Hayley Atwell in Roksanda Ilincic at the Fashion Rules Exhibition

Posted on July 08, 2013

We appear to have entered the English Celebrity portion of our post-July 4th holiday return to bitchery. It makes sense, really. None of the American stars did anything worth a damn over the holiday. Besides, there’s something poetic about bitchy American fashion bloggers celebrating our independence by criticizing English celebrities for how they’re dressed. It’s our own little form of patriotism, darlings.

Still, we find ourselves somewhat unexpectedly loving this dress.

 

Hayley Atwell attends the “Fashion Rules: Dresses from the Collections of the Queen, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana” Exhibition Launch Party in a Roksanda Ilincic dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2013 Collection

It’s not really the kind of dress you’d think of for a red carpet, but this is fairly atypical as celebrity public appearances go. Besides, it calls for a little decorum. She feels a bit too covered up for July, but we do love the pops of color in the collar and cuffs. We kind of hate the white pumps paired with this. We realize they’re something of a trend right now, but they really bring this look down, to our eyes. We’re also not super-crazy about the top knot. Then again, she’s so covered up she probably needed to get her hair the hell off her face and neck.

But we reiterate: great dress. It just feels more fall than spring or summer to us.

 

[Photo Credit: Landmark/PRPhotos.com, style.com]

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