It is a truth universally acknowledged that British awards shows bring out the best - and the worst - in fashions. And so it was at the Bafta Television Awards at Royal Festival Hall.



The Good:

Okay, it's a bit hard to see the awesome necklace Mischa Barton's working here, but rest assured, she's doing her Marianne Faithfull best.


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Liz McClarnon balances nude with pretty. Which sounds ugly. But isn't.


Jenni Falconer's forest green is a nice take on the Deco trend.


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I love seeing a gown with sleeves like Davina McCall's.


Jaime Winstone's dress keeps the whimsy at just enough.


Louise Redknapp looks unbelievably glam in this screwball glam-gown.


The Bad:

Kate Silverton sports what may be an artist's smock attacked by an eagle.


Kaya Scodelario: sequins attack the reptile house.


Hannah Murray got the same dress code memo!


You know what Alexa Chung's outfit needed? A cat purse!


The Hair:

The Barbara Windsor.


The Justin Lee Collins.

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