Eva Longoria spread some Christmas cheer across the pond as she sparkled like a very chic snowflake at the Noble Gift Gala, held at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Saturday night.

The charitable actress channels the grace and beauty of the season itself in a breathtaking gown from Alberta Ferretti’s 2012 Specials Collection.

Given the frock’s decadent dose of intricate detailing, Eva makes a smart choice by opting for fresh, timeless makeup and the bare minimum of accessories.

The champagne hue perfectly complements Eva’s natural colouring and plays to red carpet trends without appearing tired.

While some stars may find the holidays an opportunity for extreme opulence, we love that Eva kept her look luxe, yet understated.

Perhaps there may have been room to add a pop of colour with a bright bangle or clutch, but overall this is a balanced and elegant holiday party choice.

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