Steal Lily James' Graphic Black and White Look

by Rosie Narasaki

Lily James sure knows how to work a red carpet — between all of the Ulyana Sergeenko she's been stunning in lately, and the entirety of the Cinderella press tour, the British actress has demonstrated some true fashion chutzpah, wowing in everything from Glinda the Good-esque Elie Saab to quirky and kicky Mary Katrantzou. Most recently, the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies star showed off her superlative style at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards — she wore an intricate (and deliciously complex, complete with a chandelier-esque print and a lot of ruffles) dress from Erdem.

James, who appeared alongside similarly well-dressed stars like Nicole Kidman and Sir Ian McKellen, picked up the Breakthrough Award for the evening — past awardees include Margot Robbie and Ruth Wilson, so she's in good company. And in my honest opinion? She also took home the unofficial best dressed trophy for the whole soiree — her embellished Erdem (which came from the fashion house's Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection) made quite the red carpet statement, and was styled to perfection. She paired the dress with a pitch perfect scarlet lip, done-yet-undone hair, and some truly fabulous ankle-strapped sandals. Let's take a look!

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Pretty darn unbeatable, right? Most of us can't score Erdem, but why not take a leaf from Ms. James' book and take some graphic black and white printed dresses for a spin?

Butterfly Print Dress

Butterfly Print Dress, $59.99,

Daisy Jacquard Pinafore Dress

Daisy Jacquard Pinafore Dress, $95,

Printed Dress

Printed Dress, $49.90,

Baroque Print Midi Dress

Baroque Print Midi Dress, $116.45,

Jacquard-Printed Dress

Jacquard-Printed Dress, $39.99,

Mosaic Print Folded Sack Dress

Mosaic Print Folded Sack Dress, $197.07,

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