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Margot Robbie’s Puffy-Sleeve Dress Channels The Victorian Era In A Chic Way


Throwback fashion is officially in and Margot Robbie just threw it all the way back to the 19th century. The actor channeled Victorian-era vibes in the chicest Chanel gown on Thurs. night. If you're privy to a vintage look, Margot Robbie's puffy-sleeve dress will make you swoon.

The Australian actor attended a screening of her latest film, Mary Queen of Scots, during AFI Fest in Hollywood and she must have been inspired by the old-timey costumes because she turned up at the TCL Chinese Theatre in a vintage-inspired frock. Although she wasn't exactly sporting Renaissance ruffles like her character does in the movie, she was, however, wearing puffy sleeves and a high neckline reminiscent of Queen Victoria's era.

Robbie opted for a sparkling turtleneck dress by Chanel. The gown features metallic sequins that decorate the bodice and trail down the leg along a slit that extends to the actor's hip. The dress has half-sleeves, ultra-puffy shoulders, and a high collar. While Chanel originally debuted the dress with matching sequin-metallic booties, Robbie opted for a subtler black satin pump. She wore her hair in a casual twist with loose bangs pulled back behind an ear to show off big, gold hoop earrings.

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Robbie's Victorian-inspired ensemble is right on trend. Fall/Winter Fashion Week looks made it very clear that romantic ruffles, high collars, and lace would take over this season. Simone Rocha, Altuzarra, Balenciaga, and Dior all incorporated said elements into their runway looks. In fact, Valentino's collection featured several.

And if you're privy to Victorian fashion, then you already know how much of a key player velvet was during the 1800s. Lately, the fuzzy fabric has made a comeback in the biggest way — boots, handbags, and blazers galore.

Although corsets and bonnets have remained a thing of the past (for now, that is), there's no denying that some design elements from the late Victorian decades have crept their way back into modern-day trends. Robbie's puffy-sleeved, high-collared combo is a perfectly subtle starting point for pulling off a vintage look without going full-blown Medieval. No wide-brim hats or hoop skirts needed.

Ready to work some vintage into your own look? Ahead, The Zoe Report's favorite Margot Robbie-inspired pieces.

Shop The Victorian Trend

Aurele Shirred Taffeta Mini Dress


Ulla Johnson

From the ruffled bodice to the high-neck silhouette, this mini is as Victorian as a modern frock could get, complete with ultra-puffy shoulders.

Smocked Waist Dress


Who What Wear

If you fancy just a touch of Victorian flare, then this basic LBD with ruffled sleeves and a banded waist is your calling card.

Floral Print Blouse


Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini

Floral is the new black and this botanical-print blouse is a perfect winter piece, with long Juliet sleeves and a Victorian-style collar.

Tempest Laced Dress



This burnt-orange silk midi is very Victorian, with corset-inspired lace-up panels on the waist, a button-collar, and blouson sleeves with tie cuffs.

Puff Shoulder Blouse



The basic white button-up got a makeover with this blouse. It has super-feminine ruffled edges, covered buttons up the front, and what the brand calls "leg-of-mutton sleeves."

Mini Puff Sleeve Dress


Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini

Another Victorian take on a classic piece, this LBD features a square neckline, pleated shoulders, and fun slits on the wrist cuffs.