Style File: “Mamma Mia” Star Lily James in Hellessy and Emilia Wickstead

Posted on July 19, 2018

Miss Lily’s out there, doing the damn work.



Lily James in Hellessy at “Popcorn” TV Show in NYC 

Oof. Girl.

On the one hand, we can see she’s trying to work a fresh take on the sort of traditional romanticism for which she’s well suited. On the other hand, we couldn’t help thinking how on-point this is as a form of Meryl cosplay. It would be just like Mary Louise to put together something that comes off comfy and awkward at the same time.

We keep trying to mentally edit this look, but it’s kind of impossible. The top is simply over-designed in a fabric that looks like bed sheets. The pants have tails and that’s kind of self-evidently awful. And the matching pink shoes, while an admirable attempt to keep things somewhat toned down and unified, just look kind of doll-like and weirdly retro. None of it works.

Lily James in Emilia Wickstead at “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in NYC

Surprisingly, she seems to have a knack for simple, basic bold pieces with modern flair (if not flare) to them. This looks really, really great on her. Yes, we’re surprised by that. But it the other ensemble was Meryl cosplay, then this comes off like a modern, minimalist take on the ABBA look. With all the sparkle stripped out, of course. But the shape is fun, the neckline is demurely sexy, and the color looks pretty fabulous on her. Love it.



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Style Credits:
First Look: Hellessy Ensemble from the Spring 2018 Collection | Rupert Sanderson Shoes
Second Look: Emilia Wickstead Belted Ensemble from the Fall 2018 Collection | Christian Louboutin Shoes

Styled by Rebecca Corbin-Murray | Hair by Adir Abergel | Makeup by Kate Lee

[Photo Credit: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC – Video Credit: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon via]

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