Never one to turn down a fashionable gathering, Blake Lively made an appearance at Lady Gaga's Christmas Workshop opening last night, and did so in statement style.
Instead of embracing her inner Snow Queen a la Gaga, Blake opted for the simple-but-striking approach to styling, in a blue-purple two-piece Elie Saab suit with lace shoulder pads.
Statement suit: Blake worked her own take on demure dressing at Gaga's grotto opening. Photo:WireImage
And of course, Blake being Blake, she opted out of wearing any form of shirt underneath.
If you think about it, it was quite a clever choice. There was no way she'd be able to out-dress Gaga at her own grotto opening, so a headline-grabbing dress was out of the question - but the bright colour meant she still got noticed, and the choice of wearing a slick suit is a noticeable enough departure from her usual thigh-grazing mini dresses that it ensures all us fashion watchers will pick up on it...
We suspect we may be over-analysing this a tad. She probably just liked the suit.
She likes it, we like it - but do you?
Check out Blake's top ten style moments of all time below:
In her first major film role since finding fame in <em>Gossip Girl</em>, Blake had a maxi moment for the 2008 world premiere of <em>The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants</em> in eye-catching tangerine Gucci. We knew from this moment she'd be one to watch...</p>
Blake completely stole the show at the 2009 CFDA Awards in this amazing neon pink Michael Kors dress. We love that she's not afraid of a bold colour statement on the red carpet.</p>
Blake indulged in some subtly-sexy back-flashing at the grand opening of the Swarovski Crystallized New York store back in June 2009. Sleek and stylish, we're in love with her figure-hugging Roberto Cavalli dress.</p>
When you're blessed with a figure as envy-inducing as Blake's, then why not flaunt it? The actress almost upstaged the cast at the New York <em>Sherlock Holmes</em> premiere back in 2009, in this lace Dolce & Gabbana bustier dress. Loving the gold glitter Louboutins too.</p>
A love it or hate it look from Blake, we were applauding her for trying something different in this shimmering high-neck Chanel dress, which she wore to the grand re-opening of the Chanel boutique in New York. Our vote? Love it.</p>
La Lively went nude for a Lorraine Schwartz jewellery launch party at the end of 2010, in this high-octane Versace dress and towering Louboutin heels.</p>
A firm fan of Marchesa, Blake chose one of their creations to walk the red carpet at the 2011 National Board of Review Gala. We're not sure which we love more: the intricate laser cut-outs and statement shoulders, the covetable Burberry heels, or the fact that she accessorised with such gorgeous turqouise jewels.</p>
It wasn't just that stunning aqua Zuhair Murad gown that caught our attention at this year's Time 100 Most Influential People in the World Gala - check out those glossy auburn locks!</p>
As the new face of Chanel, it was only natural that Blake join the style elite at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala. And what else would she be wearing, but Chanel?</p>
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Blake knows the power of a good block-colour bright, as she so perfectly demonstated at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in LA, in this eye-catching Michael Kors frock and colour-clash purple Louboutins.</p>
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