Get the look: Hilary Swank in Giorgio Armani


Hilary Swank was a show-stopper this week at the 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills. The actress wore an oriental-inspired red number from Giorgio Armani’s AW10 collection and, naturally, pulled the outfit off effortlessly – we love her simple look, which draws all eyes to the dress with barely there, on-trend nude accessories.

Her choice of natural makeup highlights the vibrant colour of the crimson cocktail dress whilst still giving her a healthy, fresh-faced glow – and her simple up ‘do keeps her look relaxed, showing off the asymmetric design at its best.

We couldn’t wait to recreate her look as soon as she hit the red carpet, so here are our top picks for how to wear a Little Red Dress, Swank style…

Twisted Slinky One Shoulder Dress, £36, ASOS

We love this classic-yet-contemporary red asymmetric dress from ASOS in a similar cut and shade to Hilary’s Armani piece with cleverly-crafted diagonal draping detail for a flattering fit. And while it doesn’t share the same oriental rose print, there’s no reason why we can’t dust off our sewing machines and try our hand at some DIY if you want to add a touch of sparkle.

Embellished Box Bag, £65, Topshop

In a similar gold tone and hard case design to Ms. Swank’s, this ultra-elegant statement clutch will add instant sparkle to any outfit. The gold trim and all-over sequins are a sleek alternative to plain satin clutches, and the glass beads and metallic embellishments are guaranteed to make your clutch stand out from the rest.

Nine West Boucle Peep-toe Platform, £95 £55, Kurt Geiger

Hilary’s nude silk courts keep her outfit looking classy whilst acting as the perfect neutral partners for her statement Armani dress. Nine West’s Boucle platforms in a beige tone are a great match for the actress’s pair – not only do they recreate that colour contrast, they share the same sleek heeled court design, too. Plus, the pleated leather and peep-toe detailing will add an extra touch of Hollywood glamour to your outfit.

Just add your make-up must-haves for a natural rosy glow…

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