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Leigh Anne Pinnock slips into a peplum gown for The Downton Abbey Ball

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5 months agoLeigh-Anne Pinnock would certainly be invited back for one of the high society engagements at 1920s Downton.

The brunette beauty put on an elegant display on Thursday night as she attended the Downton Abbey Ball in a black peplum evening gown.

Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne, 23, proved she had all of the grace of the other house guests as she joined the famous ITV cast at London's lavish Savoy Hotel.

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Be our guest! Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock outed herself as a closet Downton fan as she attended the Downton Abbey Ball on Thursday night at London's Savoy hotel

Scarlet-lipped Leigh-Anne was drawing special attention to her incredible waist with the strapless full-length number.





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She created an hourglass figure with petal detail at the middle and let the fitted dress skirt over her enviable form.

Leigh-Anne wore her hair up in a fuss-free 'do and added a slick of striking red lipstick to help her set off the dinner party outfit. 

Slender starlet: Pinnock displayed her lithe frame in the floor-skimming black number

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She was rocking a Clueless-inspired plaid miniskirt yesterday and changed into this showstopping gown for evening - Leigh-Anne's got a Little Mix of everything in her wardrobe!

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 All smiles: Despite arriving by herself, the brunette beauty was smiling widely at the party

Red lip look: The Little Mix starlet mixed up a black dress with a striking red lipstick

Drawing attention: The brunette drew special attention her incredible, tiny waist

And while Downton stars Laura Carmichael, 28, and Elizabeth McGovern, 53, are used to a TV wardrobe of fabulous ball gowns for Downton's various engagements, they also picked faithful black dresses.

There was of course, a certain standard to be met on Thursday night but the ITV show's leading ladies met the challenge in ultra-glamorous evening choices.

Held on behalf Centrepoint charity, the charity event saw the ladies of the Abbey slip into slinky black dresses on the night to uphold the glamour of the period drama. 

Show-stopper: Laura, who plays Lady Cora Crawley in the ITV programe, kept up appearances in the one-shoulder dress

Photo-ready: Laura ditched her 1920s garbs in favour of a figure-hugging dress with side splits

Picture perfect: She may play the lady of the house in the ITV show, but Elizabeth looked more like one of the sisters

Black beauties: Leading ladies Laura Carmichael (left) and Elizabeth McGovern (right) wore elegant black dresses to The Downton Abbey ball on Thursday night

It was set to be a suitably fabulous event as the famous hotel laying on a lavish fine dining and even a Downton Cabaret, performed by the cast.

The actresses were certainly razzle-dazzling on the night, with Laura - who plays Lady Edith Crawley in the ITV show - putting on an effortlessly elegant display in a two tiered dress.

The one-shoulder number cut into sultry side splits and skimmed neatly over her shape to reveal caged heels on her feet.

All that glitters: The actress razzle dazzled in her black sequin dress to arrive at the ball

Timeless: The starlet, even close up, looked perfectly polished with her make-up in tact

Slender: Elizabeth proudly dressed her slender shape in the floor-sweeping dress

The cast: (From left) Jim Carter, Matt Barber, Laura Carmichael, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Allen Leech, Samantha Bond, Phyllis Logan  and Rob James-Collier attended too

Work wife: Hugh Bonneville (left) and Elizabeth McGovern (right) couldn't resist a few pictures for the family album

Meanwhile, her on-screen mother Elizabeth - more commonly known as Lady Cora Crawley - wore a sensational sequin number.

The 53-year-old was confident in the cowl-neck gown, that swept the floor as she made quite the entrance on Thursday night.

She kept her hair in a familiar 1920s style - the era in which fans last left Downton - with it curled about her ears in a bob, with a statement clip on one side.

Modern day charm: Actors Hugh Bonneville (left) and Jim Carter (right) sharpened up in their modern day finery

Jokers: The due wore bow ties with their dapper black dinner suits on Thursday night 

Scrub up well: Downton's lads Rob James-Collier (left) and Allen Leech (right) showed their cheeky sides

Thumbs up: Rob James-Collier wore a charcoal checkered suit offset by a red patterned shirt

Pretty in patterns: Sophie McShera, Daisy in the show, wore a cute patterned dress for the event

Suddenly upstairs: Downstairs Downton star Sophie was out of her dowdy work clothes

Fans of the show were able to purchase tickets for £500 for the fundraising event, which is in aid of homeless charity Centrepoint.

They were also able to see a different side to their favourite stars, with characters including Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), Charles Carson (Jim Carter) and Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier) in their more modern finery for 툰 코리아 웹툰 the night.

Hugh couldn't resist a few pictures with work wife Elizabeth, who plays the lady to his man of the house in the popular drama. 

Glammed up: House worker Mrs Hughes, or actress Phyllis Logan, was transformed on Thursday

Polished: Renowned actor Colin Salmon got in on the Downton action for the evening

Ball attire: Samantha Bond pulled out her elegant dinner gloves for the occasion

Twenties dress: Meanwhile, Lisa Maxwell wore a flapper-style dress in homage to the period drama

Ladies' men: Allen Leech and Rob James-Collier enjoyed the 1920s-style entertainment

Gorgeous guest: Guests were invited to sit round for a lavish dinner on Thursday night

A handsome appearance: Elizabeth McGovern and Jim Carter caught up over an evening feast

Special guest: Lady Kitty Spencer (right), niece of Princess Diana, put in an ultra-glamorous appearance

Glamorous: She wore a nude-coloured dress that draped behind her as she walked

Special entertainment: Jim Carter and Allen Leech took the stage for a special performance

Musical number: The duo entertained the crowds with a little musical number, it seemed

Double act: Allen Leech and Rob James-Collier stole the show on Thursday night

Fun times: At the table, Hugh was safely seated and not forced to take the stage

Mingling with the masses: Samantha Bond and Colin Salmon talked shop at the glamorous venue