Julia Roberts debuts chic black 'all occasion' midi dress - and her new hair colour complements it beautifully

The actress stunned in a new midi dress, proving the timeless power of a black dress

Julia Roberts
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Julia Roberts' chic black midi dress, with puffed sleeves and a ruffled hem, is undoubtedly the best all occasion dress – and proves why black will never go out of fashion. 

When we reach the summer months, it feels natural to lean into lighter colour palettes for the best wedding guest dresses and to reflect the brighter, longer days of the season. But Julia Roberts may have just changed our minds, with an outfit that's undoubtedly one of her best looks of all time. 

Stepping out in a custom or as yet unreleased black midi dress by Canadian luxury label Greta Constantine, the actress looked stunning and surprisingly summer-ready despite the dress's deep shade. 

With a deep v-neckline, puffed sleeves and a voluminous princess skirt that flowed down into a ruffled hemline, the Greta Constantine dress is impossibly flattering and proves a black occasion dress is a timeless staple, and definitely one to include in a summer capsule wardrobe

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Styling the dress, Julia kept it sleek with a pair of black, low-heeled patent shoes and kept jewellery to a minimum, wearing only her engagement and wedding rings. 

We couldn't help but notice her black manicure too, with the shining nails really finishing off the all-black look and playing into the liquorice lacquer look which is one of our favourite nail trends for 2024.  

For the occasion, Julia ditched the copper red hair she's been rocking for the past few months and debuted a fresh blonde and beachy look. The voluminous waves were simply stunning, with the curl taking the hair away from her face to show off her natural, bronzed makeup look and pink berry lip combo. 

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with Good To, BBC Good Food and The Independent.