69-Year-Old Helen Mirren Schools Younger Gals on How to Tastefully Wear an Illusion Dress

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Helen Mirren set our fashion evolution goals for us when she attended the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Spring 2015 Gala at The Waldorf-Astoria in NYC on Monday.

Helen Mirren epitomized dignified elegance in a midnight blue Carmen Marc Volvo Black Label illusion gownHelen Mirren at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Spring 2015 Gala held at the Grand Ballroom at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on March 2, 2015

The English actress epitomized dignified elegance in a midnight blue Carmen Marc Volvo Black Label illusion gown with sheer sides and sleeves.

Helen Mirren's ornate dangling earrings and shaped wire necklaceCloseup of Helen Mirren’s ornate dangling earrings and shaped wire necklace

Obscuring the see-through mesh panels were beading and embroidery. Dame Helen turns 70 years old in July this year, but she rocked the illusion dress style usually reserved for younger gals like nobody’s business.

Helen Mirren in a midnight blue Carmen Marc Volvo Black Label gown with beaded sheer sides and sleevesHelen Mirren in a midnight blue Carmen Marc Volvo Black Label gown with beaded sheer sides and sleeves

She certainly schooled all those thirsty celebrities who left nothing to the imagination in very revealing dresses at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

All you need to do is compare the pictures of Helen Mirren to the ones below to see how to wear the illusion dress the classy way.

Gigi Hadid in Atelier Versace, Rita Ora in Donna Karan Atelier, and Irina Shayk in Atelier Versace at Vanity Fair's Oscars After-PartyGigi Hadid in Atelier Versace, Rita Ora in Donna Karan Atelier, and Irina Shayk in Atelier Versace at Vanity Fair’s Oscars After-Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, On February 22, 2015

Check out our three picks for tasteful illusion dresses like Helen Mirren’s.

Aqua Beaded Matte-Jersey Illusion Dress / Lipsy Lace-Panel Maxi Dress / La Femme Embellished Sheer-Panel Jersey Evening GownAqua Beaded Matte-Jersey Illusion Dress, $248 / Lipsy Lace-Panel Maxi Dress, $129 / La Femme Embellished Sheer-Panel Jersey Evening Gown, $378

Credit: Brian To / Dave Bedrosian / FayesVision / Future Image / WENN

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