Olivia Coleman, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jodie Comer… we think it's safe to say that talented British women are dominating the acting scene at the moment. Having scooped countless gongs and critically-acclaimed reviews between them, these are certainly women to admire for more than their fashion sense. But this is Who What Wear, and we also appreciate great style (did we mention all the aforementioned women have it bucketloads).
Another woman who too has flair in both the acting and sartorial stakes is Cynthia Erivo—a fellow Brit acting powerhouse who, quite frankly, we're borderline obsessed with. Having cut her teeth on the London theatre boards, Cynthia is now one of the most in-demand actors in the world with a career that's made the leap from stage to screen. Her first major films included Steve McQueen's Widows and Drew Goddard's Bad Times at the El Royale. However, it's her latest project, Harriet, in which she plays the title role of Harriet Tubman, a woman who escaped slavery to become a powerful abolitionist, that has really catapulted her into the spotlight, earning her 2020 Golden Globes nomination for Best Actress in the process.
Now with awards season well underway, we're expecting the rest of her looks to be just as excellent as her Golden Globes attire. We can say this with increased confidence, too, if her back catalogue is anything to go by.
Undeterred by bright hues and embellishment, Cynthia's style is reminiscent of what you might find in the dressing-up box of our dreams. Sequins and shine are counteracted with sharp suiting and edgy off-duty attire, proving her wardrobe is just as brilliantly versatile as her acting.
We have a feeling you're going to be hearing a lot about Cynthia Erivo from here on out. There's no better time than now to acquaint yourself with her best looks to date…
Style Notes: Cynthia is equally talented at curating her off-duty outfits as she is her red-carpet ensembles. Case in point? This square-neck checked jumpsuit, which ticks off just about every major 2020 trend in one.