Candice Accola is clearly having a love affair with red, as the actress has been seen donning the fiery hue numerous times this month.

Following her appearance at New York Fashion Week, the Vampire Diaries star stepped out looking ravishing in red for the Hollywood Reporter’s Pre-Emmy Party.

While her look during Fashion Week was more sexy-meets-sophisticated, Candice opted for a sweeter feel this time around. The newly-engaged star wore a beaded dress by Preen, which she paired with a cream bow belt and nude patent leather heels.

The look is so adorable, we’re certainly not surprised that other celebs have reached for it as well. However, we didn’t immediately realize that the dress is several years old!

Back in 2011, Anna Faris chose the same Preen frock when she attended the GQ Men of the Year party alongside hubby Chris Pratt. The House Bunny actress (currently starring in the CBS comedy Mom) added a black patent belt and Yves Saint Laurent platform heels for a sleek and shiny touch.

Of course, we’re a bit biased when it comes to our girl Candice, so we’ll leave the choice up to you. Who wore the beaded Preen dress best?


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