by Bettina Palileo

Jessica Brown Findlay, or Lady Sybil as Downton Abbey viewers know her, attended the 2012 BAFTAs at the Royal Opera House in London. On February 12, the Masterpiece Classic star walked the red carpet with the likes of Harry Potter actors Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Bonnie Wright.

The Albatross actress went for volume on the red carpet. Jessica picked a gown from her favorite designer Alessandra Rich. Her Fall 2011 dress had a demure neckline, long sleeves, and a ball gown skirt. The black taffeta gown’s only revealing detail was a lace back. The belted waist gave some definition to the otherwise austere gown. A matching black clutch and a wavy updo completed Jessica’s BAFTA Awards attire.

Jessica Brown Findlay favors modest, covered-up dresses which call to mind an era, even older than the Downton Abbey setting. While such dresses do look beautiful, Jessica’s lovely figure would be better flattered by something with a more open, face-framing neckline.

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