Style Spotlight: Blake Lively

Blake Lively purple Marchesa dress
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Blake Lively in plum Marchesa.

Blake Lively turned heads at the 2011 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures gala in a plum suedette laser-cut cocktail dress with sculpted sleeves and a low back from Marchesa's Spring 2011 collection.

Voted one of Vogue's best dressed of 2010, the Gossip Girl proved her style-savvy status by pairing the intricately detailed mini with unexpected turquoise jewelry, including a bracelet and drop earrings.

Burberry T-strap shoes highlighted the actress's long legs, while loosely pulled-back hair complemented the dress's feminine feel.