Keira Knightley’s Costumes are Reason Enough to See ‘Anna Karenina’: Her 7 Other Corseted Roles (GALLERY)

Keira's 'Anna Karenina' Premiere Style
Knightley channels the film's dark romance with her red carpet style.
Keira Knightley is no stranger to corsets and period costumes. The actress has donned her share of both for films like Pride and Prejudice, The Duchess, Atonement, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

But her latest role in the big-screen version of Anna Karenina really has us wishing we lived in a time when big ball gowns and waist-whittling torture devices were de rigueur.

From the feathered hats, extravagant gowns, military-inspired pieces, fur details and glittering jewels, we’re as excited about the fashion as we are about the film itself.

There’s no one more qualified to pull off those big bustles, couture corsets, and glamorous ball gowns than Knightley, who is an old pro at period-wear.

The British beauty’s porcelain complexion, timeless elegance, and statuesque silhouette enable her to carry off the elaborate costumes she’s donned on the silver screen.

Plus, the actress has had tons of  practice carrying off corseted gowns and dramatic fashions over the years.

Click through our gallery for a preview of Knightley’s Anna Karenina fashion — plus, a look at the gorgeous period costumes she’s worn over the years.

From The Duchess to Pirates of the Caribbean, which costumes were your fave? 

What does Knightley think about all those gorgeous period costumes?  See what she had to say about her Anna Karenina wardrobe in the video below.

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