By Marcus Barnes

Don't be blue: Kate Winslet's dress does nothing for her figure at the Longines party in Shanghai - while the brighter red dress on the right is far more flattering

She's usually adept at making great wardrobe choices, or perhaps taking the advice of a professional stylist.

But Kate Winslet slipped up at an event in Shanghai this week, wearing a rather unflattering blue dress for her appearance in the Chinese city.

The 35-year-old was at a party held on behalf of Longines, a Swiss watch company.

She squeezed herself into the floor-length royal blue number which did little to compliment her hour glass figure.

Just a week ago she appeared at the Emmys looking fantastic in a bright red dress, which exposed just a hint of cleavage but also accentuated her great figure.

Kate was in attendance for a gala celebrating the launch of the Longines DolceVita jewellery watch.

Scarlet woman: The actress looked great at the Emmys last week where she wore a flattering red number

The actress is in fact a Longines Ambassador of Elegance, along with other stars like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Andre Agassi, and Steffi Graf, and has appeared in advertisements for the company.

Earlier in the day she appeared at another event for the watchmakers, this time in a sensible and trustworthy LBD.

Meanwhile, Kate is also working with another huge global brand to create a special cosmetics collection for charity.

It's looks ok doesn't it?: Kate courts attention as she arrives at the gala

Elegant: The actress is the Longines Ambassador For Elegance - representing the brand globally

She has collaborated with experts at make-up giant Lancome to come up with a range of lipsticks, blushers and nail polishes for its 2011 winter range.

Lancome bosses have promised to donate $200,000 of profits raised from sales of the cosmetics to The Golden Hat Foundation, a non-profit organisation set up by the Titanic star last year to raise awareness of autism.

Kate says: 'Lancome’s instant offer of support was a huge display of confidence and generosity. I knew it would open many doors.'

Safer bet: The actress went for a more sensible LBD earlier in the day

The Oscar-winner has recently been linked with Richard Branson's nephew.

Ned Abel Smith, who changed his name by deed poll to RocknRoll, is allegedly 'smitten' with Kate.

Ned, 33, split from his society heiress wife Eliza — who is ten years his junior — earlier this year.

Budding romance? Kate Winslet and Richard Branson's nephew Ned Rocknroll arrive together at the memorial celebration for the mogul's father Ted in London

He was pictured with Kate at the memorial service for Mr Branson’s father Ted at the Royal Geographical Society’s headquarters in Kensington, London.

It is thought they are now holed up in a rural hideaway in the Home Counties.

Mr RocknRoll has only recently separated from multi-millionaire Viscount Cowdray’s daughter Eliza, 23.

Is it over for good? Kate was pictured with her on-off boyfriend Louis Dowler

But Ned is still married and Eliza reportedly wants him back.

A source told The Sun that after the couple split earlier this year: 'Ned was heartbroken and went to Necker Island to take his mind of things.

'But when Kate came out they really hit it off. They had met before on the island but were both in relationships.

When they left they travelled to New York to be together.'

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