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Brie Larson also joined the chic set of starlets at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, hosted Saturday (March 1) at Santa Monica Beach in California.

Nominated for Best Female Lead for her film, ‘Short Team 12,’ the actress looked to the progressive design house of Maison Martin Margiela for her strapless black dress from the Spring 2013 collection.

Although the silhouette was simple, it was certainly still statement-making, what with the exaggerated sweetheart neckline and front slit.

She added additional polish via a gold cage bracelet, Christian Louboutin ‘Decollete’ nude pumps and a cream-coloured Smythson ‘Soho Diary’ clutch, with a casual ponytail and barely-there makeup putting forth a beach-y spin.

While I appreciate the overall direction of the look, I still wish it had delivered a slightly more figure-flattering fit at some angles.

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