Octavia Spencer Shows Off How We Do Fit-And-Flare In 2015

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner — and springtime soon to follow — rest assured that there is a non-cheesy way to wear pastels. Octavia Spencer is proof. While attending this year’s AARP The Magazine’s Movies For Grown-Ups Awards Gala (say that five times fast), she caught our eye with her ballet-slipper-pink number, by red-carpet favorite Tadashi Shoji. The bodice was form-fitting (but still structured), and the full skirt tops off (or bottoms out?) a silhouette that we've grown familiar with this past year.

But, it's not your typical fit-and-flare that you might have outgrown from last year. It's sweet and prim, but the sheer overlay keeps this Oscar-winner looking like she's headed to Sunday school. It also helps that the tulle's whimsical starfish pattern is not a floral pattern — and that Spencer opted to keep the rest of the ensemble understated. Her hair is simple and sleek, as are her neutral heels and coordinating coral clutch. 

Overall, Octavia's got a subtle mermaid-meets-ladylike vibe going on that we seriously appreciate. We'd happily recreate it tomorrow with a pair of black, opaque tights underneath. After all, who wants to wait until spring?
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