Angelina Jolie, Eva Longoria and Selena Gomez, three A-listers that always ensure a show-stopping red carpet performance and what else should Hollywood’s finest brunettes wear for their red carpet appearances? The iconic little black dress of course!

Angelina Jolie

One half of arguably the most iconic couple in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie, looked her usual flawless self at the premiere of husband Brad Pitt’s new drama, The Normal Heart in New York. Ms Jolie wore a simple and sophisticated structured LBD, which featured a beautifully pleated strapless bodice and finished just above her knee. Keeping her look timeless, Ms Jolie opted for a pair of black Mary-Jane heels and a straight and polished hairdo, and although her dress was classic and chic, Angelina’s tattoos added a unique ‘Jolie’ edge to her sleek and ladylike look. Try a structured dress for yourself a la Angelina, with the Reiss Casablanca Dress in Black, for £198.50.


Eva Longoria

If there’s any location in the world where you should turn up the style stakes, it’s Paris, and Eva Longoria most definitely stepped up to the mark in France’s fashion capital as she attended the Global Gift Gala. Wearing a fitted, strapless LBD with a subtle plunging neckline, and an elegantly stylish feminine fishtail, Ms Longoria was a vision in black. With swept back hair and subtle diamond stud earrings, Eva’s look was finished to a T. For your own red-carpet worthy fishtail-style LBD, try the backless Forever Unique Porsia Dress in Black, for £330, and wear with the Fashion Forms Go Bare Backless Strapless Bra, for £25, for a little extra lift.


Selena Gomez

21-year-old Selena Gomez kept her LBD style youthful with a quirky monochrome dress by Lanvin at the American Ballet Theatre Gala in New York. The actress’ dress featured both refined and sexy aspects, with a classic strapless knee-length style and racy white bow-embellished side-insert, which showed off her slender legs.  Ms Gomez accessorised with pointed black stilettos and natural make-up to balance out her racy look. Try a contemporary monochrome dress for an LBD with a modern touch like Selena, with the L.2.Mae Coco Dress, was £50, now £40.

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