If You're a "Fancy Clothes" Person, These 15 Outfits Will Make Your Morning

My all-time favourite celebrity look has to be a powder-blue Prada shirtdress Keira Knightley once wore. She even topped off the look with a pair of retro-style Cutler and Gross sunglasses. Four years later, I still dream of owning that exact outfit.

Knightley never experiments with "ugly" or directional trends, meaning that her looks don't date. In fact, I'd argue that she only wears "fancy" clothes (she favours dresses with collars, embroidery, nipped-in waists, delicate buttons, full skirts, frills and ribbons). Her stylist, Leith Clark, has made her entire career out of her distinctive romantic aesthetic—whether it's finding the most beautiful dresses she can for the actress or via the magazine she founded, Lula.

As the face of the Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, Keira Knightley has a wardrobe filled with beautiful Chanel Couture pieces, however, she also wears exquisite creations by the likes of Erdem, Valentino and Burberry. If you're a "fancy clothes" person, then trust us—you're going to enjoy the 15 outfits below.


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Style Notes: This powder-blue Prada dress will forever be my dream purchase. 


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Style Notes: This monochromatic Chanel skirt-and-blazer combo will forever be chic.


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Style Notes: Puffed sleeves, floral embroideries, delicate pearl buttons… this is the definition of a Keira Knightley dress.


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Style Notes: We love the gold velvet shoes she wore with this purple tweed Chanel dress.


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Style Notes: This gold embroidered dress with a tulle overlay will forever be a beauty.


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Style Notes: Purple is one of Keira Knightley's go-to colours, and we love this Dolce & Gabbana wallpaper print.

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Style Notes: Knightley is also a big fan of tutu silhouettes. She wore a dress like this on her wedding day.


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Style Notes: The actress wore this tiered purple Erdem gown with pretty bows on the shoulder to the Screen Actors Guild Awards one year.


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Style Notes: The embroidered nude tulle gown Keira Knightley wore to the Oscars has to be one of the most beautiful dresses in the world.


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Style Notes: She can also go gothic, as shown by her black lace Chanel dress.


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Style Notes: This Valentino gold tiered lace dress will forever be elegant.


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Style Notes: The embellished pockets are a playful addition to this white Chanel dress.


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Style Notes: The embellished belt and straps along the shoulder add a vintage touch to this navy gown.


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Style Notes: She doesn't always wear dresses, though. We're into this Burberry skirt-and-blazer combo.


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Style Notes: This might look like a space-age duvet, but somehow, Knightley makes this work.

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Emma Spedding