The best dressed of the BAFTA television awards

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Plus, a political fashion statement.

The BAFTA television awards have come and gone, taking with them an unbelievable string of words we now have to get used to: ‘the BAFTA award-winning show Love Island‘. Beyond Marcel and co.’s new excuse to update to their Instagram bios, the evening also brought a string of absolutely stunning dresses that we fell in love with.

The string of spring and summer fashion trends were out in full force, with many stars opting for simply cut dresses in bold shades to let the colours do all the talking. Amanda Holden was the indisputable star of the evening in a fuschia gown by La Mania (primed to become one of the best BAFTA dresses of all time), while Coronation Street‘s Michelle Keegan stepped her game up in a banana yellow stunner. Thandie Newton brought the rainbow in a ruched draped dress by Richard Quinn.

On the other side of the spectrum, metallics and sparkles also dominated with the likes of comedian Katherine Ryan and Jane McDonald stepping out in show-stopping floor length pieces. However, it was Vanessa Kirby’s shimmery Dior that blew the competition out of the water – the perfect fairytale dress for her to sweep onstage with and collect her supporting actress BAFTA for The Crown.

Time’s Up Badges

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Since a swathe of Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations have come to light and the Time’s Up movement has blown through Hollywood, the British film industry stood in solidarity with their American counterparts on the steps of the Southbank Centre. We didn’t know exactly what would be in store at the BAFTA TV awards given that the political fashion statements have tended to differ, from the BRIT Awards’ white roses to the Golden Globes’ all black dress code.

However at the BAFTAs, people chose instead to wear a black Time’s Up pin in support. Stars such as Amanda Holden, Claire Foy and Laura Whitmore arrived wearing the pins.

Scroll down to our gallery for all our favourite looks this year…

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