Lea Michele Makes A Strong Case For The Velvet Dress

Lea Michele not only put everyone else at the American Horror Story: Freak Show LA premiere in the shade with her winning red carpet look, but she also made a winning case for why the velvet dress is our new party season BFF.

With autumn firmly in swing, it won’t be long before the festive party invites start rolling in. And now, thanks to Lea, we’ve got our outfit sorted.

The Glee starlet was a total knockout for the TV series premiere, namely thanks to her form-fitting teal Cushnie Et Ochs dress, featuring a flirty thigh-high slit and plunging neckline.

The bustier top and ruched skirt fell perfectly over Lea’s petite figure, and she finished her look flawlessly with gold strappy heels and a matching box clutch.

As for her beauty look – we’re equally in awe. Her bouncy waves are perfect inspo for how to do glam hair with a fringe, and courtesy of her makeup artist Melanie Inglessis, she had smokey eyes to-die-for and the perfect nude pout.

Lea has definitely stepped up her game with this look.

By Hayley Spencer