Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel is rather stealthy. Every time we think we've got her pegged, she manages to completely surprise us, whether that's with a dynamite performance in Easy Virture or via her newly noteworthy personal style. On that note, we're pleased that the actress's recent spate of movies, including this summer's The A-Team, is giving us more opportunities to observe Biel's fashion proclivities and watch them evolve. While it's true that Biel's off-duty activities run on the sporty side and include impressive feats like climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the global water crisis, her red carpet style has certainly taken a glamorous turn. Whether she's wearing a lace-accented Pucci dress or opting for a floral frock and a sharp blazer, Biel's chic sensibilities are the perfect topic for today's Style Spotlight.

One of the things we like best about Biel's fashion picks as of late is the way she can execute both less fancy and ultra-dressy iterations of the same fashion idea. For example, Biel stuck to a black-and-white palette for both the premiere of The A-Team and the MTV Movie Awards, but the results were dramatically different. For the former, she wore a silk and lace Emilio Pucci dress, which is from the Cannes VIP Capsule Collection that Creative Director Peter Dundas designed to support the fashion house's F/W 10 collection, Sergio Rossi Cachet Peep-Toe Platform Pumps ($690) in black satin, and Vhernier's Large Camuration Ring in turquoise and chalcedony ($8,000, 310.273.2444). Then for the awards show she opted for a short, pink bow-bedecked Giambatista Valli dress from the F/W 10 collection with a black suede pair of Pierre Hardy Peep-Toe Bejeweled Heels ($2925, 305.674.7899). In addition to the colours, both dresses have transparent elements