Tuesday night the lovely Kate Beckinsale once again appeared on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.’

The ‘Total Recall’ star went with understated elegance for her on-air look, choosing an Elie Saab dress from the 2012 Pre-Fall collection.

When done correctly, a one shoulder dress can provide just the right amount of intrigue, which a weathered designer like Saab is certainly capable of. The dress itself fit Beckinsale like a glove, but it was her hair and shoes that I feel didn’t do the frock justice.

Although Beckinsale looks beautiful with large, loose curls, wearing her hair over the revealed shoulder makes the dress appear awkward and incomplete. A look like this begs for an updo, which would show off the silhouette of the dress.

While I appreciate the elegance of simplicity, a higher shoe with a small amount of embellishment would have amped up the entire ensemble and made the knee-length hemline more flattering.

There is nothing agregiously wrong with Beckinsale’s ‘Tonight Show’ choices, but I believe that the actress is certainly capable of more.

Do you think this is one of Kate Beckinsale’s better looks? Or were you hoping for something with a little more style know-how?

You can buy Kate’s Elie Saab dress from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman

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