After her uncharacteristically colourful dress selection for the Grammy's earlier this month which had a mixed reception, Adele has decided to go back to black for her big appearance at this year's Academy Awards in a fully embellished gown by Jenny Packham.

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The dress, which apparently weighs 15 kilograms (we can believe it), features all over embellishment with empire line, three quarter length draped sleeves and short train. Styled with Adele's usual brand of retro sexy siren, the look is complete with behive style bouffant half up hair do, heavy eye liner and no accessories.

After missing collecting her award at the Brits, Adele is set to perform her James Bond song Skyfall at this evening's awards show, and has already admitted to press on the red carpet that she feels like Beyonce in her embellished dress. Don't you just love her?

Do you prefer Adele's usual black look or are you keen to encourage more ambitious colour selections?