Today’s Celeb Style Crush Is Downton Abbey’s Own Anna Bates

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It’s been a rough time for Anna Bates on the hugely popular series Downton Abbey, with her controversial rape story line. But in stark contrast actress Joanne Froggatt, who plays Anna, couldn’t have looked happier (and who wouldn’t when she looks that good)!

She was photographed attending the British Film Industry’s 57th London Film Festival Awards on Saturday night, at The Banqueting House in Whitehall, Central London. The very glamourous event saw the film Ida by director, Pawel Pawlikowski, take home the coveted Best Film Award. Plus, there was a surprise visit from Hollywood royalty, Johnny Depp, who presented Thespian Christopher Lee with the prestigious BFI Fellowship honour.

So an exciting night by all accounts, however, it was definitely Froggatt, for me, that took the limelight! She wore a sublime off the shoulder dress, which was very unusual (and very hard to describe) … so bare with me.

The top part of the dress actually reminded me of the top Sandy in Grease wore at the end of the film! What do you think?

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Photo Credit: Grease Film Still/ Getty Images for BFI

Then a wide flattering waistband in a deep green colour connected the lower half of the dress, which in my opinion, was the eye-catching part of the whole ensemble. It looked to be a satin material, that was ruffled all the way around. This created a wonderful 50’s style shape. The dress was ankle length which enabled us to envy her ridiculously amazing heels by Christian Louboutin.

Those particular Louboutin’s are named the Artifice Strass heels and are incredibly sought-after! They are new for the Autumn season and retail at an eye-watering £1,745

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Photo credit: Christian Louboutin

Her hair and make-up was the biggest revelation to Downton fans, as we are so used to her in no make-up at all and wearing her hair pinned back!

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Photo Credit: Carnival Films.

So when she arrived at the event with glossy waves tumbling over her shoulders, and smouldering, smokey eyes, everyone took a double take!

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Photo Credit: Getty Images for BFI

The 33 year old actress really is quite glamourous, and has a great eye for fashion! I for one, am looking forward to seeing her next ensemble, something tells me she is going to be one to watch in the style stakes!

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