Alba's Bronzed Beauty Look is Made for Summer

by Mary Avant

Ask practically anyone — male or female, young or old — to make a list of some of the sexiest celebrities in Hollywood, and there’s probably at least a 90 percent chance that Jessica Alba will make every last one of them. And with her beautiful face, flawless body, always on-trend hair, and innate sex appeal, the star (who also has the whole working mom, talented actress, and business ownership thing going for her, what with her rapidly expanding, eco-friendly Honest Company brand) is sure to make the smoking-hot cut for years to come.

Oh, and it probably doesn’t hurt her case that she also has one of the best senses of personal style in all of Hollywood, rarely stepping out in anything less than perfection, whether it’s an adorable crop top and skirt combo at the MTV Movie Awards, a casual animal-print boyfriend blazer, or a sizzlingly sexy LBD at the Guys Choice Awards.

And at Wednesday’s 2014 New York Women in Film and Television “Designing Women” Awards Gala in the Big Apple, Alba dressed to impress yet again, showing up to the annual event in a brilliant, burnt orange, strapless satin dress from designer Vivienne Westwood that practically defined the oft-used term “bronzed beauty."

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But it wasn’t just the shiny, orange-hued dress that gave off a bronzed effect perfect for the first week of summer. Alba also paired the ensemble with gilded accessories — including a boxy Kotur clutch, oversized cocktail ring, and ankle-strap pumps from Giuseppe Zanotti — and a beauty look that included enviously bronzed cheeks, a smoky bronzed eye, and a subtly matching lip. Even the star’s glossy tresses had her signature shimmering golden hue for the evening, while her skin practically glowed.

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Not that the bronzed effect is new by any means, but it’s almost refreshing to see Alba sporting the color scheme, especially coming off a spring season where bright hues and bold prints have been the unspoken name of the game. And if nothing else, her minimally chic number has me ready to hit the beach for a little (sun-safe) bronzing for myself. Anyone joining me?