Known for her stunning performances and kooky style Helena Bonham Carter looked stunning in her ladies suit as she collected her CBE at the end of February. I’m sure her bold and touching performance in ‘The Kings Speech’ was at the forefront of the Queens mind. I love Helena’s bold use of traditional detailing and gorgeous patterned cloths.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look anything less than stunning. We all have our off days but Helena still manages to look beautifully dressed on hers.
Below is a photo of the quirky two piece ladies checked suit she wore to ‘The Kings Speech’ photo call. Bold check with over-sized buttons and a carefully nipped in waist. This worked very well with her more petite figure, the longer skirt balances nicely with the detailing and large check. One of the key things in this suit is the flapped pockets with a gentle slant enhancing the curve of her waist.
While I wouldn’t recommend wearing just a bra under you suit at work it seems to be one of Bonham Carters top style quirks. It makes for a feisty, sexy evening look and easy to pull off especially with a waistcoat. If you want to carry this type of look off at work choose a cute vest-top with a lace edge, polka dot silks work fantastically.
Two great looks for both work and play.
Helena’s style adds a fun twist to traditional ladies suiting. Proving that bold and smart can be beautifully combined. I can’t wait to see what she’ll wear down the red carpet for the premier of the new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectations (2012).
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