Pixie Geldof does a Sarah Jessica Parker at the ELLE Style Awards, turns up in trousers

It's the type of occasion where a ballgown wouldn't be too overdressed.

Pixie Geldof hit the ELLE Style Awards in trousers. Copyright [Getty]

But Pixie Geldof followed Sarah Jessica Parker's lead at the ELLE Style Awards tonight, hitting the red carpet in trousers.

The British cool kid turned heads at the prestigious fashion do in a pair of black trousers and a black tunic (which reminded us a little of a dental hygienist. So kill us, we're not as up as her with our fashion).

Pixie paired her embellished outfit with black wedges and a red simple clutch.

We wonder if she got her style inspiration from Hollywood star Sarah Jessica Parker who did the very same thing at last night's BAFTAs in London.

Whilst Jennifer Lawrence struggled with the wet carpet in her pink floaty Dior dress, SJP was laughing in a much more practical combo.

The 'Sex and the City' star hit the red carpet in the freezing cold and rain in a sensible ensemble - a black jumpsuit with velvet detail.

Sarah Jessica Parker wore trousers to the BAFTAs. Copyright [Wenn]

Meanwhile back to tonight and Pixie wasn't the only star to turn up in trousers rather than a dress at the swanky do.

British actress Rosamund Pike went for a sharp black tailored trouser suit, while TV presenter Claudia Winkleman also went androgynous in a grey suit and white frilly blouse.

And Rising BAFTA star winner Juno Temple also opted for a two-piece suit at the glam affair.

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Rosamund Pike, Claudia Winkleman and Juno Temple in trousers. Copyright [Getty]