12/02/2012 20:51 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Octavia Spencer Pays Sartorial Tribute To Sharon Stone

Octavia Spencer shunned the traditional gown-based glamour on the red carpet at the Baftas in favour of a shirt and skirt combo - a tribute to Sharon Stone's 1998 Oscar outfit, she explained.

Octavia Spencer pays sartorial tribute to Sharon Stone Photos: WireImage

If you'd told us that the crisp white shirt and skirt combo would be making a reappearance on the red carpet we would probably have popped a sneaky tenner on it being worn by Meryl (so it's just as well we didn't - gambling's bad, kids).

ANYHOODLE, where Sharon slipped into her then-husband's Gap shirt and a lilac Vera Wang skirt back in 1998, Octavia Spencer donned Tadashi Shoji (her go-to designer for the red carpet this awards season) with Stuart Weitzman heels.

We're actually liking the sartorial nod to awards ceremonies past but we can't help thinking she could have undone one more button to take the whole thing from vaguely office-y to red carpet. Desk to disco, if you will...

FYI, here's what everyone else was wearing: