05/03/2013 09:26 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Carey Mulligan's Sexy Look Is Modern & Fresh (PHOTOS)

Dressing sexy can be a tricky task. Does it have to be tight with a low neckline? What about a short hem? How much is too much?

Carey Mulligan effectively answered our questions when she stepped out to attend a luncheon celebrating her newly-released film, "The Great Gatsby." The actress' navy Lanvin sheath featured a high neckline, a snug fit and a hemline just above her knees. It was sexy and demure all in one fell swoop.

Paired with sky-high Christian Louboutin pumps, minimal makeup and seemingly air-dried hair, the look was modern and low-key at the same time (which is kind of her M.O.). Can Carey just give us classes on effortless glamour? And while she's at it, can she throw in some tips on how to smolder like Daisy Buchanan?

Check out the 27-year-old's ensemble and tell us what you think!


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We suppose she could've gone the more obvious route...

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