Kate Beckinsale flashes her abs in elegant plum coloured gown with daring cut-out at the waist as she attends star-studded Love & Friendship premiere in London
She rarely puts a foot wrong in the fashion department.
And Kate Beckinsale once again stole the show as she made her grand arrival on the red carpet at the Love & Friendship premiere on Tuesday night, held at the Curzon Mayfair in London.
The 42-year-old actress opted for a unconventional, plum-coloured dress which was equal parts daring and demure.
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Gorgeous as ever: Kate Beckinsale looked incredible in a dark purple dress as she attended the Love & Friendship premiere at the Curzon Mayfair in London on Tuesday night
Kate showed off her classic beauty in the floor-length number, offering a glimpse of her tanned legs thanks to a side-split.
The brunette beauty's striking dress was given a quirky touch thanks to a bright red panel on the left hand side.
The bandeau style strip showcased Kate's trim waist thanks to a large cut-out section, revealing her gym-honed abs.
The elegant dress was held together by gold halterneck detailing, and Kate drew attention to the quirky neckline thanks to her elegant updo.
Love And Friendship is directed by Whit Stillman and also stars Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel and Stephen Fry.
Daring to bare: The brunette beauty's striking dress was given a quirky touch thanks to a bright red panel on the left hand side
Perfection: Kate showed off her classic beauty in the floor-length number, offering a glimpse of her tanned legs thanks to a side-split
Kate plays the widowed Lady Susan Vernon, who has a reputation as a woman that will stop at nothing to find both herself and her daughter a husband.
Set in the 1790s, the romantic comedy takes its plot inspiration from Jane Austen's epistolary novel Lady Susan.
Love & Friendship, which has been met with positive reviews from critics, is out in limited release on May 13.
What a figure: The 42-year-old actress' gym-honed arms and trim waist were on display in the striking dress
Toned: The large cut-out section on the left hand side of the dress showcased Kate's abs
Golden girl: Beckinsale's fashionable look was completed with gold halterneck detailing
Kate and Chloe previously worked with director Stillman on the 1998 comedy, The Last Days of Disco.
In an interview with the Today show, Kate discussed their reunion since their first movie, which was an era of 'pre-cell phones and internet,' which only allowed the cast to run into each other on occasion.
'We were suddenly plunged back down into working together. What was funny was that everybody's had so much life and stuff happen to them, and it was kind of very similar vibe. Everybody's a little bit of an oddball and it all kind of worked,' she said.
Best foot forward: Kate completed her evening attire with a pair of simple gold heels
Kate recently revealed she's 'basically family' with her ex Michael Sheen and his new girlfriend Sarah Silverman, who she invited to the premiere of her new movie Love and Friendship earlier this month.
The star can't understand why people are surprised they're so close and finds it 'really sad' that their friendship is considered unusual.
She told Stylist magazine: 'I don't know why everyone was so surprised. Sarah's such a fantastic woman, I love her and Michael and I have gotten on for years now.
Timeless beauty: The glamorous actress teased her brunette tresses up into a high ponytail
Striking: Kate put on an animated display as she worked her magic on the red carpet
Centre of attention: Excited fans clamored for Kate's attention as she paraded along the red carpet
In action: Love & Friendship reunites Kate with her co-star Chloe Sevigny and director Whit Stillman from 1998 comedy, The Last Days of Disco
'I've known him since I was 22, we're basically family.'
'The thing that surprised me was what a big deal everybody made about us all getting on and then thinking, "F**k, that's really sad if it's that unusual.
Kate, who is said to have split from director husband Len Wiseman, was in a relationship with Michael from 1995 until 2003, although they never married.
Michael has been dating Sarah since early 2014, a year after his split from Canadian actress Rachel McAdams after two years together.
Simple chic: Actress Kelly Campbell opted for a classic black dress and tassel embellished heels
Brocade beauty: Screen siren Emma Greenwell looked lovely in a gold embroidered gown
Lace look: Jenn Murray highlighted her svelte figure in a black bodycon number with a fishtail cut
Polka dot perfection: Morfydd Clark donned a cream dress with sheer tulle tiers
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