Florence Pugh went daringly bra-less under a strikingly thin pink dress while indulging in a spot of retail therapy at Fred Segal in West Hollywood on Tuesday.
It comes after it emerged Olivia Wilde had split from her boyfriend of two years, singer Harry Styles, on Friday night.
Florence, 26, who starred alongside Harry, 28, in the recent film, Don’t Worry Darling, is said to have shared a kiss during the making of the movie.
Olivia also acted in and directed the film but the kiss is said to have occurred before she and Harry were officially together.
Off she goes: Florence Pugh went daringly bra-less under a strikingly thin pink dress while indulging in a spot of retail therapy at Fred Segal in West Hollywood on Tuesday
When she emerged in West Hollywood on Tuesday, Florence accented her tantalizingly saucy ensemble with a retro chic pair of black platforms.
Wrapping a sweater around her waist in case of a drop in temperatures, the English rose let her luxurious blonde locks cascade freely over her shoulders.
Florence sharpened her screen siren features with a slick of scarlet lipstick and ensured she kept hydrated by bringing a water bottle on her latest outing.
The store said she stocked up on fare by Auroro Jewelry, Gifts From Gift, Helmut Lang and Eleventy, primarily to give as presents for others.
Mover and shaker: When she emerged in West Hollywood on Tuesday, Florence accented her tantalizingly saucy ensemble with a retro chic pair of black platforms
The kiss between Florence and Harry prompted rumors of a feud between her and Olivia that continued long after the film’s cameras stopped rolling.
It has also been cited as a possible reason for Olivia and Harry’s split after a two-year romance.
Sources close to Harry say that Olivia had been aware of the kiss, and his close friendship with Florence, and that it had always been ‘an issue’ in the relationship – and yet another factor behind their decision to finally call it a day.
One source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘While the news of the kiss only just emerged, Olivia has known about it and it was addressed but none of that was easy. The three of them were working together and, of course, afterwards Florence was there to watch Harry and Olivia get together.
The kiss is said to have long been a ‘tricky issue’ between the pair – even though Olivia and Harry blame his hectic touring schedule as the reason for their split.
Romance: Florence, who starred alongside Harry, 28, in the recent film flop, Don’t Worry Darling, is said to have shared a kiss during the making of the movie
The couple reportedly agonized for weeks over the decision to break up. Just last Thursday, Olivia was in the audience with her two young children to watch Harry perform with his band in Los Angeles.
Publicly the couple are highlighting how Harry’s tour would have made it almost impossible for them to spend any time together until it finishes in Italy in July next year.
Olivia is said to be unable to accompany him because she needs to stay in Los Angeles with her eight-year-old son Otis and daughter Daisy, six, from her nine-year relationship with US film star Jason Sudeikis.
She and Harry were also said to be struggling to agree which side of the Atlantic they would make their home. But there were suggestions that other factors were at play, including Styles’ close friendship with his co-star Pugh that culminated in that kiss.
split: The former One Direction singer (left) and Olivia (right) have broken up after two years together
It took place after they met on the set of the film Don’t Worry Darling in March 2020.
‘There were three of them working together day in day out, the director and the two leading characters. The two stars kiss, then one of them gets together with the boss. It’s the stuff of nightmares. Those things can put a lot of pressure on relationships.’
Matters became easier once filming ended but it was noted how Oxford-born Florence pulled out of a number of planned interviews, and skipped both the press conference and the photocall to promote the movie at the Venice Film Festival in September.
There was also a conspicuous absence of mentions for the film on her social media accounts. Olivia publicly denied any rift with Florence, however, saying she had ‘nothing but respect’ for her talent, and called her ‘fantastic’.
But whatever the truth, there was no public show of affection on the red carpet in Venice. Florence hugged her co-stars and posed for selfies with fans and for photographers – but offered no outward display of fondness towards Olivia and Harry.
In an awkward group shot as the cast arrived at the premiere at the Sala Grande, Florence chose to stand away from the happy couple.
Afterwards she skipped the dinner, instead jetting off to Budapest where she was filming her latest movie, Dune.
News of Harry and Olivia’s split came as a surprise to the couple’s friends who, despite the ten-year age gap between the pair, expected they would remain together for the foreseeable future.
When the relationship began in 2020 during the shooting of Don’t Worry Darling, Olivia was still living with Sudeikis. She later insisted that her relationship with the American star was too long before she got together with Harry.
Awkward: In an awkward group shot as the cast arrived at the premiere at the Sala Grande, Florence chose to stand away from the happy couple
In keeping with how publicly their romance was played out, the pair used US showbusiness magazine People to break news of their split – a tactic deployed by many A-listers keen to ‘control the narrative’.
Just days before Harry jets off to South America for the next leg of his tour, a source told the publication that he and Olivia are ‘taking a break’ due to having ‘different priorities that are keeping them apart’.
The insider added: ‘He’s still touring and is now going abroad. She is focusing on her kids and her work in LA. It’s a very friendly decision.
‘They’re still very close friends. Right now, they have different priorities that are keeping them apart. The public pressure on them has been difficult. They’ve had ups and downs throughout the relationship.’
Another source insisted that there was ‘no bad blood’ between Wilde and Styles, telling American gossip website Page Six: ‘Harry didn’t dump Olivia, or vice versa. This is the longest relationship Harry’s ever had, so clearly they have a special bond.
‘They’re on a break. It’s impossible to have a relationship when he’s in every continent next year and Olivia has her job and her kids. This is the right thing for both of them.’
Family: Olivia is said to be unable to accompany Styles on his tour because she needs to stay in Los Angeles with her eight-year-old son Otis and daughter Daisy, six, from her nine-year relationship with US film star Jason Sudeikis ( pictured together in 2018)