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Mixing Prints Is Easy To Pull Off With A Dress Like Thandie Newton's

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - NOVEMBER 04:  Thandie Newton attends the 2019 Breakthrough Prize at NASA Ames Research Center on November 4, 2018 in Mountain View, California.  (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize)

Summer 2019 has seen a whole lot of monochromatic neutrals, easy one-piece outfits, and classic jeans and tees, but Thandie Newton just isn't that into subtlety. Between her big curls and love for bold fashion, this 46-year-old is more interested in making a statement. The mixed-print floral dress Thandie Newton just sported is a case in point.

This British actor was a teen in the '80s and it shows. She's always been partial to a puffy shoulder and a retro print, or in this case, a few of them. The dress she wore to support her daughter, Nico Parker, at Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood gala on Tues. featured three different floral themes in one.

Newton posed on the red carpet with her 14-year-old daughter wearing a long-sleeved mini dress decorated with various prints, all adhering to a botanical motif. The dress is from Ashish's Autumn/Winter collection and it features a mock neck embellished with blooms in rainbow colors, then more flowers from a contrasting color palette on the sheer sleeves.

The bodice was blanketed with purple and yellow flowers whose sequin beading sparkled under the spotlight. To add even more color to the outfit, Newton carried a statement bag in robin egg blue. The look was so flamboyant it required a subtle pair of nude sandal heels and a no-frills straight ponytail.

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Newton doesn't get nearly enough credit for her impeccable fashion sense. The actor is no stranger to a runway show and you can tell she takes mental notes. Her style is incredibly bold, but her risks always seem to warrant a reward.

Her latest is actually rather reminiscent of the floral trio she sported to Louis Vuitton's Paris Fashion Week show in March, which included a contrast-print blouse and contrasting (yet surprisingly matching) bomber.

Newton's fascination with inharmonious prints does have boundaries, however. If you haven't noticed, she tends to choose conflicting patterns within a certain theme (florals especially). You've never seen the actor mix animal-, floral-, and polka-dot prints, per se.

The actor's mini and more clashing prints, ahead.

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