Lea Michele loves ''fabulous'' mini dresses.

The 'Glee' actress thinks a ''cute'' short gown makes for the perfect party dress, and she advises keeping make-up and accessories to a minimum to set the outfit off in the best way.

She said: ''The perfect party dress is a cute mini. But it has to stand on its own, you shouldn't need a lot of accessories, hair or make-up.

''Something that you can just throw on and it's fabulous in its own sense.''

Lea also thinks it is important to choose an outfit that is comfortable.

She added to People: ''You can't say, 'If I suck this part in or don't eat!'''

However, the actress knows a mini dress isn't always appropriate and her favourite ever red carpet gown made her feel like a ''princess''.

She said: ''I really loved [my dress] at the first Golden Globes I attended. I had this beautiful black Oscar de la Renta gown that I wore.

''I felt like a princess that day and it just felt so perfect for that event.''