These Casual Cannes Outfits Are Even Better Than Ones on the Red Carpet

Emma Spedding

At the Cannes Film Festival, the stars of each film have two major press moments to attend: the red carpet in the evening and the photocalls in the hours beforehand. The red carpet fashion is always about OTT glamour, with diamonds so big they are like actual rocks and impactful gowns with dramatic trains or layers of tulle. It's all about aerial photographs on this red carpet, so stars tend to really play with proportions in Cannes. However, we do get to see some outfits we could actually re-create at the photo-calls too. We are only a few days into this year's festival, but there have already been a handful of outfits we'd like to buy into.

Selena Gomez opted for a very French outfit, wearing a navy knitted trouser set with vintage gold buttons by Chanel and strappy gold sandals. Chloë Sevigny has looked as cool as ever, wearing a white lace dress by Loewe and an amazing striped shorts suit. And Elle Fanning wore the most beautiful pink trouser suit by Sandro. Keep scrolling to see some of the best outfits from the Cannes Film Festival so far.

Dame Helen Mirren in Loewe Dress

Style Notes: You can always rely on Dame Helen Mirren for a seriously stylish outfit. Her striped Loewe maxi is just the right balance of South of France holiday vibes and polished red carpet–ready elegance. 

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Loewe Handkerchief-Hem Striped Linen-Blend Midi Dress (£2175)

Doutzen Kroes in Brown Leather Dress

Style Notes: Model Doutzen Kroes shows that the leather dress trend isn't just for winter. With it's plunging neckline and asymmetric hem, this is officially the fashion-girl way to do cocktail dressing. 

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Ganni Leather Mini Dress (£490)

Mati Diop's Two-Toned Jeans and Croc Shoes

Style Notes: French actress and film director Mati Diop wore two-toned jeans with a black denim jacket a chain necklace and croc pointed mules. Coolest look of Cannes so far?

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Monse Two-Tone Distressed Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans (£755)

Laura Lombardi Fede Gold-Tone Necklace (£265)

Jimmy Choo Rav 65 Croc-Effect Leather Mules (£475)

Elle Fanning in a Pink Trouser Suit and Striped Shirt

Style Notes: Elle Fanning loves to wear pink, and on the second day of the film fest, she wore a soft rose trouser suit by Sandro with strappy heart sandals by Laurence Dacade and a neon mini tote by Balenciaga.

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Sandro Double-Breasted Twill Blazer (£315)

Sandro High-Rise Wide Twill Trousers (£209)

Balenciaga Ville XXS AJ Printed Textured-Leather Tote (£1055)

Laurence Dacade Taja Coral Red (£391)

Selena Gomez in Knitted Two-Piece and Gold Sandals

Style Notes: Selena Gomez wears a navy blue two-set with gold vintage-style buttons from Chanel with a pair of gold strappy sandals. 

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Bobbies La Ravissante (£150)

Chloë Sevigny in White Lace Dress and Black Pumps

Style Notes: Chloë turned to Loewe for The Dead Don't Die photocall, wearing a white lace dress with a black overlay and black pumps. 

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Zimmermann Wayfarer Crochet-Lace Maxi Dress (£1150)

Anne-Elisabeth Bosse and Monia Chokri in Pink Midi Dresses and Prada Platforms

Style Notes: Anne-Elisabeth Bosse and Monia Chokri co-ordinated for the La Femme de Mon Frere photocall, both wearing pink midi dresses with Prada platforms.

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Prada Velvet Platform Sandals (£645)

Chloë Sevigny in Pinstripe Shorts Suit

Style Notes: Sevigny wore an oversized pinstripe jacket with cycling shorts for her first day at the festival. Could she get any cooler?

Shop the look:

Mugler Exaggerated Waist Striped Blazer (£1600)

Mugler Mugler Contrast-Stitch Stretch-Jersey Cycling Shorts (£460)

Elle Fanning in Organza Shirt and Dior Slingbacks

Style Notes: At the jury photocall, Elle Fanning wore a beautiful organza blouse with a black midi skirt and Dior slingbacks.

Shop the look:

Ganni Organza Blouse (£150)

Dior J'adior Pump in Technical Fabric (£690)

Next up, see all the latest red carpet looks from the Cannes Film Festival.

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