is the master of simplicity. The dresses swim around the body as opposed to cling.’

Miss Winslet has previously admitted she sometimes feels fat next to other Hollywood actresses.

‘As a young girl, I never felt attractive. I was fat and unhappy at times and that kind of thinking stays with you your entire life,’ she said.

‘There's always going to be a part of me that worries about not looking as slim as other actresses.'

But she said despite struggling with her weight, she does not believe in crash diets or endless trips to the gym.

‘At a certain point, when you achieve a lot of your goals and you can be proud of your work, you start to relax more about who you are,' she said.

‘That includes your appearance and self-image - I don't think I look too bad for a mother of two.'

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