Dress du Jour: Nicole Kidman's Feminine Frock

PA Wire/PA Images
Nicole Kidman

Ladylike and lovely.

The Dress: A Victorian era-inspired layered lace dress from Erdem's spring 2016 collection. 

The Wearer: Nicole Kidman.

Read more Terry Richardson Is Going to Be a Dad

The Event: The Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel in London on Monday, where the actress served as a presenter. 

Why We Dig: Frilly lace aside, there's something inherently powerful about Kidman's fresh-off-the-runway frock. With its calf-grazing hem and long-sleeve, high-neck cut, the dress could have easily been seem as prim, however stripes of soft lavender and white were dramatized with boldly contrasting black and yellow. Pointed toe black Mary Janes and a side-swept updo made for a sophisticated look perfect for the occasion of celebrating successful ladies.