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Michelle Williams' red carpet evolution has been the opposite of most. She started with a bang (remember that yellow Vera Wang?) and proceeded to wear some incredible dresses, but as her career has taken off, her gowns have got increasingly more simple and subtle.

Of course, despite landing some plum roles, the last few years have hardly been easy for Michelle, which could explain why she doesn't really feel like putting on a cupcake concoction or a slinky, sexy number. Now she tends to go for something a little more grown-up and refined, favouring high necklines and column shapes.

But is this devore velvet Jason Wu a little too frumpy for such a beautiful, pixie-like creature? She looks absolutely radiant (high fives for the makeup artist) but we can't help feeling a tad let down by the dress. If this were anyone but Michelle, it'd be a disaster.

Here's hoping she's bringing her A game to the Oscars...