Leave it to Eva Longoria to take a basic summer staple like a little white dress and effectively turn it on its head. The Frontera actress stole the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival when she stepped out in a crepe, chiffon, and lace long-sleeve minidress by Three Floor with contrast panels (above). The U.K. label, which counts Emma Roberts, Miranda Cosgrove, and Amanda Seyfried among its fans (remember that dress from the 2013 MTV Movie Awards?), specializes in playful, artfully tailored designs like cut-out dresses with faux leather trims, asymmetric metallic crop tops, and satin and mesh pleated skirts.
If you’re heading to a formal affair but still want to keep your outfit free-spirited and fun, we suggest taking a cue from Longoria and slipping on this attention-grabbing frock. The mix of nude and sheer paneling and lace and mesh seams combine to create an amount of coverage that is neither too much, nay too little. It’s really no surprise that the La Blanc dress is designer Yvonne Hoang’s favorite piece from the collection. “It perfectly covers what’s needed and flaunts what you’ve got,” she told InStyle.com. “It’s the perfect mix of sexy and playful—polished but with a hint of edge.”
Want Longoria’s edgy look for yourself? Pick up Three Floor’s La Blanc Dress at threefloorfashion.com.