Laura Carmichael In Vionnet – 2014 SAG Awards

Laura Carmichael In Vionnet - 2014 SAG Awards

Laura Carmichael also took to the red carpet at the 2014 SAG Awards, held on Saturday evening (January 18) at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

The ‘Downton Abbey’ actress opted for an asymmetrical, draped design from Vionnet’s Spring 2014 collection.

On this occasion, I’m glad she veered from the more progressive runway version of this glittery, soft metallic-gold dress, skipping the distracting white shirt worn underneath.

She further glamorized the gown with a slate-grey Lauren Merkin ‘Lucca’ oval box clutch, Jerome C. Rousseau black strappy sandals and sparkling Rona Pfeiffer statement jewels, including a sizable wrist cuff, cocktail ring and long bauble pendant earrings.

A spit-slick updo and neutral makeup completed the look.

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Laura Carmichael In Viktor & Rolf – 2014 Golden Globes Awards

Laura Carmichael In Viktor & Rolf - 2014 Golden Globes Awards

‘Downton Abbey’ star Laura Carmichael attended the 2014 Golden Globes Awards, held at the Beverley Hilton Hotel in Beverley Hills, California on Sunday (Janaury 12).

The British actress wore a custom sleek white Viktor & Rolf column dress with sweetheart neckline and black side-panel detailing styled with a sparkling clutch and Jerome C. Rousseau shoes.

Having heavily supporting British designers on the red carpet it was a welcome change to see Laura in a Parisian powerhouse label.

The white gown was also surprising choice considering Laura’s pale complexion, but it worked. Simple and understated yet elegant and chic, what’s not to like?

But what I do I find ever so slightly disappointing about this look is the hair.

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11.12.13

Laura Carmichael In Christopher Kane – Watch What Happens Live

Laura Carmichael In Christopher Kane - Watch What Happens Live

Laura Carmichael opted to go dark again while making a guest appearance on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ to promote Season 4 of ‘Downton Abbey’ in New York City yesterday evening.

Turning to another British designer, she wore a black crepe-and-crackle-lace top and skirt from Christopher Kane’s Resort 2014 collection, which she paired with her can’t-live-without feather boots from the Fall 2013 collection.

The boots give the look an edge, but I would’ve loved to have seen her wear this look in red to allow the crackle lace on the skirt to stand out more.

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Laura Carmichael In Richard Nicoll – ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Cast Photocall

Laura Carmichael In Richard Nicoll - 'Downton Abbey' Season Four Cast Photocall

Laura Carmichael attended the ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Four cast photocall held at the Millennium Hotel in New York City yesterday evening.

The actress wore a Richard Nicoll Fall 2013 strapless midnight-blue dress with a crocodile-effect finish and a sheer bottom panel for a look that’s both modern and elegant.

We are seeing a lot of these sheer-hem dresses on the red carpet lately. It’s a trend I didn’t see coming, but celebs have really embraced it and I’m sure we will see the trend continue into the new year.

Teaming her outfit with Mary Jane pumps (which counter the modernity of the look for me), she amped up the vamp appeal of the look with smoky eyes and sleek straight tresses.

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You can buy Laura’s Richard Nicoll Strapless Dress from Matches Fashion Global and Matches Fashion UK.

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Laura Carmichael In Mulberry – British Fashion Awards 2013

Laura Carmichael In Mulberry - British Fashion Awards 2013

Laura Carmichael attended the 2013 British Fashion Awards, hosted on Monday night at the London Coliseum in England.

The ‘Downton Abbey’ actress wore a head-to-toe Mulberry Spring 2014 dark midnight-blue ensemble, featuring a strapless, satin corset top and wide-leg trousers, paired with a black leather Mulberry ‘Christy’ clutch.

I don’t know about you, but those floor-scraping pants were a little long for their own good. They could have been deemed a tripping hazard.

With minimal makeup and nary the hint of jewels, this look was missing some sort of wow factor to make me straighten up and take notice. What do you think?

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