Very grown-up, girls! Karen Gillan and Gemma Arterton leave the body-con at home as they step out looking demure

Very grown-up, girls! Karen Gillan and Gemma Arterton leave the body-con at home as they step out looking demure
By Holly Thomas

They're both sexy young actresses known for stepping out in glamorous ensembles whenever the occasion arises.

Bu it appears Karen Gillan and Gemma Arterton were both feeling a little more reserved than usual tonight.

The stars chose very demure outfits for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at London's Savoy Hotel tonight.
Reserved: Karen Gillan and Gemma Arterton both worked very modest looks for the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Savoy hotel in London tonight
Unusual choice: Karen teamed a vintage-style gold blouse with a high-waisted black velvet skirt

Karen looked sweet in a high-necked pale gold blouse, with burnt orange buttons to match her deep amber hair.

The 23-year-old teamed her unusual top with a high-waisted black velvet skirt, gathered at the front with a large bow.

A bright yellow and gold snakeskin effect clutch added a touch of edge to her vintage-style look.
Still got it: Tonight's wasn't Gemma's best look, but her smokey eyes and loose messy hair still made for a sultry effect
Elegant: Kristin Scott Thomas showed the rest how it was done in a floor-length black gown
On the guest list: The Hour star Romola Garai wore a rather loose red dress, while Zara Martin chose a long leopard print number

Gemma wore black slightly wet-look leggings, teamed with a high-necked black top with diamante embellishments.

She completed her outfit with a tuxedo jacket, and a clutch matching her top.

While Gemma's look wasn't one of her most successful- not quite making the most of her gorgeous figure- her hair and makeup were stunning as ever.
On trend: Legally Blonde, The Musical star Sheridan Smith and Erin O'Connor continued the modish theme

Sultry smoked-out eyes and messy loose waves made for a seductive combination.

Kirsten Scott Thomas showed up looking characteristically elegant in a long black dress and matching cape.

The 51-year-old actress won the Lebedev Special Award for her part in the Harold Pinter Theatre production of Betrayal, directed by Ian Rickson.
Blonde moment: Freddie Fox and Gabriella Calthorpe showed up together
Turned up: Mary Portas and Melanie Rickey stepped out in their best

Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch shared the accolade of Best Actor for their performances in Danny Boyle's National Theatre production of Frankenstein.

Meanwhile Sheridan Thomas had the Best Actress in a Musical award all to herself for her performance as a nearly-widowed countess in Trevor Nunn’s revival of Rattigan’s Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

And Playwright Richard Bean won the Best Play prize for both The Heretic at the Royal Court, One Man, Two Guvnors, which premiered at the National and opens this week at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre.
Wrapped up: Four Wedding and a Funeral star Anna Chancellor kept warm in a grey coat
Enjoying the party: Samantha Bond and Sonia Friedman chatted together