Hallelujah! Julia Robert’s “Shocking” Dress at the 2013 TIFF

First of all, we would like to welcome Julia Robert’s legs back in the limelight. They have been missed.

Although the Hollywood Sweetheart has been sought for her charm and acting prowess for decades, Julia Robert’s red carpet style has remained safe for quite some time. Often seen in black, “safe” evening gowns, and pant suits, the Pretty Woman shocked fashion insiders the world over when she showed up in a bright red Dolce & Gabbana mini dress at the premiere of August: Osage County at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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August Osage County - TIFF 2013 Red Carpet Arrival

She showed off her amazing legs in the lace mini, paired with gold earrings, strappy nude pumps, and a small blush clutch. We love her loose chignon do, too; it brings a modern yet retro vibe to her look.

Of course, her best accessory remains to be her million-watt smile.

Here are some modern takes to that ’70s style — elegant shift dresses you can wear to work paired with black stockings and pumps (dresses by Dolce & Gabbana, Elizabeth and James, and Alice & Trixie) or something more casual with ankle booties (dresses by Free People and Voom).

Dolce and Gabbana Bell Sleeve Shift-horzDolce & Gabbana Bell-Sleeve Lace-Detailed Shift, $3,325 (pre-order)

VOOM by Joy Han Kendyll Dress-horzVoom by Joy Han Kendyll Bell-Sleeve Dress, $107

Elizabeth and James Dani DressElizabeth and James Dani Bell-Sleeve Dress, $365

Free People Bell Sleeve Dress-horzFree People Bell-Sleeve Printed Swing Dress, $148

Alice Trixie Amelia Bell Sleeve Dress-horzAlice & Trixie Amelia Bell-Sleeve Dress, $325