11/07/2013 16:48 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

On Trend: Samantha Barks Wows In White Lace At Summer Exhibition Preview

For a relative newcomer to the style scene, Samantha Barks definitely knows how to make an impression.

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The Brit actress, who got her big break in the silver screen version of Les Mis was perfectly attired for the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition preview party last night.

Stopping to pose for pictures as she arrived at the high-brow bash, Samantha looked elegant and summery in a ladylike white lace dress, accented with a black waist band. She added a girly pop of colour to the monochrome dress in the form of her cerise pink satin heels. We'd say this striking ensemble almost makes up for the fact that Samantha's new arm candy David Gandy wasn't with her last night, wouldn't you agree?

Check out more lovely lace pieces in our gallery - it's the perfect fabric for long summer nights.