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By now I’m guessing many of you (if not all) have seen the new Mamma Mia film (if you haven’t seen it yet then what are you doing?!). I’ve seen it 3 times and I still love it as much as the first time I saw it.
The fashion in the new Mamma Mia, especially the 70s inspired fashion is just amazing. I came out of seeing that film wanting to throw out my entire wardrobe and buy a whole new wardrobe of 70s denim flares and colourful maxi skirts. Every outfit Lily James has on in the film is stunning and I know for all you Mamma Mia fans out there you are thinking “where can I get outfits similar” well this is where I’m here to help. I’ve spent some time doing research looking for outfits that are very similar to ones Lily Jame’s Donna had on in the film. The only outfits I couldn’t find a similar item for was the sheer tunic she wears in the “Why Did It Have To Be Me” and “I Have a Dream” scenes and the denim flares co-ord worn by the Dynamos in the “Mamma Mia” scenes.
DISCLAIMER – These outfits aren’t going to be identical to the ones in the film as they were made specifically for Mamma Mia 2, these are just outfits I feel look similar to the ones in the film. There is never going to be an identical dupe for the outfits.
Everyone knows that Dungarees are very signature in Mamma Mia. Meryl Streep wore them a lot in the first film and they are continued in the second. The particular scene in the film I’m taking the dungarees from is the scene where Donna (Lily James) is shopping with Young Sam (Jeremy Irvine) and he says she’d look very pretty in a dress and she comes out in dungarees.
Left to Right – SHEIN, Boohoo 1, Boohoo 2
These don’t look like hard denim dungarees, like look more slouchy and softer with more of a denim effect to them. I found these ones from SHEIN for £13.99 that look similar. They haven’t got the denim look that Donna’s has but they look very slouchy and very comfortable. They actually look like the dungarees Mery Streep wears in the first film. If you want to go for the denim look dungarees that Lily James wears I have found these 2 from Boohoo, Pair Number 1 costs £25 and Pair Number 2 costs £30.
THE STRIPED JUMPSUIT
This jumpsuit that Donna wears in the “When I Kissed The Teacher” song really caught my eye. Obviously, it is a tad out there and definitely rocks that 70s style but I’d still wear it (if I could also get away with the gold platform boots I’d wear them too). You can get an exact replica of the jumpsuit but it costs £60/£70 (if you really want the replica here is the link) so I found this jumpsuit that’s very similar in colours but is a tad fancier and dressier than the one in the film.
The jumpsuit is from Princess Polly and costs £37.10 which is still pricey but I mean not as pricey as the replica. I really like this, I am tempted to buy this myself. It has the 70s wide legs which suits the theme of the film but it is a tad more booby than the one in the film so you could easily put a little bandeau top underneath it to give the same effect as the one in the film. I feel like buying this and wearing it to my graduation next year (although I doubt I’ll be bursting into song at my graduation).
THE MAXI SKIRTS
Lily Jame’s Donna wears a few maxi skirts in the film and she literally looks amazing in all of them. I wish I get away with wear maxi skirts all the time and running around a Greek island picking oranges. I found trying to find similar maxi skirts was hard. The ones in the film are tiered whereas a lot of the ones I found were just normal maxi skirts and also finding very similar colours to the ones in the film were hard but I think I have found good matches.
Left to Right – eBay, eBay and Etsy
The ones I found aren’t from the usual shops, they are actually from eBay and Etsy. The 2 from eBay are Indian Wear skirts but the look very similar to the ones in the film, they are tiered and in very similar colours. The eBay one matches the yellow mustard one Lily James wears towards the end of the young Donna scenes but the Etsy one looks near enough identical to the orange one worn in “The Name of The Game” scene. The eBay ones cost £17.99 each (Yellow and Orange) and the Etsy one costs a tad more expensive at £32.
THE WATERLOO DRESS
This outfit is one of the more fancier outfits wore by Lily James’s Donna in the film. While doing some research I found out the dress that Donna wears in the “Waterloo” scene was a little jacket dress. I read that the costume designer bought it from a little vintage shop in LA so when it came to coming up with a similar option it was really really hard. I was so close to actually not including it in this post but seeing as Lily James wears denim shorts and top underneath her dress I then found an option for this outfit.
So I found a jacket from ASOS that I mean doesn’t have a similar pattern on it to the one in the film but the design on it is very vintage esc and it has the same colour scheme as the dress in the film. It is quite pricey at £75 but obviously if you didn’t want to wear it in a similar way to what Lily James’s Donna does in the film you can actually wear it as a jacket.
THE YELLOW TROUSERS
I was saying to one of my friends that I really loved these trousers and I am so sad they aren’t available to everyone. They are the Yellow patterned trousers in the “Andante Andante” scene. I don’t know if it’s because Lily James’s pulls them off so well or just that they are nice trousers (or maybe both) is the reason why I like them so much.
The ones in the film look like it has random patterns on it with some floral details so it wasn’t easy finding ones like them so I ended up going down the yellow floral route as that’s kind off what the trousers look like. I found these nice ones from ROMWE that have pink/red flowers on them, they are also wide legged so matches that of the ones in the film. The cost £9.50 (it does say reduced from £26.50 so maybe snap them up now if you like them) and paired with a similar top to the one in the film (coming up soon) it makes a really nice outfit.
TOPS TOPS TOPS
Now for the final part of this blog post, all the tops. I felt it was better to put all the tops together in on category than have them all separately. There are 3 main tops I want to point out – the denim bralet, the navy t-shirt tied in a knot and the yellow floral top. All of these items are worn with the items above so if you want to go full Donna Sheridan you can and also if you want to know what they look like then they are in the above photos.
I found a really good item very similar to the denim bralet worn with the yellow trousers in the “Andante Andante” scene. It’s from Forever 21 and the only difference between that one and the one in the film is that it doesn’t have buttons down the front (it could become a DIY job if you really want to buttons). The denim bralet from Forever 21 costs £15.
The navy t-shirt is worn with the orange skirt during “The Name of the Game” scene. She ties it up into a knot at the front. I found this from Hollister on ASOS that is a v neck, the one in the film isn’t a v neck and it also costs £15 but you can easily find a navy t-shirt anywhere for a cheaper price if you don’t want to spend the money on this one. I like this one as it’s baggy without having to buy a bigger size.
And now for the final top. It’s the yellow floral one first seen worn underneath dungarees and it’s also worn with the yellow/mustard skirt. Sometimes when I look really close at the top it doesn’t look like a floral design but other times it does so I’m not 100% sure if it’s a floral pattern. I actually found 2 tops similar, one from ASOS and the other from Boohoo. The one from Boohoo is the one I like the most out of the 2 but they are both similar. The ASOS one costs £18 and the Boohoo costs £16.
And that is it for my Mamma Mia Here We Go Again inspired clothes/look book. I had such a fun time writing this but I’m now off to a Greek Island to open my own hotel and sing ABBA songs in my Donna outfits.