Get the Look: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal doesn't look like the typical Hollywood starlet. She slouches, her beauty is Botticellian, and she covers her body just as frequently as she shows it off. It figures that with her atypical look, a quirky sense of style would follow. Her fashion is always unpredictable, and her slinky style harkens back to Katharine Hepburn and the everyday glamour of the 40s; vintage mandarin collar silk shirts, wide-leg menswear trousers, polka dots, red lipstick, and pin curls. Her first cinematic hit, The Secretary, is proof that the quirky beauty translates into major sex appeal, and her current stint as the face (and body) for Agent Provocateur solidifies it.

It's not hard to emulate Gyllenhaal's style; the pieces are classic but worn with a tongue in cheek attitude. One of our favorite looks of hers is this double-breasted mini dress that she wore to the Spirit Awards (pictured, and seen here). There's nothing revolutionary about the style, and yet all the details -- the longer short sleeves that are cut close to the arm, the shape, the color -- add up to a whimsical look, which embodies her so well. This IRO Metallic Puff Short Sleeve Dress ($209, has exactly the same, adorable proportions as Gyllenhaal's version. If you're a bit short on cash, try the UO Babydoll T-Shirt Dress in Greybuilding ($29.99, Urban Outfitters) for a similar look.

We also can't help but fawn over her sexy take as Lee Holloway from The Secretary -- a role that clearly fulfills many fantasies we won't mention here; we just love her come hither, secretarial fashion. Take this B Wear by Byer Pencil Skirt ($24.99, JCPenney) and pair it with these Mossimo Dulce Velvet Peep Toe Pumps ($24.99, Target) and the classic sex appeal of these Contrast Seam & Heel Stockings ($30, Agent Provocateur). They're Gyllenhaal endorsed afterall! Finish it off with The Us Shop High Neck Jabot Silky Blouse ($65,, which ties the secretary look to Gyllenhaal's affinity for high collars.

From her stint as The Secretary to her current endorsement of the sexy lingerie house, Agent Provocateur, Maggie Gyllenhaal has carved out a sexy, appealing style based off her quirky, atypical Hollywood look. Her alluring smirk symbolizes her cheeky take on classic, glamorous fashion. She's enticed many with her enigmatic beauty, and we can only aspire to attain such a mysterious appeal by way of style. With our affordable picks, it's a goal that's within reach.

-- Lindsay Sakraida

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