Penelope Cruz turns heads in summer's hottest shade - get her look on a budget!

The always stylish Penelope Cruz is on a Chanel kick and we're lusting after her summer dress

Penelope Cruz
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You can always count on Penelope Cruz to be ahead of the trend when it comes to fashion.

Earlier this week, Penelope, who just a few months ago made headlines wearing a bejeweled red dress that took an astonishing 700 hours to make, stepped out in a gorgeous, hot pink look by Chanel that forced everyone to pay attention. 

The 48-year-old actor's outfit was perfectly on point for the occasion: she was attending Chanel’s Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner in New York. 

Penelope finished off her look with a super-cute quilted purse by the brand in the same hue as her dress, which, given the artist's stature, has officially become one of the best petite dresses we've seen around in quite some time. 

Given the gown's silhouette, we dare posit it also works as one of the best dresses for fuss-free summer style.


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This hot pink dress works perfectly for a warm summer night. Pair it with silver shoes and jewelry to truly highlight its unique color.


Penelope’s outfit choice should come as no surprise. The actor is a Chanel ambassador and she’s been sporting the brand’s most beautiful looks throughout the season. 

Penelope Cruz

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Just last week, the Spanish actor was spotted at the Chanel Métiers d'Art fashion show in Florence, Italy, wearing a stunning black mini dress that she paired with a short sequined cardigan. But the look's piece de resistance was certainly her Chanel jewelry: necklaces, earrings, cuffs, and a chain belt adorned her. Add to it all a messy updo and you've got yourself a must-be-replicated look.

While in Italy, she also stunned in a bright blue short suit that she wore with a white shirt and quilted shoulder bag that boasted a gold chain: it was a classic Chanel look that everyone is still talking about.

Given her illustrious career and years in the spotlight, Penelope is no stranger to the world of fashion and her influence has drenched into the beauty world as well. Just last year, her sharp bob was deemed the hairstyle of 2021

We obviously all have something to learn from the one and only Penelope.

Anna Rahmanan is a New York-based writer and editor who covers culture, entertainment, food, fashion and travel news. Anna’s words have appeared on Time Out New York, the Huffington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Us Weekly, Bon Appetit and Brooklyn Magazine, among other outlets.