This Actress Proves You Can Have 2 Personalities When It Comes to Style

Alicia Vikander is, in many ways, a classic dresser: The Swedish actress’s go-to style involves a lot of black, neat tailoring and timeless accessories. But while she might not play prisoner to flash-in-the-pan trends, her style’s definitely not boring. She’s one of the most exciting actresses to watch during award season, as she truly embraces the fun of dressing up.

You can never predict what Vikander will wear on the red carpet. Who would have guessed she’d dress up in a yellow ball gown à la Belle (her favourite Disney princess) from Beauty and the Beast at the Oscars? She’s long been courted by the big design houses (most notably Louis Vuitton), and she’s one of Nicolas Ghesquière’s muses; he’s dressed her for some of the most significant moments in her career.

However, while her Met Gala style might be all about pattern-mixing and sequins, her weekend looks are much more understated; she tends to lean on chunky knitwear, jeans and low heels. And here at Who What Wear, where we appreciate both schools of dressing, Alicia Vikander is a major source of outfit envy. Keep scrolling for some of our favourite looks from the actress to date.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia Vikander wears a red jumper on a walk in Tribeca, NY


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Style Notes: Here, Vikander looks radiant in red. In May 2018, she paired a chunky red knit with grey jeans and black ballet pumps whilst out for a stroll in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia Vikander attends the 65th San Sebastian International Film Awards in September 2017


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Style Notes: Alicia’s look is the epitome of office chic. Her short-sleeved cashmere top paired with loose-fitting black trousers is so versatile. The block-heeled shoes also elongate her legs whilst remaining practical. One to re-create for the office.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia wears a drop-waist Chloé dress on Jimmy Fallon


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Style Notes: This soft peach Chloé dress gives a modern take on the drop-waist style made popular in the ’20s. Vikander stuck to a neutral colour palette and paired her dress with brown pointed-toed heels.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia Vikander with husband Michael Fassbender



Style Notes: We love Vikander’s red carpet spin on a floral midi dress by Louis Vuitton that she wore back in 2016. The fluid silk fabric is perfectly paired with a delicate sparkly layer.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia pairs neutral accessories with an all-black look


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Style Notes: Here, Vikander let her accessories do the talking in an all-black outfit whilst out in Los Angeles in January 2018. We love her boxy Louis Vuitton handbag and cat-eye sunnies.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia wears an elegant black dress to the 89th Annual Academy Awards


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Style Notes: This dress is enough to make us take up salsa dancing right here, right now. We love the Spanish influence on the layered lace Louis Vuitton gown Vikander wore to the Oscars in 2017. Her strappy black sandals are the perfect companion.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia looks chic in navy at a Bvlgari event in Venice, in 2017


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Style Notes: We’re seriously impressed with Vikander’s head-to-toe navy ensemble, and the added flash of blue in her diamond accessories is très chic.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia wears Louis Vuitton to the Louis Vuitton exhibition opening in October 2017


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Style Notes: Ghesquière sure knows how to pick a muse. Any red carpet or event where we see her rocking head-to-toe LV on earns her a 10/10.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia wears Louis Vuitton during S/S 18 Paris Fashion Week


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Style Notes: Here, Vikander schools us in print mixing. Her leopard-print skirt is paired perfectly with a top in a geometric pattern. The crisp black and white offer an elegant juxtaposition to the earthy brown tones of her skirt and brown Louis Vuitton bag.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia attends the Louis Vuitton fashion show on October 3, 2017


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Style Notes: This is a flawless alternative to the LBD. Vikander’s structured black Louis Vuitton co-ord looks great with patent-black ankle boots and a cream purse.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia wears floral brocade to the March 2018 European premiere of Tomb Raider


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Style Notes: Vikander opted for a flirty floral floor-length Louis Vuitton gown at the European premiere of Tomb Raider in March 2018. Wallpaper florals have never looked so good.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia wears Louis Vuitton to the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


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Style Notes: Our favourite LV leading lady sparkled at the 2018 Met Gala in New York. We’re calling this look “futuristic debutante” due to Vikander’s angular eyeliner, metallic gown and white capelet. We love the way she’s layered her jewellery over her gloves.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender match in all black in July 2017


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Style Notes: Here, she heads out with husband Michael Fassbender in matching all-black ensembles. We're a big fan of the double-bag action. Vikander shows us how a timeless weekend bag is the perfect holiday travel accessory.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia wears a cutout floral dress while out in New York in July 2016


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Style Notes: Vikander dresses up a cutout floral dress by pairing it with sandal heels. Dress this look down with retro white trainers or a pair of Converse high-tops.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia Vikander wears a minidress to the MET Costume Institute Gala 2016


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Style Notes: Who says you can’t go mini to a formal event? Here, Vikander shows us how a little sparkle can make any hemline red carpet–ready. For bonus points, pair it with something chunky like her heeled LV hiking boots.

Alicia Vikander Style: Alicia Vikander looks elegant in a cream dress and black coat



Style Notes: Vikander looks like a classic beauty in a cream summer dress and a tweed black coat. We love that she’s kept things matching with black shoes and a cream-and-black top-handle bag. She’s having a serious Jackie Kennedy moment, and we love it.

Next up, see our guide to the key autumn/winter 2018 fashion trends.

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