Emma Watson hates following fashion trends.

The 'Harry Potter' actress - who recently beat off stiff competition from the likes of Cheryl Cole and Kate Moss to be crowned Britain's Best Dressed Female - admitted she doesn't follow the crowds because she likes to be original.

She said: "I don't follow trends much, because I don't like to dress like everybody else. I think that's why I hate trends, actually. But I do like to read fashion magazines so I don't feel so isolated.

"I think my own style is classic and simple. I try to be elegant, but at the same time laid back and relaxed. If what you're not feeling what you're wearing or if you're not sure, don't wear it."

Despite having fronted campaigns by iconic British label Burberry in the past, the 20-year-old beauty claimed she has had her fair share of fashion disasters.

Emma added to Mexico's Seventeen magazine: "I've ripped dresses, the air has blown my skirt up, I've had bad spray tans. Actually one time my hands were orange because of a fake tan! I exfoliated them to remove the colour, but there isn't really much you can do in those cases! It was hilarious."