Jennifer Garner makes another stunning red carpet return five months after giving birth

Jennifer Garner makes another stunning red carpet return… five months after giving birth

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06:00 GMT, 7 August 2012

She gave birth to her son only last February, but Jennifer Garner today made a bold return to the red carpet.

The actress, 40, turned up to the premiere of her new film The Odd Life of Timothy Green having traded in her usual blue jeans and T-shirts for a stunning crimson red dress and satin heels.

With a throw of the hip, her shoulders held firmly back, the mother-of-three looked confident and ready to resume her role as a Hollywood darling.

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Lady in red: Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' The Odd Life of Timothy Green at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on Monday

Lady in red: Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' The Odd Life of Timothy Green at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on Monday

Making her way into the El Capitan
Theatre in Los Angeles, Jennifer posed for a flutter of flashbulbs. But
judging from the snaps, she hardly flinched.

Alongside co-stars Joel Edgerton and child star CJ Adams, Jennifer delivered a sense of effortless style.

The actress' hair was tousled into a loose ponytail, soft waves framing her face.

Her make-up highlighted her natural
beauty, with pale pink lipstick and rouge making for a youthful
complexion, while her dark eyes smouldered for the cameras.

Radiant: The actress looked comfortable and confident as she posed for photographers

Radiant: The actress looked comfortable and confident as she posed for photographers

Radiant: The actress looked comfortable and confident as she posed for photographers

Flawless face: A lash of light pink lipstick and rouge, and smouldering shadow, and Jennifer was ready for her latest Hollywood event

Flawless face: A lash of light pink lipstick and rouge, and smouldering shadow, and Jennifer was ready for her latest Hollywood event

Co-stars: Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton pose in front of clamouring fans

Co-stars: Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton flashed their megawatt smiles in front of clamouring fans

Child star: Jennifer put a loving hand on the shoulder of her little co-star, CJ Adams, as the actors posed with director Peter Hedges

Child star: Jennifer put a loving hand on the shoulder of her little co-star, CJ Adams, as the actors posed with director Peter Hedges

Come here you! Jennifer and CJ looked glad to be reunited at the event as she gave him a motherly squeeze

Come here you! Jennifer and CJ looked glad to be reunited at the event as she gave him a motherly squeeze

The sleeveless frock was gathered at the hip, raising the hem and offering a sash of fabric that dropped from the waist.

While the frock was forgiving in its cut, Jennifer appeared to need little help hiding her figure.

Having given birth to baby Samuel, her
first son with husband Ben Affleck, in late February, it seems she's
had little trouble shedding her baby weight.

Boasting a
healthy and toned shape, the actress is refreshingly bucking the trend
for a post-pregnancy size zero.

It wasn't her first red carpet event
since giving birth. Jennifer previously travelled to Las Vegas in April
to attend the CinemaCon – Disney event to be honoured as the
organisation's Female Star of the Year.

Showing support: Cheryl Hines attending the event in a pink and gold leaf cocktail dress

Teen sensation: Disney star Bella Thorne also turned up at the event in a pretty pastel pencil dress

Pretty in pastel: Cheryl Hines, left, and Bella Thorne, right, also attended the event

Dashing: Joel Edgerton, left, and Ron Livingston, right, cleaned up well for the occasion

Dashing: Joel Edgerton, left, and Ron Livingston, right, cleaned up well for the occasion

Dashing: Joel Edgerton, left, and Ron Livingston, right, cleaned up well for the occasion

Flashing a smile: Actress Odeya Rush, director Peter Hedges, and CJ Adams posed politely for the cameras

Flashing a smile: Actress Odeya Rush, director Peter Hedges, and CJ Adams posed politely for the cameras

Doting mom: Cheryl Hines also brought along her lovely young daughter, Catherine

Doting mom: Cheryl Hines also brought along her lovely young daughter, Catherine

A family affair: Charmed actress Holly Marie Combs brought her family to the Disney premiere

A family affair: Charmed actress Holly Marie Combs brought her family to the Disney premiere

Once again, the star looked lovely on the red carpet in a short, nude smock dress.

And for all the photos of the actress out with her family its easy to imagine how she managed to size down so quickly.

Jennifer is often seen out with Ben
and their daughters Violet, six, and Seraphina, three – embodying the
role of the all-American mother often in blue jeans and T-shirts.

Her actor husband was nowhere in sight
today, presumably having returned to Puerto Rico, where he has been
filming new movie Runner, Runner.

Ben, alongside Justin Timberlake,
plays a deceptive and illegal business founder who is involved in the
world of offshore gaming.

On screen: Jennifer and Joel play a 'childless couple who bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant...'

On screen: Jennifer and Joel play a 'childless couple who bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant…'

Twist: However ...'Soon, a child is born, though he is not all that he appears'

…However, 'Soon, a child is born, though he is not all that he appears'

But it would seem Jennifer is easing
back into being in front of the cameras, with Timothy Green being the
most recent feature film listed on her IMDb page.

The actress plays a familiar role in the new picture: a new mother.

There is, of course, a twist in the
plot as she and co-star Joel Edgerton play a 'childless couple who bury a
box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant,'
according to the film's official description.

However, 'Soon, a child is born, though he is not all that he appears.'

Looking good! Jennifer Garner attended the CinemaCon Disney event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in April

Looking good! Jennifer, 40, attended the CinemaCon Disney event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in April

Out and about: Jennifer Garner and husband Ben Affleck hold hands in Los Angeles on March 30 - less than a month after she gave birth

Out and about: Jennifer Garner and husband Ben Affleck hold hands in Los Angeles on March 30 – less than a month after she gave birth

Busy mom: Jennifer Garner, with husband Ben and their daughters Violet, six, and Seraphina, three, on Mother's Day 2012

Busy mom: Jennifer Garner, with husband Ben and their daughters Violet, six, and Seraphina, three, on Mother's Day 2012

That child, played by CJ Adams, made
quite the entrance at this afternoon's premiere as well – in a smart
blazer and dark denim. And he was clearly glad to be reunited with his
onscreen mother, with Jennifer giving him a big squeeze on the red
carpet.

Also at the event was co-star, Odeya
Rush, also dressed in red; director Peter Hedges; Disney sensation Bella
Thorne; and actress Cheryl Hines.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green is set for release on August 15 – also Ben's 40th birthday.

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