It’s that time of the year again! The British Academy Film Awards took place at the Royal Albert Hall for the 71st time on February 18. Following the tone of the Golden Globes, BAFTA’s red carpet was a tribute to the Time’s Up movement.

Actresses including Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek wore black outfits, making it clear that the fight against the sexual-harassment and injustice in the film industry continues.

Fashion-wise, black means a plethora of excellent fashion choices. Although a less colorful place, BAFTA’s red carpet was definitely as vibrant and glamorous as always. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the top ten best-dressed actresses.

1. Angelina Jolie

BAFTA 2018: 10 Best-Dressed Actresses

Director and actress Angelina Jolie looked charming in a Ralph & Russo off-shoulder velvet gown with heart-neck. The figure-hugging dress flashed out her back tattoos, accentuating her signature look. Jolie completed the dress with diamond earrings and a ring.

2. Jennifer Lawrence

BAFTA 2018: 10 Best-Dressed Actresses

Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning in a custom-made Dior strapless silk dress. The chic dress had a semi-sheer cream chiffon back which added diversity. The emerald earrings and matching ring completed the effortless look.

3. Naomie Harris

BAFTA 2018: 10 Best-Dressed Actresses

Naomie Harris truly shone in a gorgeous two-piece Zuhair Murad ensemble which featured crepe pants and a sheer embellished tunic with feather details. The actress combined perfectly the sexy and stylish, completing the outfit with De Beers jewels and velvet heels.

4. Margot Robbie

BAFTA 2018: 10 Best-Dressed Actresses

Australian-born actress, Margot Robbie owned the red carpet at BAFTAs. She wore an A-line Givenchy dress with a halter neckline. The stunning, two-layered dress featured a cut-out bodice and an embellished skirt, as well as a pleated sheer lace overlay.

5. Emma Roberts

BAFTA 2018: 10 Best-Dressed Actresses

The young actress appeared on BAFTA’s red carpet in a jaw-dropping Schiaparelli dress in accordance with the black dress code. The structured dress with thigh-high split featured a plunging neckline and dramatic angular shoulder pads. Roberts completed the sexy look with gold drop earrings and a clutch bag.

6. Saoirse Ronan

BAFTA 2018: 10 Best-Dressed Actresses

The Irish actress looked incredible while walking BAFTA’s red carpet in a Channel gown with a sheer skirt and sheer paneling with embroidery. The fashion-forward dress featured a feather fringing, vinyl fabrics, and high neck. She added a touch of glam to her bold look with drop earrings and an oversized ring.  

7. Salma Hayek

BAFTA 2018: 10 Best-Dressed Actresses

The Mexican beauty wowed in a figure-hugging Gucci gown, supporting the unofficial dress code. The custom gown with long sleeves was embellished with floral sequins in pink and green, following the plunging neckline, waist, shoulders, and cuffs. Hayek opted for drop earrings and a satin clutch.

8. Lupita Nyong’o

BAFTA 2018: 10 Best-Dressed Actresses

‘Black Panther’ actress, Lupita Nyong’o, rocked the red carpet wearing Elie Saab strappy black and silver gown with a pleated train. She accessorized the look with diamond earrings and rings. Her red lips gave the perfect finish to this outfit.

9. Natalie Dormer

BAFTA 2018: 10 Best-Dressed Actresses

Dormer showed off her slim figure in a chic Alberta Ferretti strapless gown. The former ‘Game of Thrones’ actress added a dramatic touch with the sheer cape-like sleeves and black tassel earrings.

10. Leslie Bibb

American actress Leslie Bibb chose a captivating Yanina Couture strapless gown with silky base and ruffles with blue embellishment. The restrained volume of the dress accentuated the beading, giving an elegant effect.

Here we round up our choice of best-dressed actresses at 2018 BAFTA. One of the biggest nights in the film industry was a place where the actresses stood against the sexual harassment in their industry. But, they also showed that black is never out of style, displaying bold looks and fashion-forward choices. Make sure to check back at CelebJury for more celebrity articles.



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