Emma Watson’s vintage, black mini-dress: gorgeous or tacky?


These are photos from the premiere event in London for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Emma Watson and the rest of the cast were there, of course, and the whole thing is some kind of major, massive spectacle. Sure. All I care about is this dress, though – from what I can see, it’s vintage. And really short. And in certain angles, the bodice is completely see-through, although there is some kind of bra-like devise in front. I love the dress, and it’s completely appropriate for a young (albeit adult) starlet. But is it appropriate for the premiere of a kids’ movie? Eh. I’m not going to bitch about that, because Emma really does look wonderful – even her styling is amazing, great hair and makeup. To see the dress in 360, go here to The Mail.


Also walking the red carpet: Daniel Radcliffe and everyone’s ginger crush, Rupert Grint. Dan looks cute as hell, as usual, but I wish Rupert didn’t look so dirty all the time. Not a good dirty, either. “Dirty” like he doesn’t wash his ginger locks.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. dit says:

    At the top of the page, I thought it was cute. Then I made the mistake of scrolling down.


    Ron looks cute!

  2. KLO says:

    I love the sexy dress with the simple hair. She looks like a magical, beautiful little pixie :D

  3. V says:

    she’s what every teen/child star should aspire to be. she carries herself so well, really, all 3 of those kids do. Is it because they’re brits?

  4. Anti-icon says:

    Oh this girl is a pixie—and I don’t mean that negatively. She is gorgeous with that hair–color and cut perfectly suit her face. Reminds me of two style icons: Twiggy and Mia Farrow. Lots of little girls in the flyover states got pixies. I loved mine (and I had to BEG my mom and my Grandma to chop off the long hair. My mom cried and saved the piece, which I lost somewhere along the line.) Pixies are King.

  5. lisa says:

    Emma and that short hair are just beautiful it all works.. hair makeup.. everything..

    OK Move over Daniel..

    I’m all over Rupert.. that young man has IT as far as I’m concerned. He has done some great work outside HP films..

    I wish (Silly fangirl in me) that he and Emma were a couple. I know.. but they have such great chemistry.. even when they were very young. Just so cute together..

    OK.. fangirl knob off..

  6. Kaboom says:

    Nice. A bit more oomph in the lipstick department would be good, she looks a tad too boyish.

  7. hatsumomo says:

    Daniel and Rupert look so…British. Not in a bad way, but just noticeably so.

  8. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Awwww stunning, chic, and utterly couture. Love the whole cast. They look so sweet. I am very excited for the movie.

  9. mslewis says:

    I like this dress much better than that black drapey dress she wore the other day. This lace one is much younger looking and is really pretty and much more appropriate age-wise for Emma. She looks very nice. The boys look nice also.

  10. PrettyLights says:

    I love it, I want it, it’s wonderful! She has great posture and looks like a lovely young lady.

  11. ams511 says:

    (and harry potter-god can the 19th get her already!?!?!?!?!?!)

  12. LolaBella says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    The full length pics show the total effect and she looks stunning.

    Daniel looks dapper as usual; Rupert…looks like he always does.

    OT: I am such a Potter nerd that I was completely distracted and fangirling at the Death Eaters in the background of these pics. :-)

  13. Danny says:

    Very cute. Hairstyle fits her face nicely.

  14. aleli m, mallari says:

    They are still gorgeous…when come out to the public…i know that they prepared.Still respectable,

  15. OtherChris says:

    Wow. She’s beautiful. Gorgeous dress.

  16. sapphire says:

    So exactly right-she’s fab!

  17. Happymom says:

    She’s absolutely adorable-love it all, hair, makeup, dress.

  18. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Man, she is just SO pretty! gorgeous eyes! that haircut totally suits her and shows off her face.

  19. Ade O says:

    Wow! She looks GORGEOUS! Love it!!

  20. KJ says:

    Wow, she looks absolutely stunning. I want that dress/wish I could pull off that hair cut. And her makeup is perfect. Great styling.

  21. ann says:

    Adorable and very classy – young but sophisticated

  22. serena says:

    She has gorgeous hair and make up, and the first half of the dress, indeed the top, is fabulous but not so much the skirt. Too short and..is it made of plastic? It give me that vibe. I wish it was more long (not at all for the kids) and not like this.

  23. Devon says:

    This girl can do no wrong when it comes to fashion…or anything as a matter of fact. The trio are all like that. Classy, smart, thoughtful and real. Other actors/actresses in their generation need to take note!

  24. Jeri says:

    Well, with what I can see of the black dress against the black background, she looks cute.

  25. Cheyenne says:

    She looks terrific in that dress, and the haircut is fabulous on her. It brings out her features and her big eyes. But that dress definitely is not for everyone. She looks great in it because she’s young enough to wear it and she has the petite figure for it. Put it on somebody 20 lbs heavier and 20 years older and it would be an unmitigated disaster.

  26. Camille says:

    Yep, gorgeous. If some over 40 actress such as Aniston or Moore wore it, then it would look tacky as hell, but Emma looks gorgeous and age appropriate.

  27. Stephie says:

    Emma looks gorgeous! For the first time she looks like a “woman’ to me and not a little kid trying too hard (no longer Hermione).

  28. Courtney says:

    Emma is gorgeous she’s so reminds me of a young Natasha Richardson granted Ms Richardson had the looks and the chops to stop traffic and an oscar winner for a mother. that in the form of Vanessa Redgrave

  29. Carrie says:

    The dress is lovely and Emma is gorgeous.

    I love that all three are wearing red poppies for Remembrance Day- I wish we did something like that in America!

  30. Cheyenne says:

    @Camille: Moore (I think) would have better sense than to try it. The other one? I can only imagine…

  31. ghostbuster says:

    WOW! just absolutely amazingly beautiful. that dress, the hair!!! what a wonderful sparkle

  32. I Choose Me says:

    She looks amazing. Love her hair like this, love the highlights and I wish I had her legs.

  33. Ferguson. says:


    Love her, and him, and him.
    Aw, I love my HP guys. SosoossosoSOMUCH.

  34. Sakyiwaa says:

    is Emma a boy cos she has short hair? aww, she’s so beautiful!

  35. Djen says:

    The poppies are a lovely touch! I’m with Carrie, why don’t we do that here any more? We did when I was a kid…

    I think Emma looks beautiful. :-)

  36. kissmee says:

    omg i was staring at the first pic and all i could see was the death eaters!!lol
    pretty dress,pretty girl,pretty boring…

  37. original kate says:

    gorgeous from head to toe.

  38. TXCinderella says:

    Very chic and age appropriate. I love the hair cut, very few people can pull that off!

  39. expert dabbler says:

    By the time you get to the end of the series, Harry Potter deals with some pretty adult themes–not really for little kids anymore. And she looks awesome.

  40. truthzbetta says:

    Looks like three average looking little boys (or are they three girls) who go to the same one-cut barber to me.

    If they weren’t famous former child stars their acting and looks wouldn’t get a second glance. They seem nice and grounded though, and successful for a real reason, so in comparison with our current crop of American famewhores they should get a lot of Miss Congeniality points.

  41. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    Super cute. The dress is gorgeous and she’s adorable. Her hair cut suits her face very well.

    I’m glad to see a young actress not getting into negative nonsense, not getting caught with drugs or going to the hospital due to “exhaustion” or going out and being a “wild child” (which is just an excuse for bad behavior), getting tacky, vulgar tattoos and skanking it up all over the place.

  42. Lentil says:

    I like that they’re wearing Remembrance Day poppies – it’s a lovely touch.

    I think people are right about it being the appropriate dress for someone her age and size – she’s not just ‘thin’ but petite, so it works quite well. I wish I had her legs!

  43. Mimi says:

    Dress is Burberry, not vintage…

  44. Jaye E says:

    I think she looks gorgeous…very “Twiggy-esque”.

    Why are there some people who associate short hair on women as boyish?

  45. bunny wabba says:

    i hate short hair but she somehow looks better! gorgeous!

  46. chris says:

    Rupert looks wonderful. Emma looks gorgeous. Dan!

  47. boo says:

    Great dress, great hair and makeup.

  48. Brooklyn says:

    Emma looks gorgeous! Love the new hair. And it’s darker I think.

    But… um… am I the only one who thinks Rupert looks baked?

  49. MrsKrabapple says:

    SHE looks great. But the dress looks like a figure skating outfit.

  50. Marianne says:

    I don’t like the feathery bottom on Emma’s dress, but otherwise very gorgeous.

  51. justathought says:

    Emma is evolving! Exquisite indeed!

  52. Chris says:

    With everyone else has giving her the thumbs up the contrarian in me would like to differ but I simply can’t. I saw her at the premier on the news this morning and thought she looked fantastic. She’ll make the transition from teen star to leading lady quite comfortably. Also, the kid with the red hair is a shoo in if they ever want someone for the Boris Becker biopic.

  53. Catherine says:

    It is perfect for her. Love it!

  54. Stronzilla says:

    I don’t know if you can really refer to it as a kid’s movie. In Europe no one under 13 is admitted even if accompanied by a parent. They say the subject matter has become too dark now that the main characters are adults and to not even think about bringing your kids if they’re not 13 or older and have ID to prove it. Gulp! Harry, who knew!

  55. mystified says:

    I hate to say this, because I love Emma Watson and all, but I’m just not a fan of pixie cuts for very young women.

    I mean the window of opportunity is so short for a woman to wear her hair long and have it be beautiful and not look ridiculous. Emma had long beautiful hair and it looked great on her.

    Mia Farrow, Goldie Hawn and Twiggy wore pixie cuts when they were super young. Now that they’re older they’ve taken to wearing longer hair and it looks dull, stringy and aging on them. They should have gotten that long hair experience out of the way when they were younger. That way they may not have been so tempted to wear too long, unflattering, hair in their later years.

    Again, I love them all and they’re all great ladies, but I just don’t like the hair.

  56. bellyache says:

    Emma Watson can do no wrong !

  57. Vera says:

    I feel that because it is her, it is okay. I can’t think of anyone else right now that would be able to wear that dress and get away with it. It would have also looked great without the feathers, and I kinda feel like they are a bit much with the lace and the bow in the back. But, the feathers do amp up the pixie feel to it. Overall, not the best dress she’s worn, but one that I feel few people can hope to pull off.

  58. abel says:

    i’m loving this look on her. perfect dress, perfect hair – pure perfection. <3

  59. aenflex says:

    Awesome! Very very good! Love her!

  60. Cheyenne says:

    She is on the cover of British Vogue this month and there is a very nice article about her inside. She seems to be a very well grounded young woman.

    (Incidentally, if you can find it in your area, British Vogue is what American Vogue used to be before Anna Wintour took over and f*cked up the magazine. It’s hellaciously expensive, though; $12 a copy in NYC.)

  61. Jacquie says:

    I freakin love it. She is too stinkin cute!!!

  62. bewilderbeastie says:

    Is it just me or is she looking more and more like Edie Sedgwick?

  63. skeptical says:

    and considering all the fighting and death in Deathly hallows.. i don’t think of it as a kids movie anyway.
    Or maybe it is a kids movi in the old sense.. before children were treated like their minds are made out of porcelain and china and gossamer spiderwebs. Grimm’s Fairy Tales anyone?

    and she’s still beautiful.

  64. REALIST says:

    Damn-to be twentysomething and gorgeous like Ms. Emily again-youth truly is wasted on the young!

  65. Teri says:

    I love it. and I love that shes not a train wreck

  66. Katherine says:

    BAHAA — i like how there are death eaters everywhere. Emma looks gorgeous! Dan looks a little awkward (but in a cute way ;) ) and Rupert just looks like he usually does…

    The death eater behind Rupert is creepy as hell. lol.

  67. Newbie says:

    Scandalous! But really pretty. I’m wanting her hair right now.

  68. Green Is Good says:

    Emma really has a wonderful sense of style. And her Pixie cut is so flattering.