With the A5 Recent Post Widget you can put your latest post in the focus and style it differently.
Yet another recent post widget. It shows the last post of your blog, where and how you want. You can define, on which pages of your site it shows and whether you want to show a post thumbnail or not. Decide, whether the links go to the post, to the attachment page or simply to a file. You can style the links in the plugins settings and each widget container differently.
The plugin was tested up to WP 4.1 and should work with versions down to 2.7 but was never tested on those.