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Michelle Dockery Wears Vintage Chado Ralph Rucci to the SAG Awards

The Downton Abbey star wore a chic black column with illusion details, and by going wildly understated, she turned up incredibly chic.

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Michelle Dockery always looks amazing as her Downton character Lady Mary - her early 20th-century period costumes are exquisite and detailed. However, her off-camera fashion choices aren't as consistent. They're always interesting, but (we have to say it) they're not always the most flattering looks for her.

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At the SAG Awards, though, she definitely got it right -- in a very very simple black vintage Chado Ralph Rucci black gown, with her now-short bobbed hair molded to one side.

The dress had a sexy edge with some illusion insets around the neck and under the arm, and when Dockery did interviews on television she had what one observer exclaimed was "side boob" - !!!!. (A hint of side cleavage is actually a very interesting way of being sexy at a stately affair.) This dress had both aristocratic bearing and a little bit of underarm baring, too.

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