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Irina Shayk’s Red Coat Dress At The National Board Of Review Awards Was So Chic

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On Tues. evening, stars flocked to the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in New York City in their absolute best cocktail attire. Lady Gaga showed up in the glitziest, crystal-embellished tuxedo dress, complete with a feathered cape and all, while Constance Wu opted for an equally eye-catching, red sequin gown. But the real show-stopping number from the Jan. 8 event? Irina Shayk's red coat dress, an unexpected, though nonetheless welcomed, pick for such a formal-leaning event.

After walking the Golden Globes red carpet on Jan. 6 in an exquisitely designed, gold sequin gown, which featured a super-high slit and thin, '90s-inspired straps, the model swapped the Old-Hollywood glamour and shine for something slightly more retro inspired, as she attend yet another event in support of Bradley Cooper. While the majority of the celebrity attendees at the National Board of Review's gala opted for more traditional attire in the form of elegant, floor-grazing gowns, Shayk proved that with the right styling (and panache), you can make even the most surprising of fashion items a red-carpet winner.

Shayk's getup consisted of head-to-toe Versace, a designer she's frequented in the past. The model wore an '80s-inspired, brick cotton dress that was rendered in a houndstooth pattern and featured bold, structured shoulders, a plunging neckline, and a fitted waist. Gold hardware detailing (namely the statement buttons and zipped pockets) infused the piece with just the right amount of glamour.

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The most striking thing about her outfit, though? The fact that her dress wasn't actually a dress at all. In fact, it's technically classified as a coat online, but as Kate Middleton, and now Shayk, have demonstrated so flawlessly, the essential outerwear piece can make for the best frock of all.

Of course, the model's styling choices are also worth mentioning. She grounded her gala look with a pair of belted platform booties and a black handbag, both by Versace. She rocked her new, shiny bob (which she first debuted on Sun.), topping off her look with a leather-trimmed cap that was designed in the same poppy-red pattern as her dress.

Next time you receive an invite to a formal event, channel your inner Shayk and trade in your usual cocktail gown for a trend-froward coat dress. Shop Shayk's exact pick, plus The Zoe Report's favorites, ahead.

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Patterned Single Breasted Coat

$2,286

Versace

'80s suiting is one of the biggest trends of the new year, which is what makes this Versace piece all the more appealing. Channel Shayk and wear it as a dress or pair it with your favorite skinny jeans and simple black boots.

Double-Breasted Leather Coat

$9,120

Alaïa

You probably didn't think you needed a leather coat-dress hybrid — until now. This buttery black number strikes the perfect balance between '80s glam and '90s edge, too.

Trench Coat

$495

Marc Jacobs

A belted trench coat is one of the easiest styles to wear as a dress. Wear this one with '60s-inspired white ankle boots or chunky sneakers for an unexpected, sporty touch.

Fitted Coat

$381

Rejina Pyo

A fitted coat that also makes for the most perfect LBD? Sold. Plus, the fitted waist, puffed sleeves, and gold hardware make it a great (and slightly more affordable) alternative to Shayk's.

Double-Breasted Duchesse-Satin Coat

$1,995

Christopher Kane

This satin coat is simply too stunning to pass up. Its big-ticket price tag may intimidate you, but remember it's a dual purpose staple — a coat and a dress — so it's worth it.

Tradition Belted Printed Wool-Felt Coat

$740

Johanna Ortiz

This belted wool-felt coat dress is perfectly suitable for both work and play. Rock it with easygoing white ankle booties for a day of shopping or black power pumps when in the office.