Emma Watson in tiered nude Armani at the Perks premiere: pretty or washed out?

Emma Watson’s fashion is often hit or miss, but I’ve been impressed by how gorgeous she’s looked lately in some funky modern little dresses. She’s got a great figure and can wear just about anything, but instead she’s chosen to cover up in a nude-colored tiered lace and sequin Armani gown that just falls flat in my opinion. Maybe she’s going for elegant boho, but I think the color just washes her out. Plus her styling is a little too severe. Her slicked back hair and bright red lips don’t go with the dress somehow. She’s so pretty and I hate to see her styled like this.

Also at the premiere we have the always-lovely Nina Dobrev. I love to see Nina on the red carpet, she has an amazing stylist and it’s likely she has a very good eye for fashion herself. She wore this deep red asymmetric Reem Acra dress accented by a cutout lace collar and sleeves. This is a killer dress and I love her hair and makeup. Her shoes are so cute! They’re Rupert Sanderson according to Just Jared.

New dad Jackson Rathbone was hot in a blue shirt, striped tie and vest. How adorable is this guy?

Shailene Woodley looks like she’s not trying at all in a black pantsuit. I like to see her on the red carpet though, she just seems like she’s having a good time regardless.

I’m also including Meg Whitman, whom I know from Parenthood on NBC. I just checked and the new season premieres tonight! I’m squeeing so hard now. Meg’s dress is a big old miss with those sheer panel in the bodice and the lung-covering pieces of fabric, but I love her so she’s here.

Oh here’s the trailer for Perks of Being a Wallflower again. As I mentioned earlier this week, it reminds me of a John Hughes movie. I love these coming of age films and I’ll probably see this one. It’s out in the US on September 20th.

Photo credit: WENN and Fame Flynet

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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I know it’s the cool thing to like Emma Watson around here but she looks awful.
    The styling is so harsh and the dress is meh.

    • Diana says:

      Totally agree; also, Nina is lookin quite rough herself, that dress was just awful. Jackson R. on the other hand, HOT!

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Hate nude! Even in another color that dress would be aging. (I actually read this as “Emma Watson in tired nude Amani” and thought “Yes! ALL nude is tired! Finally someone has noticed!”

  2. KellyinSeattle says:

    Terrible, terrible dress…makes my aunt’s second wedding dress look good. Ugh…she is pretty but I don’t like the garish lipstick or her eyebrows; she has really pretty eyes, though. Wish she’d wear her hair differently, and got a push up bra.

  3. gee says:

    I hate the slicked back hair thing on Emma, but I LOVE Mae Whitman. She’s adorable.

  4. shaboo says:

    emma watson is so bland.

    • Christina says:

      Glad I’m not the only one who thinks so!

      I just don’t get the fuss over her looks. I’ve never thought her a great beauty at all. To me, she’s very ordinary looking – or at least as ordinary as you can look when wearing Armani and styled by professional make-up artists and hair dressers.

    • lafairy says:


      as land as you can get!

      I never saw the supposed “gorgeous thing” people talk about, you average cashier at your random coffee house is ten times prettier and lively!

    • Garnish Utley says:

      Yet her name is the most dangerous one to Google.

  5. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    Jackson Rathbone! Gosh! This dude is so cute! Love him!

  6. Brown says:

    I love Emma and think she’s gorgeous, but this is just not a good look for her.

  7. ZigZagZoey says:

    I normally HATE that nude color, but the dress is kinda cool on Emma, and she is so beautiful.
    LOVE Mae from Parenthood ~ GREAT actress!

  8. ladybert62 says:

    The ONLY one who looks good is the guy.

    All of the dresses are horrible and Emma’s slicked hair looks awful (I have never understood that slicked back style on women)

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      Ever see Robert Palmer’s “Addicted To Love” video? Those girls are HOT w/ their slicked back hair!

  9. angie says:

    I love Emma’s style and the way she wears her clothes but I prefer when she puts a sassy and funky little dress like at the music award or at the TIFF festival. It’s a rare miss for me, and she looks bland and too serious/severe for her movie’s premiere.

    Nina, on the other hand, looks adorable here. She looks like she is really having fun, I like her beautiful smile. And she seems to be a very cool and down-to- earth girl. I love her.

  10. Esti says:

    I kind of like Emma’s dress, but I think it needed softer hair — if hers was longer, I think partially pulled back with soft curls would have looked really nice with this.

  11. Brit says:

    @Celebitchy, it’s Mae Whitman, not Meg. Just a little heads up! πŸ™‚

  12. T.C. says:

    That bright red lipstick has got to go Emma Watson. The styling makes her look harsh with the dress washing her out. Nina looks cute. Jackson Rathbone should be the famous guy from Twilight. Shailene Woodley looks like she is having a good time just being herself. Note to Kstew that’s how you do it.

  13. Lupe says:

    Looks like I’m the odd one out! I kind of hate Nina’s dress.

    • LizEJ says:

      Me too. I don’t like Nina Dobrev’s style at all. She has the worst style ever – all the time. The poor girl is so pretty but never knows what to wear that will highlight her face or body.
      I don’t know how she manages to choose things that make her look so budget or mall girl.

    • Liv says:

      Her shoes are cool.

      But why is she dressed in red? I thought she just has a supporting role?

    • mel says:

      that dress looks so cheap! Red dresses with lace just scream tacky!

    • Angie says:

      I hate her dress, shoes, and makeup. Hair is okay, though.

  14. Is the last girl “Ann/Plant/Egg/HER?” from Arrested Development? πŸ˜€

  15. maggiegrace says:

    I like Emma’s hair and make-up very much. Dress not so much. It needed something to give it punch, like some perfenct earrings.

  16. OMSS says:

    Ugh.. Loved the book, but I am not looking forward to seeing her in the film. I think I will pass.

  17. silvermistie says:

    Does anyone else think Jackson Rathbone would be the perfect Christian Grey??

  18. Black Pearl says:

    I love love love Shailene, I think she’s one of the most beautiful and talented young actress there is now and I love that she doesnt overdo her styling and makeup but I think she can look way better than she does in these photos and still have fun.. I like Emma and Nina and I think they look ok.. Jackson Rathbone = Yummy.

  19. Marianne says:

    I really liked the dress she wore for the TIFF premiere of Perks. So much prettier.

  20. Marianne says:

    Also its MAE Whitman! Not Meg.

  21. RobN says:

    Emma’s dress is very soft and the make-up and hair are very harsh. I don’t care for the combination. Pick something.

  22. spiderpig says:


  23. JudyK says:

    OMG, I think that dress is GORGEOUS and gorgeous on her, especially with her bright lipstick.

    It’s the only dress I’ve seen on a celebrity in such a long time I even found remotely appealing.

  24. Reece says:

    I think the top of the dress is bugging me more than the clash of makeup (mostly the lipstick) and coloring.

  25. Janet says:

    I think Watson looks great. Love the hair, the dress and the makeup.

  26. Oi says:

    Sorry, not “getting” Emma Watson. She’s not gorgeous like people say (I don’t think) and her style is iffy at best. The makeup is bad here.

    And is it just me, or does this movie look like yet another totally unrealistic story about highschoolers? I know its supposed to be about the rejects and all, but the preview looked seriously corny. Maybe my high schools (all 3 of them) were totally boring, and I was pretty involved in them. Am I the only one whose HS years were fairly forgettable? I definitely didn’t make any earth shattering personal discoveries there.

  27. skuddles says:

    I like Emma’s dress but I think she should have added some sparkly bling bling.

  28. Micah says:

    I think Emma looks great!

  29. Angie says:

    God, exactly. I wrote this comment and THEN read the piece, and we are saying the same thing; it’s not just me!!!!

    She really just keeps doing the complete opposite of what works for her. Emma looks best with softer, lighter hair and a nude lip, with dark eyes, not too dramatic, something soft. Basically, she needs things that soften her look, rather than the opposite. She continuously does a dark lip with minimal eyes and slicked back, dark hair. She is a beautiful girl, but I think it makes her look too severe, her features are not hard, per se, but not soft, and these things just work together to make her look … hard. And she even does this when she wears it down! Just crazily slicked down. It’s awful. That and the opposite makeup of what works best for her. Why Emma, why??? It drives me barmy. Fire your damn makeup/hair stylist! Won’t someone tell her, please?!? I think she is really just trying to desperately hide her awkward growing out stage, but surely, there are better ways than this? Just give it some volume. IDK. I hate seeing her styled like this, too, and it’s really every appearance, lately. As usual though, I love her styling otherwise. She always dresses so well. The dress would be cute if everything else made more sense.

  30. Amy says:

    Really? I think Nina Dobrev’s dress looks totally budget and cheap (in every sense of the word). The shoes are awful, and they don’t go with the dress. Her eye makeup’s a little overdone, and the hair’s a wreck. I don’t like a thing about this look.

  31. ZenB!tch says:

    They all look bad to me. Especially Meg/Mae. Her brows are ungroomed and she has no foundation on. You can see her sun damage spots.

    Nina has too much make up, Emma is blah an the guy is wearing a vest.

  32. GoodCapon says:

    Emma went overboard here I think, screams try hard with that dress.

    Funny enough, I think the one person who looked good was the one who looked like she didn’t make an effort (Shailene Woodley )