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Shailene Woodley Turns Up the Heat in a Sexy White Gown at the Berlin Divergent Premiere

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Shailene Woodley promised she would be taking her style more seriously on her Divergent press tour, and for the most part, she’s been true to her word. (There was this moment, but that’s neither here nor there.) So far, the actress, 22, has been looking perfectly pretty in pieces like this blue lace Stella McCartney number and this blazing orange gown, but we had a feeling that a “Wow” moment was on the way.

Finally, in Berlin, she cranked her style scale up to 11 in this plunging, dramatic Zuhair Murad gown with gold chain detail in both the front and back. She slicked down her hair and applied a dark wine lip — a total departure for the actress, who is more frequently seen sporting a light pink balm (when she wears any makeup at all). We’re especially intrigued by the lipstick; since Woodley says she’ll only wear pure cosmetics, she seems to have found the holy grail of lip colors — after all, a good all-natural, saturated, stay-put lipstick is hard to find. (Makeup artist Gloria Noto reveals she mixed Tarte’s deep red “Moody” with its brighter “Fiery.” Says Noto of the look, “Since her dress was so sleek and white, we needed some drama in the face but still wanted it to be minimal so we went with a very 1920’s Berlin silent film actress look. This is one of my favorite looks we’ve done!”)

She still kept jewelry to the bare minimum, but this look has enough going on that keeping it simple really sets it off nicely. Woodley proves that sometimes, all you need to rock a dress is the perfect fit and a big smile.

What do you think of the star’s latest look? Is this a personal best for her?

–Alex Apatoff