Ditch your preconceived notions of what people wear to a sci-fi convention, because the leading ladies of Comic-Con 2015 just totally upped the chic factor at the annual San Diego event. Okay, so there will always be a solid group of attendees that show up dressed as their favorite fantasy characters (though its evolved to a broader spectrum of genres, the pop culture event’s comic-book roots strongly prevail), but for press panels and parties, on-the-rise starlets including Alicia Vikander and Lily James brought their fashion-forward A-game. Here, a list of superlatives assigned to these best-dressed actresses.
Best Summer Whites
There's just something about an all-white getup that feels so right in the heat (big ups to sun-kissed summer skin for providing a nice dose of contrast). In a corset top and flared trousers from Rosetta Getty's Resort 2016 collection, Alicia Vikander is a walking testament to our obsession.
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Best Leg Slit
Didn't think it was possible to rock semi-sheer fabric and an up-to-there slit at the same time? Lily James defies fashion boundaries in this dazzling Altuzarra number. The trick? Show just a smidge of leg and ensure your garment is properly lined so the effect is demure rather than distasteful.
Best Use Of Texture
Proving that separates can be just as impactful as a cocktail dress, Phoebe Tonkin effortlessly pulls off this top-and-skirt combo from Ellery on account of the pieces' beautiful beading.
Best Leather-And-Lace Moment
The ultimate juxtaposition of sweet and sultry, Bella Heathcote's Gucci Fall 2015 runway look seamlessly marries lace and leather for a look that's totally summer-ready.
Best Affordable-Chic Style
Proving you don't have to shell out the big bucks for a sweet summer dress, Emma looked gorgeous in this $165 Line & Dot frock. Consider this further proof that we're loving a good off-the-shoulder moment this season.
Best (Sophistcated) Sparkle
When in doubt, opt for a figure-flattering shift dress. Kate Mara's take on the style (a glittering Valentino number) exudes simple sophistication when teamed with mininalist sandals and sleek, side-parted hair.