Demure look for Helen Mirren

Actress Helen Mirren looked unusually demure when she collected an award for her fashion sense.

Mirren, who is known for her love of revealing outfits, wore a fashionable low-cut empire line knee-length slip dress to collect the prize at last night’s Inspiration Awards for Women.

But the 63-year-old covered up by wearing a sequinned bolero-style cardigan over the dress to collect the style award – leading some people to liken her outfit to a 'Sound Of Music' costume.

The Oscar-winning actress triumphed over model Yasmin Le Bon, 43, and other style contenders less than half her age.

The other nominees included actress Keira Knightley, model Agyness Deyn and TV presenters Fearne Cotton and Lauren Laverne.

The awards, held at Cadogan Hall, in central London, were organised by the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Awards were given to women who had inspired others by their style, behaviour or creativity.

Television presenter June Sarpong hosted the ceremony, which was attended by Labour Party peer Baroness Amos, Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu, footballer Sol Campbell and Kelly Holmes.

Votes were cast online.

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