There was a time when Carey Mulligan wore Prada religiously, but she kicked her Prada habit to explore other designers towards the end of last year.

This weekend she returned to her favourite brand when she received the ‘Breakthrough Performance Award’ at the 2011 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala.

Sporting platinum blonde hair she teamed her eggplant textured metallic Prada belted dress with black patent YSL heels, and a Cartier white gold and diamond ring.

Carey had often been quoted as saying that she loves Prada because the cut flatters her pear shaped figure.

This dress is the perfect example of that as the bodice is fitted with a belt to cinch in the waist and the loose skirt skims her hips.

I think this is the perfect look for Carey, but let’s hope she steps out of her comfort zone during Awards Season and gives us some jaw-dropping moments.

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