All the Dresses Helen Mirren Wears Have 1 Thing in Common
"There are no dresses with sleeves and we need to bring back the sleeve: fine, see-through ones, long or short," Helen Mirren said in 2008. "There are so many wonderful things you can do with sleeves that people used to do, and then they stopped." Luckily, when you are an Oscar-winning actress, you have a certain amount of pull with designers, and since bemoaning the lack of coverage available to her, Ms Mirren has been spotted in a whole host of red carpet dresses with sleeves.
There are still occasions when she takes matters into her own hands: Cardigans have become one of her staples, and she's also been known to tuck a cashmere jumper into a full skirt. But most of the time, designers are happy to offer the actress her pick of their long-sleeved designs. She's worn regal red at the Met Gala, diaphanous Grecian glamour at the Tony Awards, and more recently, a full-on white princess dress to the Monte Carlo TV Festival.
Never one to shy away from a bold print, a bright colour, or a spot of sparkle, Helen Mirren is a style icon for anyone who loves a more modest cut and a little coverage. Just take a look for yourself!