Happy Birthday, Lily James! The British beauty turns the big 3-0 on Friday, April 5, and we’re celebrating by paying homage to her rising style star status. From her role of Lady Rose MacClare on Downton Abbey to playing Cinderella in Disney’s live-action remake, the actress has been on the scene for a few years now — though she’s only recently become more of a regular on the red carpet. And with more frequent appearances has come the ravishing refinement of her bombshell style.
With a naturally cool-girl flair that keeps even the most formal looks from feeling too fussy on her, James is an expert at showing off her curves in feminine frocks, trendy two pieces and chic separates that make a statement.
After having a Cinderella moment IRL in her Elie Saab modern princess couture gown and crystal adorned Christian Louboutin heels at the film’s L.A. premiere in 2015, James showed off her sexier side during the Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again press tour last summer. She circled the globe to promote the flick in flirty-yet-sophisticated ensembles reminiscent of the screen sirens of Hollywood’s golden age.
In honor of James’ 30th birthday, we’re taking a look back at her best red carpet fashion moments. Keep scrolling to see her best look!