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Downton Abbey Star Joanne Froggatt Shows Off the Body Beneath Her Maid Costume

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We’re so used to seeing actress Joanne Froggatt all covered up in the shabby maid costume she wears on Downton Abbey. Which is why we did a double take when we first saw her in the sexy ensemble that she wore to the premiere of her film Filth in London Monday night.

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While this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Downton Abbey star in a look unbefitting of their character on the show (hello, Michelle Dockery’s backless Prada gown at the Emmys!), we’re certain that this body-hugging number would send the Dowager Countess running for her fainting couch.

Far from the drab, body-concealing frocks that Froggatt’s character Anna Bates wears, the actress looked stunning in a super-fitted, colorblock bandage dress by Hervé Léger. The light blue panel nipped in her tiny waist, the purple off-the-shoulder straps showed off just enough cleavage and the navy blue skirt clung to her curves for a total va-va-voom effect.

Then she upped the vixen factor even more with a pair of strappy heels, a golden clutch and some very smoky eyes. Sultry, voluminous waves on her normally straight blonde hair added a sexy finishing touch.

Froggatt’s bombshell look is a dramatic departure from the servant clothes she wears on the show — and though Anna Bates would be shocked, we have a feeling she’d secretly be pretty into it.

What do you think of Froggatt’s out-of-character style?

–Storm Heitman