America Ferrera Plays It Safe at CFDA Fashion Awards with Simple Black Kate Spade Dress

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Because the CFDA Fashion Awards is a fashion-centered event, we expected some killer looks on the red carpet.

This event of the year allows celebs to take some risks and impress us with the ingenuity of the fashion industry. But, while some brought their A-game to the table at this year’s CFDA, some played it safe.

One of those celebs to play it safe was America Ferrera, who chose a simple black Kate Spade dress for her red carpet appearance.

America Ferrera donned a black floor-length Kate Spade dress adorned with rhinestone embellishments on the collar and around the waistAmerica Ferrera donned a black floor-length Kate Spade dress adorned with rhinestone embellishments on the collar and around the waist (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

The 32-year-old chose this embellished Kate Spade floor-length creation for the event.

Draped in a Kate Spade New York gown and adorned with Irene Neuwirth jewelry, America Ferrera graced the occasion with elegance, yet her ensemble might not have entirely captured the desired level of sophistication for an event of this statureDraped in a Kate Spade New York gown and adorned with Irene Neuwirth jewelry, America Ferrera graced the occasion with elegance, yet her ensemble might not have entirely captured the desired level of sophistication for an event of this stature (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

While unquestionably a timeless addition to one’s wardrobe, this dress, unfortunately, fell a bit short in terms of creating a major red carpet statement, particularly considering the nature of the event.

America Ferrera's hair was elegantly pulled back into a sleek ponytail at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards America Ferrera’s hair was elegantly pulled back into a sleek ponytail at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on June 7, 2016 (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

We think America looked sophisticated, especially with the accessories she chose to give the long black dress a more glamorous panache.

We can’t find the dress anywhere online, but here are a few alternatives:

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What do you think of this look from America Ferrera? Does it earn a yay or a nay from you?

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