attended the British Comedy Awards in London on Friday and Ein Herz fuer Kinder (A Heart for Children) in Berlin meaning two (rather chest-focused) red carpet outfits for us to enjoy.
Any by 'enjoy' we mean 'enjoy one of them and then raise an eyebrow at the other'.
The one on the left was the choice for the British Comedy Awards at which Helen presented long-running comedy panel show Have I Got News For You
with a lifetime achievement award. It's one of the lesser-worn star print items from the Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2011
collection and involves alternating print and sheer lace panels and a visible built-in bra.
It was a bit much to take in first thing on Saturday morning and it remains so today. "But what of your fabulous sense of style?" we asked, feeling sad. "And why did you select a dress which comes with an old lady bra built in?"
Our psychic confusion must have been strong enough to reach Germany as Saturday night saw Helen in figure hugging satin looking, frankly, amazing.
Which of Dame Helen's outfits do you prefer? Let us know in the comments.
And to see which other celebs can't get enough of Dolce & Gabbana's star print, just check out the gallery below:
- Caroline Skinner
Producer Caroline Skinner arrives at the BAFTA Brits To Watch event held at the Belasco Theatre on July 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA</p>
- Hayley Atwell
Hayley Atwell attends the Visa Signature screening of 'Captain America: The First Avenger' at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2011 in New York City, USA</p>
- Jessica Alba
Actress Jessica Alba arrives at 'Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D' Los Angeles premiere co-sponsored by Osh Kosh B-Gosh & Kool-Aid at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on July 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California</p>
- Lily Allen Cooper
Lily Allen Cooper attends the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final at Cowdray Park Polo Club on July 17, 2011 in Midhurst, England, UK</p>
- Namie Amuro
Singer Namie Amuro arrives at MTV Video Music Aid Japan at Makuhari Messe on June 25, 2011 in Chiba, Japan.</p>
- Pixie Geldof
Pixie Geldof attends the 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2' world premiere at Trafalgar Square on July 7, 2011 in London, England, UK</p>
- Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood attends the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 8 premiere at the Time Warner Screening Room on July 6, 2011 in New York City, USA</p>
- Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson celebrates July 4th weekend at the AXE Lounge on July 3, 2011 in Southampton, New York, USA</p>
- Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan arrives at the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards at Hollywood Palladium on August 14, 2011 in Hollywood, California, USA</p>
- Solange Knowles
Solange Knowles attends the Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter and Dolce & Gabbana party at Westfield on July 14, 2011 in London, England</p>