Losing your luggage is a dreaded possibility for all travellers, but factor in an appearance on a nationwide talk show and you have yourself a true fashion nightmare.

That's what supposedly happened to comedian Aisling Bea, when she flew to the US to appear on the widely popular talk show to promote the latest series of her hit show This Way Up.

Walking out onto the stage in a crisp white dressing gown and slippers the likes of which you'd spot on Kim Kardashian during her glam session, the Bafta-winning star was quick to laugh at her own misfortune – while turning a look, we must say.

Explaining her dilemma on Instagram she wrote: "BA lost my luggage but luckily I was able to fashion an outfit for @jimmykimmellive from some items in the hotel. Just like Maria in the Sound of Music."

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She finished her post with a shout out to the hotel, which lent her the robe: "And shout out to my stylists - the reception & housekeeping team at @sunsetmarquis who loaned me this (dressing) gown."

She paired her hotel robe and slippers with sparkling jewellery, including statement gold earrings that dangled at varying lengths and a few gold bangles on each arm. She added a pop of colour with some mint green nail polish.

Elevating her robe ensemble even more, her own glam squad created a glamorous look, with makeup artist Alexa Hernandez creating a sultry feline ca-eye look with shimmering eye shadow, subtle contour and a fresh nude lip.

Her raven tresses were styled to perfection into a relaxed and textured wavy blow-dry, with her long layers pushed behind her ears.