Copy Gemma Chan's Black and Navy Look for Your Next Holiday Formal

It's flattering and interesting enough to warrant a second look.
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It's flattering and interesting enough to warrant a second look.
Gemma Chan in Burberry. Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Gemma Chan in Burberry. Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

If you've got a formal holiday event on your calendar, you might want to study what British-born Chinese actress Gemma Chan wore to the Evening Standard Awards in London on Friday evening.

That's because the look -- with its dark palette and elegant, sleek lines -- would flatter almost anyone. The floor-length Burberry black dress with its thigh-high slit, paired with tall (but simple) black stiletto sandals, makes Chan look longer and leaner than she already is. Plus, a festive saturated red lip, a glossy black and brown clutch and a pair of unusual dangly earrings each add glamour to the overall look. We also like the navy chevron stripe across the chest, which makes this little black dress anything but typical.