Mummy Outfits Are Popping Up All Over Hollywood
It's kind of spooky.
Summer's not quite over, but between us shopping for future costumes, Barbie dressing like Elvis, and today's top celebrities channeling mummies with their outfits, it kind of feels like Halloween has arrived early. That's right — in case you haven't noticed, 'mummy' clothing is quietly becoming a thing. In fact, there are so many white, wrap-around designs popping up on the red carpet and Instagram, it's getting a bit...spooky.
We first noticed this out-there trend while looking at photos from The Suicide Squad premiere, where Margot Robbie stepped out in a twisted, cutout jumpsuit from the Chanel Cruise 2021/2022 collection. In a way, the layered look reminded us of a mummy's bandages, but it was a silly comparison that we initially brushed off.
Until Dua Lipa posted her own mummy outfit on Instagram.
Lipa's version was a stretchy mini dress from The Attico, but the twisted, body-hugging, layered details were still super similar to Robbie's look. The fact that there were now two of these mummy-like designs in the world convinced us it was a micro-trend of sorts, and we immediately began searching for more outfits to confirm it wasn't just a fluke.
It can be argued that the mummy look actually combines some of 2021's top trends, such as cutouts, and is also in the same family as twisted halter necks and pully tops. Plus, considering Bella Hadid has practically been a pioneer when it comes to wearing these bound-to-be-everywhere-in-minutes type pieces, we knew we'd find some mummy styles somewhere in her rotation. Sure enough, back in July, the model wore a one-sleeved, crisscrossed mummy top from verconiik.
Of course, there have been other celeb-approved variations proving this style is on the rise. At the same premiere as Robbie, Rita Ora stepped out in a layered, cutout, white blazer dress that had a subtler mummy feel.
And, looking back at that Chanel Cruise 2021/2022 runway, a few knotted designs could fall under that same category, too. This fringed, bandage-looking top would work for both the red carpet and an undead theme party.
Even while perusing recent street style photos, we found a layered shirt dress that was a fancier, unraveled take on the mummy trend, but the mummy trend nonetheless.
Plus, if you're wondering if this same style works with color or prints, Iris Law has the answer. At the Formula E 2021 BMW i Berlin E-Prix, she stepped out in a Delada gingham cutout dress, which featured the same wrap-around effect.
The good news is you don't have to spend thousands to nail the mummy look, especially since ASOS and Express are selling similar designs for less than $100. Alternatively, you can DIY your own unique take using a crisscross top or dress, like these from Line by K ($99), Cinq à Sept ($245), Emmiol ($16), and Lovers + Friends ($118), and layer it over a white mesh top, like this one from Free People ($48).