Keira Knightley's Favorite Dress: This Waist-Whittling Chanel Number

04/28/2014 at 01:38 PM ET

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When Keira Knightley stopped by Chanel fashion week in a black-and-white outfit in February, she definitely turned heads (and dropped a few jaws). The construction of the dress created an optical illusion that seemed to give her an impossibly teeny waist — and the outfit itself inspired serious debate from fashionistas, who either loved or hated it.

Well, now we know that Knightley is firmly in the “loving it” camp, because she’s worn a strikingly similar silhouette twice more at events for her upcoming film Begin Again. For the film’s Tribeca Film Festival premiere, she chose a more elaborately detailed and beaded version of the look. It had the same slightly dropped waist with a structured band, fitted middle and crop-top like overlay around the bust, though the skirt and sleeves were longer.

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Then for the dinner in honor of the film, she changed into another variation on her new go-to Chanel style: A cream-colored version of the same dropped-waist, structured-hip, fitted-bodice dress with a blousy top and sleeves, plus some seriously enviable red pumps.

What do you think of Knightley’s new signature style? Is it perfect for her or would you like to see her trying something new? Let us know in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff

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Bonnie on

Well, she looks good in it. I don’t think it’s a dress that “just anybody” could wear, though.

A on

Since my other comment didn’t post, I’ll try it this way…
The dresses are garbage and she, as usual, looks stunned.

meli mel on

She looks SKELETAL. And if you think she “looks good” in this dress I feel sorry for your perception of what healthy means. She is pretty, but these dresses exacerbate anorexic figures.

Kim on

My gramma’s lamps looked like that dress. No one wanted those lamps.

Debbie on


Becky on

Love the dresses and think she looke cute in them..My eye are just fine thank you meli mel..But I do think she could afford to eat a couple of cheeseburgers.

DaisyMoon on

That first dress is bizarre…makes her look like her top and bottom are two separated body parts joined together…

Paolina Teneva on

Audrey Hepburn had a ridiculously small waist and she was considered a beauty icon. Also, I don’t think Keira is teh only skinny actress, just everyone is focused on her. I think she looks good, and Channel looks as classy as usual.

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