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Blake Lively's 'essence' captured on The Shallows red carpet

Designer Carolina Herrera loves to dress Blake Lively, describing her as a "dream".

Designer Carolina Herrera wanted to capture Blake Lively's "essence" for her latest red carpet look.

The 28-year-old stunned at the premiere of her new movie, The Shallows, on Tuesday night (21Jun16), wearing a monochrome strapless gown featuring a sheer skirt.

The dress was custom made by Carolina, who somehow managed to conceal the fact Blake is currently pregnant with her second child.

Speaking to WWD about how the garment came together, the Venezuelan designer revealed ideas for the young actress always come easily to her.

"Blake is fabulous... and beautiful,” she said. “For a designer, she is a dream to dress; she knows what she likes and what works on her body. The dress we did for her premiere captures her essence - the black patent bodice says power and the tulle with a flower applique says softness and femininity. Her best accessory last night was the glow of motherhood.”

Blake accessorised her gorgeous gown with black strappy sandals, a Christian Louboutin clutch and oversize jewelled rings designed by Lorraine Schwartz.

However in an interview with DJ Sway Calloway on his Shade 45 radio show, Blake explained her looks on the red carpet are far removed from what she wears around the house.

"When you look at yourself in the mirror at home and you don't look like that, you think, 'Well, why do those people look like that?'" she told the radio host. "But when I go home and take off that dress and look in the mirror, I don't look like that either."

Blake's gripping new shark drama opens in cinemas in America on Friday (24Jun16).

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