The Downton Abbey star was leaving the Hollywood prizegiving with her pal Julianna Marguiles to attend an afterparty when the unthinkable happened - leaving her with unsightly stains all over her gown.
She tells E! News, ""I was wearing a gold and white dress and as we were leaving we bumped into a waiter who was holding a tray of drinks and I felt something... I was hoping it would be white wine or something, and it was red wine, so we tried to get rid of it but it was no use, so I just changed.""
Dockery refused to run the risk of repeating the dress disaster again at Sunday's (27Jan13) Screen Actors Guild Awards so she chose to wear a sexy black vintage Chado Ralph Rucci outfit instead - and didn't have to worry about changing as she celebrated winning the Best Ensemble Cast award for a drama with her Downton co-stars.