The monochrome trend is hot and happening. Red carpets and social events across the world are teeming with women sporting black and white like never before. It’s hard to get it wrong, but once in awhile we come across someone who gets it really, really right. Like actress Lily James as she attended the 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London on April 28.
What she wore:
Monochrome evening gown
Lily James Glows in Black & White at Laurence Olivier Awards 2013
Lily was wearing an exquisite evening gown that is impossible to hate. The strapless ivory bodice boasted a corset-style cut which ended high on the waist with a satin band. The rest of the dress was black, the column skirt beautifully draping her slender frame.
The dress has equal amounts of class and sex appeal. We’d be hard-pressed to say which quality came out on top.
Her only accessory was a vintage pendant – very dainty and reminiscent of Hollywood’s golden years.
Hair and makeup:
Soft curls; pink lips
Lily James at Laurence Olivier Awards 2013
Many monochrome looks are styled with red lips or the popular nude trend of late. We’re glad Lily took another route with strawberry pink lips. It imparted a youthful yet very classy vibe to the ensemble, mainly because it captured the essence of her. A matching blush and touch of mascara complemented the sensuous pout.
Lily James 2013 hairstyle
Finally, the piece de resistance of her look apart from the dress, her curls. Her shoulder length locks were parted off-center and curled lusciously on the ends. Bouncy but still very elegant.
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