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Sandra Bullock turned to Elie Saab for her Oscar gown this year, picking an intricate black gown with silver embellishment from the Spring 2013 Couture collection.

The dress itself is incredibly sheer and delicate, built up on a transparent base in tiers of detail. We fear another star might have ill-advisedly tried to wear this gown without the knee-length slip underneath. Luckily Sandy is classier than that, and chose to keep her modesty intact.

The shape is a favourite of hers - a high neckline with a tiny cap sleeve, and just a bit of a fluted hemline leading into a small train. She lets the detail do the talking and doesn't feel any need to show skin.

Sandra teamed the black and silver gown with very simple accessories - a small comb (or was it a brooch) to hold her glossy locks behind one ear, and Jimmy Choo 'Kalpa' sandals (yours for £1386) to add a bit of extra height.