Emily Deschanel stuns at the 2012 Critics’ Choice Awards

Emily Deschanel stuns at the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards

Make no bones about it – actress Emily Deschanel's confident style and taste for fine jewelry is an inspiration to aspiring trendsetters. As the former star of the hit television show Bones, Deschanel brought wit and humor to the role of Dr. Temperance Brennan. The California-born actress – who is a big sister to actress and singer Zooey Deschanel – has also appeared in such films as 2003's Cold Mountain and the 2009 film My Sister's Keeper.

At the 2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards, Deschanel donned a flared black dress richly textured in geometric patterns. Cinched at the waist, the actress paired a dark belt with her look that helped augment the vivid curvature of her designs. Falling an inch or so below her knees, this confident dress showed off her alabaster complexion and black peep toe platform heels. Deschanel pulled her thick hair up in a delicate style, and paired her look with a stunning set of dangling golden hoop earrings and two matching cocktail rings.

Deschanel's easy to duplicate look makes use of patterns yet carefully avoids overdoing it, making it an ideal ensemble for formal events. To recreate her dress and accessories on your own, consider matching gold jewelry with a boldly textured dress.