Tuesday 16 January 2018

20 Best and Worst Dressed at the Empire Film Awards

(L to R) Joanne Froggatt, Anne Marie Duff, Laura Carmichael, Anya Taylor-Joy and Aisling Bea at the Empire Film Awards
(L to R) Joanne Froggatt, Anne Marie Duff, Laura Carmichael, Anya Taylor-Joy and Aisling Bea at the Empire Film Awards
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Who wore what (and WTF?) at the Empire Film Awards in London.

BEST: Laura Carmichael

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Laura Carmichael in the winners room at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

The former Downton Abbey stars looks pretty in pink in this Erdem number.

WORST: Aisling Bea

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Aisling Bea arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

The Irish comedian might be one of the funniest ladies around, but this outfit is no laughing matter.

BEST: Tom Hiddleston

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Tom Hiddleston arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

The Night Manager actor does classic cool-guy suits better than anyone.

BEST: Eleanor Matsuura

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Eleanor Matsuura arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

Boho meets Kate Middleton in this winning combination.

BEST: Ellla Purnell

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Ellla Purnell in the winners room at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

Purnell does laid-back London 'it' girl to the max.

WORST: Hayley Squires

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Hayley Squires in the winners room at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

This maxi dress nearly swallows her whole.

BEST: Louise Brealey

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Louise Brealey arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

It feels like we've seen this dress in a myriad forms tonight, but we'll still count it as a win.

WORST: Gemma Whelan

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Gemma Whelan arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

This unflattering and mismatched skirt combination does nothing for the Game of Thrones actress.

WORST: Anya Taylor-Joy

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Anya Taylor-Joy arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

At any other event, this dress would be a knockout, but it contradicts the understated style theme of the night.

WORST: Vicky McClure

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Vicky McClure arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

All white is nearly impossible to pull off in any circumstance, but a white skinny jeans and plunging shirt with peplum is next to impossible.

BEST: Charlotte Riley

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Charlotte Riley arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

Charlotte gives a lesson in how to move underwear-as-outerwear beyond a tacky trend. 

WORST: Stefanie Martini

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Stefanie Martini arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

There's no redeeming factor in this Morticia Addams-inspired look.

WORST: Gareth Edwards

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Gareth Edwards arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

I know there was a laid-back motif, but the director took the dress code a little too literally.

BEST: Gwilym Lee

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Gwilym Lee arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

This look is fresh and sharp, but he loses points for the too-shiny brown shoes.

BEST: Anne-Marie Duff

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Anne-Marie Duff arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

This flowing floral brings the noughties handkerchief trend into modern times.

WORST: Amma Asante

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Amma Asante arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

Nothing in this sheer, too-short dress works for the acclaimed director.

BEST: Emily Berrington

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Emily Berrington arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

Who said maxi dresses were only beach appropriate?

BEST: Joanne Froggatt

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Joanne Froggatt arriving at the Three Empire Awards held at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.

True to form, Joanne rarely takes a style misstep for any occasion.

WORST: Poppy Corby-Tuech

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Poppy Corby-Tuech attends the THREE Empire awards at The Roundhouse on March 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

The dress might be a winner, but those polka dot tights look far too-2009 to be taken seriously.

BEST: Dan Stevens

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Actor Dan Stevens poses in the winners room at the THREE Empire awards at The Roundhouse on March 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

The Beauty and the Beast star moves past the boring black suit for men.

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