Allison Williams stands out on the Tony’s red carpet

It’s not every day that a tasteful jumpsuit appears on the red carpet. Let the actress’s bold, yet drama-free summer look inspire you.

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Usually one for ultra feminine dresses and full skirts, it was a surprise when actress Allison Williams brought something very different to the 2016 Tony Awards red carpet on Sunday: a sleek DKNY custom-tailored jumpsuit. Even though jumpsuits have been making a slow and steady comeback over the last year or so (and Kate Hudson wore a similarly striking outfit to the People’s Choice Awards), it’s rare to see a jumpsuit on the red carpet, and rarer still to see one worn so tastefully.

Her white suit ensemble, eye-catching but still elegant, stood out boldly in front of the dramatic red backdrop of the biggest night in theater, created out of 100,000 red roses by Raul Àvila.

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Perfect for a fancy summer evening, the key to Allison’s asymmetrical look was its mix of a traditionally masculine, clean-cut silhouette with feminine lines and sweet touches. The masculine tuxedo-like jacket was balanced with a deep V neckline; her pant legs were wide, but nipped in at the waist to subtly show off her curves; and though she had pin-straight hair, she also donned small barrettes to create a delicate, girlish vibe. The look also beautifully combined the playfulness of a jumpsuit, with the seriousness of the pantsuit.

Overall her ensemble was as eye-catching as it was elegant.

Allison Williams attends the 2016 Tony Awards

Larry Busacca | Getty Images | Tony Awards Productions

For Her‘s tips for you

Ready to take on the pantsuit trend for the first time? Try these three style pointers:

Choose a solid color or a simple, discrete printed pattern. Bold patterns or lines can be tricky with a style that already stands out, and could edge this look from luxe to loud pretty quickly.

Pair it with a high heel. Not too high, of course, (there’s no need to be wobbling around!), but a pump will work better than a kitten heel. One of the advantages of a jumpsuit cut when done correctly is that it creates the illusion of very long legs. Like Allison, you’ll want a bit of height in a neutral color to keep your silhouette looking long and lean.

Go for minimal, but strong accessories. As seen on Allison, you’ll need just a few key items to complete the look, while keeping it very clean. A simple but stunning drop earring, a solid color clutch in a geometric shape, and a great manicure in a complementary color should do the trick. You want to keep the eye flowing over you, not concentrated on one section.

Natalie van der Meer
Natalie van der Meer
Senior Editor Natalie van der Meer is a former editor for Redbook, Woman's Day, Reader's Digest and Allure, covering fashion, beauty, travel, family, book reviews, and much more. She lives in New York City.