When it comes to dressing up for a night out, you can’t go wrong with a failsafe LBD. This was definitely proved correct when Carey Mulligan showed up at the 15th annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala in Beverly Hills recently wearing this gorgeous black Bottega Veneta number.

The transparent halter straps and pulled-in waist were utterly flattering and sparkling sequin embellishment made it perfect for such a glittering night out.

Of course, with the party season quickly approaching, the sparkly dress turns into somewhat of a hero piece and perhaps that’s why Carey’s one seems so perfect for now.

She chose to accessorise with a simple pair of black Ferragamo peep-toe heels and a chic black studded boxy clutch bag. We love.

If you want to achieve Carey’s young Hollywood look, here’s how to do it:

This sequined number from Michael Kors is the perfect little black party dress. The flattering shape means it’s utterly chic without compromising on pizzazz.

Michael by Michael Kors Crew Neck Dress, £250, available at my-wardrobe.

Keep things simple but completely fabulous with a pair of black peep-toe heels. These from Christian Louboutin might be pricey, but you’ll love them forever.

Christian Louboutin Bambou Suede Shoes, £495, available at Matches.

An eye-catching sparkly box clutch will complete your look – this one from Oasis is our favourite find.

Glitter Box Clutch Bag, £26, available at Oasis.

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