Karen Gillan Looks Gorgeous In Nude At TV Choice Awards

Peaches and nudes are key colours this season and Dr Who actress Karen Gillan is living proof that there’s a way to wear it, whatever your hair colour and skin tone.

With her porcelain complexion, pale colours could wash her out but she finds a way to personalise the trend by picking a dress with embellishment.

The silver sparkles round the waistband cinch her in around the waist giving her a classic hourglass silhouette. Clever!

If you look good then you’ll feel fantastic but Karen does have more reason than most to feel happy right now. Doctor Who won Best Family Drama at the TV Choice Awards and Karen proudly went up on stage to collect the honour.

Very interviewed her to see how important fashion is to her and asked who she was inspired by. Read our mini-interview below

QS: Do you help at all when planning Amy Pond’s costumes on Doctor Who?

KAREN: “Yes, I actually had a really big input into those as, for me, I think that what somebody wears says a lot about them. It says so much about who you are, or who you want to be.

And she’s young and she’s fun and she’s confident and sassy; she’s never gonna mope around after the doctor being all in love with him! She knows she looks good in mini dresses and tight tops and she wears those to make herself feel good.”

QS: How would you describe your style?

KAREN: “I like loads of seventies and sixties kind of stuff. I love flared jeans when I’m causal. If I’m dressing up then I’ll  wear a maxi dress or a shift dress

QS: Are there any celebrities whose style you admire?

KAREN:  “I really like Alexa Chung’s style – she’s so effortless and cool and so not-try-hard. I love how she can make a tunic or dungarees look cool ”

QS: Do you prefer flats or heels?

Karen: “I prefer the feeling of flats and the look of high heels. They improve your posture and the way you present yourself. I mean, I still have a pair of flats in my bag for later.”

QS: If you could give any celebrity a makeover, who would it be?

KAREN: Celebrity? Can I choose myself? I think I need a makeover! I just like having them, cos they’re fun. I don’t know… Actually, I’d like to make over Marilyn Manson or Lady Gaga and just dress them really normally to see what they look like. I want to see them both in jeans.

It seems Karen has a cool, relaxed attitude to fashion and if you want to treat yourself to a makeover to look a bit like Karen did at the TV Awards then the South embellished Shift Dress has great collar and wrist detailing.

If you’re a bit paler like Karen then choosing a lighter shade of cream will make you appear more tanned. The Lipsy embellished one shoulder dress is a gorgeous colour and has embellishment just like that on the actress’s dress

Or soft pink colours look lovely on most skin tones and the Little Mistress embellished shift dress has a pretty neckline and wrist detail

If you want a peach party dress check out the Love Label applique prom dress – it’s stunning!

Finish with some leg lengthening nude shoes to match the colours of the dresses. The KG enautre classic courts are perfect as the gold heels reflect the embellishment on the dresses

The TV Choice Award will be the first of many for Karen, we reckon. It won’t be long til she’s recognised for her fashion and style too.

20th September 2011
Written by Zoe Griffin