All the Reasons Lily James Is a Bona Fide Fashion It Girl
Lily James has majorly stepped into the style spotlight thanks to her starring roles in films — including the newest Cinderella and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — as well as, of course, Downton Abbey.
There's one part of her job that Lily seems super excited about: the dresses she gets to wear on the red carpet. And what choices she has; Lily's worn pieces from Valentino, Dior, Erdem, and many more. She also has a knack for finding the perfect accessories, whether it's a perfect heel or statement clutch.
— Additional reporting by Allie Merriam
She Nails a Red Carpet Moment
Lily looked picture-perfect in Marchesa at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards.
Lily Wore a Modern-Day Version of Cinderella's Ball Gown
Her elegant icy-blue Prada number was complete with shimmering embellishments that Lily played up with sparkly drop earrings at the Mexico City premiere of Cinderella in March 2015.
She Rocks Trends in Her Very Own Way
For the February 2016 London premiere of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Lily selected a cold-shoulder dress from Erdem.
She Knows Simple Is Often Best
In March 2015, Lily's look was all about the details, from the rows of buttons and silk-paneled sleeves on her Dior dress to her scarlet Aquazzura heels.
She's Always Had Princess Style
The actress shared this #TBT photo of her channeling Jasmine.
She Loves a Good Clutch
Lily was super excited about her Olympia Le-Tan Cinderella book clutch.
Balenciaga Is Her Premiere Pick
Her structured Balenciaga metallic column dress was the perfect mix of silver and gold back in March 2015.
She Shops British
Lily wore a powder-blue Mary Katrantzou dress to a Berlin photocall in February 2015.
She's Nailed Festival Style, Too
Lily turned heads when she made a dressed-down, festival-appropriate appearance at Glastonbury in June 2015.
She's a Dolce & Gabbana Girl, Too
The actress switched things up for a New York City screening of Cinderella in March 2015, opting for a long-sleeved leather jacquard mini from Dolce & Gabbana.
She Loves a Good LBD
She completed her satin long-sleeved mini, which is from Mugler's Spring '15 collection, with strappy sandals.
She Knows the Classics
Lily wore a belted Ralph Lauren shirtdress to a soiree at Wimbledon in June 2015.
She Knows the Importance of Color
For a February 2015 event in Milan, the actress rocked a red halter dress from Gucci's Spring 2015 collection, completing her look with strappy Christian Louboutin Viennana sandals.
She Loves a Two-Piece Set
She completed her sleek two-piece Camilla and Marc set with metallic sandals at the AOL Build Speaker Series in March 2015.
She Gets Romantic Style
Lily paired her Spring '15 floral Erdem dress with Jimmy Choo Elsa sandals in Milan in February 2015.
Her Street Style Is Luxe and Totally Cool
She completed an embellished leather top with loose, lightweight trousers, peep-toe pumps, and a wool coat on her way to BBC Radio in London in March 2015.
She Posts Photos Online Purely to Show Off Shoes
She was so excited about the Christian Louboutin heels she wore to the Los Angeles premiere of Cinderella in March 2015.
She Goes Classic With Shape
She completed her March 2015 Dior look with rose-embellished heels.
She's a Master at Vintage Style, Too
Lily proved she could pull off early-20th-century styling as Lady Rose on Downton Abbey.
She Can Dial Up the Sex Appeal
Lily looked radiant at the January 2016 premiere of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in Alexander McQueen.
She Knows Her Angles
Wearing a pretty off-the-shoulder dress, Lily struck a pose at the Claridge's Christmas Party in December 2015.
She Digs Valentino
For a Cinderella press conference in Tokyo in April 2015, Lily chose Valentino's cosmic-print dress, completing her look with beige and gold T-strap pumps.
Surrounded by her gorgeous Cinderella costumes in March 2015, she matched a gingham button-down with a striped pencil skirt.
She Has Friends in High-Fashion Places
Lily joined Vogue editor Anna Wintour at the Spring 2015 Marchesa show. Talking about the experience, Lily told ASOS Magazine, "I’d had a couple of drinks beforehand so I was pretty relaxed. She was so nice. She cracked a few jokes and pointed out dresses that she thought I could wear to the Cinderella premiere. Honestly, she was really cool."