11 Times Lily James Channeled Modern Cinderella Style On The Red Carpet

Some actresses have the innate ability to enchant audiences with their bewitching style each time they grace the red carpet, and fittingly, Cinderella's star happens to possess such sartorial skills. Lily James' red carpet style is far from simple, twee, or staid; in fact, the Downton Abbey alum makes daring design details a priority with each ensemble she selects.

Traditional shirt dresses are made complex with sheer panels and embroidery, slim column gowns become more aesthetically intriguing with feathered accents, and adventurous, avant-garde renditions of Cinderella's glass slipper peek out from beneath James's ball gowns. Lily James is 2015's modern Cinderella from head to toe, whether sporting an elaborate gown or an oxford shirt and jeans. Read on for 11 of James's most spellbinding ensembles.

A Multifaceted Valentino Gown

Perhaps the Cinderella star’s most uninhibited and commendable choice was this delicately embroidered mint Valentino gown, modernized by the addition of pockets and sheer silk overlay.


A Pastel Dior Gown

James’s pastel apricot pleated Dior gown riveted press and fans alike.


A Strapless White Frock

A white strapless frock with a demure sweetheart neckline redirected attention towards James’s natural glow.

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A Modernized Shirt Dress

Mary Katrantzou’s sheer paneled, embroidered shirt dress was fit for a modern royal, especially one unafraid of whimsy on the red carpet.


A Black Feathered Confection

James exuded vintage allure in a feathered Ralph Lauren confection with a delicately beaded bodice.

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An Embroidered Oxblood Shift

The baroque embroidery and rich, oxblood hue of James’s Dolce & Gabbana look gave the actress a regal vibe on the red carpet.

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A Crimson Wrap Dress

A cerise Donna Karan wrap dress lent James an authoritative air and radiant glow on the red carpet.

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A Black Lace Gown

James chose a traditional sartorial route with her gown’s sweeping silhouette, but chose delicate black lace overlay for an unexpected twist.

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A Navy Silk Frock

A navy silk cowl neck frock gave James the appearance of a royal off-duty, as if the actress had stolen a look from Kate Middleton’s weekend wardrobe.

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A Sporty Button Down And Slim Pants

A white button down with lace panels and sporty racing stripes played well with James’s slim pants and unfussy, wavy locks.

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A Red Lace Gown

Vibrant crimson lace embellishment at the waist gave James a distinctly fierce look on the red carpet.

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