We love the pomp and circumstance of Downton Abbey: the drama, Maggie Smith’s acid-tongue insults, the brilliant costumes, the stellar cast. And while the on-screen antics keep us all talking, we find ourselves talking about the characters’ off-screen lives too, case in point: how good did the Downton girls look at the Evening Standard British Film Awards last night?

Joanne Froggatt hung up her maid’s uniform for the evening and stepped out in a lace Alessandra Rich gown for the awards bash at the London Film Museum, while Jessica Brown-Findlay, who plays Lady Sybil, also opted for a lace-collared black gown from the rising London-based designer.

Not to be left in the shade, the Abbey’s Lady Cora – Elizabeth McGovern looked red hot in a scarlet prom dress at the event which saw the newspaper honour British film talent.

Thanks to Nicole @ DowntOnline for a few of the HQs.