Zara Phillips is best known for her elaborate headpieces at royal wedding ceremonies so it was lovely to see the Olympic athlete keeping is chic and simple in a classic black dress, and no over-sized hat in sight! The short sleeved tunic style black dress flattered Zara's sporty figure and the gorgeous embellished neckline made the down to earth look a bit more party. This is a great style of dress for anyone with a troublesome middle too as it draws the eye upwards and away from your hips. Teamed with an evening essential- the metallic clutch bag and sexy strappy shoes Zara looked every bit the A-lister. Get Zara's look below or invest in this one-off piece with a gorgeous gold neckline from our Unique Collection here.

Fount Beaded Neckline Short Sleeve Dress, £49, Rok Chix Silver and Diamond Stud Earrings, £55, Bourne Libby Clutch Bag, £95, Kat Maconie Mildred Shoe, £215. Shop all black dresses here.