23/02/2012 09:22 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Hot Or Not: Kate Beckinsale's Lacy Independent Spirit Style

Right. We're just going to let you look at the picture first. We won't try to prejudice you one way or the other.

It's actress Kate Beckinsale at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations press conference:

Hot or not: Kate Beckinsale's lacy Independent Spirit style Photo: Getty

Reactions in the office to this dress choice have varied from the negative to the very negative. In fact, if the world were to make a movie about said dress (an independent film so Kate could stay on-brand) this would be our pull quote for the poster:

"The most unerotic negligee we've seen in a very long time"

It would also get a two out of five star rating. We were originally thinking a one star because it's so uninspiring but one star is still a distinction - albeit a dubious one - hence it's bumped up to two and will hopefully be forgotten in the fullness of time.

What about you? What star rating would you offer for Kate's lacy garment?

(EDIT: You know we're talking solely about the dress, right? We'd never be as foolish as to say that her legs looked anything less than fantastic!)

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