Ashley Roberts In Manning Cartell - National Television Awards 2014

Former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts took to the red carpet last night for the National Television Awards 2014 (January 22), held at the O2 Arena in London

Wearing an on-trend metallic dress by Manning Cartell for the occasion, the TV presenter made a striking turn at the event.

Having seen Ashley in a mix of long flowing gowns and sexy mini dresses in the past, it was great to see her experiment with a new look.

Ashley is also one of the first stars we’ve spotted trailing the new season’s key metallic trend so cedit where credits due, but I can’t help but feel Ashley suits more feminine dresses rather than this directional turn.

Ashley’s mix of a dark purple lip and slicked back hair feels too severe. To be fair, it suits the modernity of the dress but a softer lip shade would have been much more flattering.

I do however love the combination of the midi length and split – it’s so much more sexy showing a subtle flash of flesh don’t you think?

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