Lifestyle Style Bryce Dallas Howard Buys $240 Topshop Dress for Critics' Choice Awards The actress continues to follow her own red carpet dressing rules By Brittany Talarico Brittany Talarico Brittany Talarico is PEOPLE's Deputy Style Director, where she oversees the brand's digital Style and Beauty coverage. This includes running lead on the Met Gala, which is among PEOPLE.com's top-trafficked red carpet events every year, interviewing the industry's top influencers (including all the Kardashian-Jenners), and breaking A-list celeb news (a New Jersey shore native, it is no surprise that her favorite interview ever was with Bruce Springsteen). Brittany is a style contributor to People Every Day Podcast and has represented the brand on national TV programs including Good Morning America and The CW's two TV specials on the British Royals. She joined PEOPLE from Cosmopolitan in 2013, where she was an Associate Editor. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 11, 2016 10:59 PM Share Tweet Pin Email While many stars collaborate with stylists for months to map out their red carpet wardrobes, Bryce Dallas Howard has a very different approach. The actress either heads to her local department store or orders her gowns online. And she stayed true to that method at Sunday's Critics Choice Awards, wearing a $240 Topshop dress she purchased herself. The show-stopping mustard maxi dress features a V-neck line, black beading and a flowing, goddess-like silhouette. The coolest part? It's currently available at Nordstrom. RELATED PHOTOS: The Best and Boldest Looks at the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards Howard teamed the gown with colorful Irene Neuwirth earrings and an "inspired" stegosaurus ponytail courtesy Christian Wood. Frazer Harrison/Getty Sara De Boer/Startraks The actress, who describes her personal style as "if Carolyn Bessette Met Kim Kardashian," purchased her Golden Globes dress in January as well as her last Critics Choice Awards dress. Watch the full episode of the Critics' Choice Awards Nomination Special, streaming now on People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to com/PEN, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, iOS and Android devices. She's crafted her own red carpet dressing rules, calling out sizing stereotypes that exist in the industry. "When you're not 'sample' size, or when you don't have a direct relationship with a designer, or if you don't have a lot of notice, those types of size 6 dresses just aren't that available that much," Howard shared earlier this year. "So, what I found is that if something is sort of last-minute, or I don't have a good relationship with a place, then I go to Neiman's, or I get something online," she shared, adding, "I like having lots of options for a size six as opposed to maybe one option." Want to win a trip to L.A.? Enter now for your chance to be at the Oscars® Red Carpet What do you think of Howard's red carpet dressing MO? Share below!