11/07/2013 20:39 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Hayden Panettiere Parties In Purple Bodycon And Messy Plait

While the British Isles continues to be stuck under grey skies, Hayden Panettiere's latest red-carpet appearance reminds us that further afield, people are enjoying sunnier climes and seasonally-appropriate clothing.

The Nashville star looked every inch the beach beauty last night as she lit up the Entertainment Weekly and ABC Upfront party in New York.

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The 23-year-old actress chose a figure-flaunting strappy bodycon dress in a skin-enhancing shade of purple which she dressed down with suede shoe-boots and a just-back-from-the-beach messy fishtail braid.

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With just a hint of eye makeup, Hayden's natural beauty really stood out. Proof that a Californian lifestyle is definitely good for you.

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