Back to black: Bar Refaeli, Thandie Newton and Tamara Ecclestone lead the red carpet glamour in their sexy long gowns at the Laureus World Sports Awards
It's the moment all women dread – saving their sexy new frock for a big party only to walk in and discover that another female guest is wearing exactly the same thing.
But thankfully for these leading ladies, while they all might have been wearing long black dresses that looked rather similar, all three made their frocks their own as they graced the red carpet tonight.
Actress Thandie Newton, model Bar Refaeli and socialite Tamara Ecclestone looked stunning as they arrived at the Laureus World Sports Awards in London.
Showing some leg: Model Bar Refaeli and actress Thandie Newton arrived at the Laureus World Sport Awards tonight in long black dress with a sexy side split
On form: Formula One heiress Tamara Ecclestone looked gorgeous in her black body con dress which clung to her slender frame
Tamara looked very elegant in her long black body con gown, which showed off her enviably trim frame as she posed for the cameras.
it was all about the sexy side split for Bar and Thandie as they flashed their impressive set
of pins as they arrived at the Laureus World Sports Awards in London
Thandie, 39, looked gorgeous in her long dress, which was asymmetrical across the neckline and just skimmed the floor.
Strike a pose: Bar does what she does best and oozed gorgeousness as she posed for the cameras on the red carpet
She teamed it with towering black wedged
heels with a silver trim and posed for photos on the red carpet at the
event which took place at the Central Hall in Westminster.
Thandie was accompanied by friend and fellow actor Clive Owen, who looked very handsome in his dinner suit.
Owen, 47, was hosting the awards, an annual event that recognises the most outstanding sports men and women of the last year, and Thandie was also presenting as a segment host.
Your hosts for the evening: Actor Clive Owen, who looked handsome in his tux, was presenting the awards alongside Thandie, who was a segment host
Bar, however, was just a guest on the
night and looked stunning in her long black dress, which, like
Thandie's, flashed her lower leg on the right hand side.
The Sports Illustrated model launched the awards in London earlier today and was snapped with former tennis champion Boris Becker as they launched the new Laureus Shanghai Tang Charity Polo Shirt.
Mr and Mrs Becker: Boris and his wife Lilly, who looked stunning in a gold and black lace dress, stopped for pictures on the red carpet
All that glitters: Dancing On Ice judge and Olympian Katarina Witt showed off her curves in a low-cut gold sequined number
Becker was also at the event and brought along wife Lilly, who looked fabulous in a strapless gold and black lace gown.
Olympian and current Dancing On Ice judge Katarina Witt also opted for gold, as she arrived in a sequined dress that showed off her ample assets, that looked in danger of breaking free from the very low neckline.
Short and sexy: Former athlete Denise Lewis kept it flirty in her ruffled black creation as did sports presenter Georgie Thompson
She's a lady: Dame Kelly Holmes both looked gorgeous in her long black dress
But black was definitely the colour of the night for most of the ladies attending the bash.
Former athlete Denise Lewis and sports presenter Georgie Thompson kept it flirty in short black dresses while Dame Kelly Holmes showed off her trim frame in a long black dress with side panelling.
A night for the WAGS: Former F1 ace David Coulthard with his dazzling fiance Karen were at the bash as well as Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic…
… while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger brought wife Annie Brosterhous and Alan Hansen brought his wife Janet, who also decided to wear black
The night also gave the wives of the sportsmen a chance to have a go in the spotlight, with football and golfing other halves attending with their sporting partners – and giving them a run for their money in the spotlight.
Former Formula One driver David Coulthard who arrived with his fiance Karen Minier who quite literally dazzled in her sparkling blue dress.
Double dutch: Former footballer Edwin van der Sar and his wife Annemarie were at the bash as well as Edwin's fellow Dutchman Rudd Gullit who attended with his wife Estelle
Row row row your boat: Olympic gold medallists Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Steven Redgrave were also there with their wives
Fresh from his Australian Open win, tennis star Novak Djokovic was also at the bash where he was honoured with the Sportsman of the Year award, and arrived with girlfriend Jelena Ristic, who kept it chic and simple in a black lace dress.
Other winners on the night included Northern Irish golfer Darren Clarke, who was awarded the comeback of the year award for winning the Open Championship at the age of 42, and Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton was given the lifetime achievement award while Champions League winners Barcelona were named Laureus team of the year.
Getting in on the action: Prime Minister David Cameron posed with some of the winners and guests after the ceremony
LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS WINNERS
SPORTSMAN – Tennis player Novak Djokovic
SPORTSWOMAN – Long-distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot
SPORTSPERSON WITH A DISABILITY – Runner Oscar Pistorius
ACTION SPORTSPERSON – Surfer Kelly Slater
TEAM – FC Barcelona
COMEBACK OF THE YEAR – Golfer Darren Clarke
BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR – Golfer Rory McIlroy
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Sir Bobby Charlton