Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael shows her sultry side in a semi-sheer black lace gown as she attends the Fashion Awards

She spent five years restricted to corsets and full skirts on ITV?period drama?Downton Abbey.?

And Laura Carmichael looked pleased to be displaying her fashion flair on Monday night, as she joined stylish stars for The Fashion Awards 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Laura, who is famed for playing Lady Edith Crawley, looked sultry in a black lace jewel encrusted gown that flashed through to a nude minidress.??

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What a lady!?Laura Carmichael, 31, wore a black lace jewel encrusted gown and ballet styles shoes for The Fashion Awards 2017 held at Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night?

What a lady!?Laura Carmichael, 31, wore a black lace jewel encrusted gown and ballet styles shoes for The Fashion Awards 2017 held at Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night?

The 31-year-old actress looked beautiful in the glamorous dress which featured a plunging gemstone cleavage and flowing lace details displaying her slim legs.

The talented starlet looked wore her golden blonde bob clipped back, with a few delicate strands framing her pretty features.

The TV star chose black ballet style stilettos, which wrapped beautifully around her slender ankles.

She complemented the look with silver eye-shadow and lashes of mascara with a touch of beige lip gloss.

Diamonds and lace: The actress worked the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall showcasing her slim legs and slender waist in the pretty frock holding a matching black leather handbag?

What a lady! Laura Carmichael, 31, wore a black lace jewel encrusted gown and ballet styles shoes for The Fashion Awards 2017 held at Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night?

The Southampton born beauty has been busy working on various projects since?starring as Lady Edith.?

Laura has appeared in several films including indie comedy Burn Burn Burn and period drama A United Kingdom.?

There's also?rumours of a movie version of the hugely popular ITV drama, Downton Abbey?in the pipeline which are yet to be?either denied or confirmed.???

Dazzling beauty:?The Southampton born star was on the red carpet to celebrate exceptional talent which has  broken new ground in fashion globally over at The Fashion Awards 2017

Dazzling beauty:?The Southampton born star was on the red carpet to celebrate exceptional talent which has broken new ground in fashion globally over at The Fashion Awards 2017

Fashion Awards 2017 - The Winners?

Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion Award Christopher Bailey

British Designer of the Year - Menswear Craig Green for Craig Green?

British Designer of the Year - Womenswear Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Accessories Designer of the Year - Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Swarovski Award For Positive Change - Maria Grazia Chiuri

Urban Luxe Brand - Off-White

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator - Pat McGrath?

British Emerging Talent - Womenswear Michael Halpern for Halpern

British Emerging Talent - Menswear Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

Business Leader - Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Special Recognition Award For Innovation - Stella McCartney

Style Icon - Donatella Versace

Designer of the Year - Raf Simons?

Model of the Year - Adwoa Aboah

The period drama ended in 2015 after six?triumphant series.?

The Julian Fellowes show was a global phenomenon, attracting ten million viewers at its peak and shown in 100 countries.

Most of Laura's roles since leaving?Downton Abbey?have been a far cry from her privileged part in the show,?including ITV’s bleak crime drama Marcella and the BBC’s Man in an Orange Shirt.?

Quite the contrast: Her flair for fashion has emerged since her part in Downton Abbey (pictured)

Quite the contrast: Her flair for fashion has emerged since her part in Downton Abbey (pictured)

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