Adding some A-list star power to the red carpet, Charlize Theron attended the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California, held on Sunday evening.

The South African actress stood out in a strapless red Lanvin Fall 2012 peplum dress.

Looking absolutely gorgeous in the bright hue, we are rejoicing the end of Charlize’s all-black phase.

She accessorized the dress with a pair of metallic Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ heeled sandals and a gold Cartier bracelet.

I’m particularly grateful that Charlize did not opt for yet another pair of strappy black heels, a style she so often chooses, which would have been much too heavy for this particular dress.

Smoothed-out locks and sun-kissed makeup finish the look.

You can buy Charlize’s Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ sandals from Saks.com.

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