Emma Stone Style Breakdown: What’s Right, What’s Wrong, and How to Fix It
Emma Stone is Hollywood’s favorite redhead, even though she’s a natural blonde and has been sporting that shade lately. She picked up the baton dropped by Lindsay Lohan, taking over as the movie industry’s flame-haired sexpot, scooping up both La Lohan’s roles — and her former status as a fashion plate.
Stone rarely rocks a stinker on red carpets or in public. Even her near-misses are almost hits; her non-hits aren’t “what was she thinking?” moments either. They’re just missteps that are still pulled together. Her natural sense of style is strong and her stylists know what works, so they tend to stick to that formula.
Stone looks incredible with sideswept bangs, and flaxen hair compliments her milky complexion. She’s also a fan of wearing a tough fabric like leather, but never in a trashy way. She uses it just right.
Her style is ladylike and polished, and she’s shown a predilection for prim and proper cuts. But she’s almost always glammed out. Like in the Miu Miu ensemble below — the darling dress, double t-strap fuschia heels and red-strained lips all work in concert to create a stunning look.
This backless printed Pucci mini is cut in all the right places, but never goes too far. She looks comfortable in her own skin, and in showing it. Those legs go for miles, too.
In 2008, Stone showed flashes of the red carpet brilliance to come in this simple LBD with an embellished neckline — and established herself as one to watch.
The short and strapless ruby-hued Lanvin frock that she wore to ‘The Gangster Squad’ premiere pops against her creamy complexion. Seriously, LiLo, are you taking notes? Emma has usurped your fashion and career thrones.
Stone stunned in this maroon Lanvin gown, which had gorgeous draping and a goddess bodice.
This white and pink Chanel frock, which she paired with Louboutins at one of the ‘Spider-Man’ premieres, is as cute as it gets. The full skirt is so flattering on her frame.
The actress shone, literally, in this silky shimmery multi-colored little dress (even though it clashed with her hair).
She does granny chic in this floral Dolce & Gabbana, but it’s very meh. The sleeves are too puffy and this overall look ages her.
This polka-dot Chanel dress is another case where she wears something a little too “mature” for her age. It’s also too voluminous and boasts too much fabric.
Another Chanel “oops” moment. Its blah grey fabric and sack-like shape are a no-go.
We’re on the fence about the Martin Grant dress Stone wore to the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. The front, from this angle, looks like a weapon.
From the front, it’s not so bad. It’s definitely fashion-forward.
This black dress is almost a hit, thanks to the criss-cross straps, but the sloppy layering, which is “right now,” actually takes it down a notch.
How to Fix It:
We like Stone leggy in leather. It’s young, hip and sexy, which is how she should be dressing.
When dressing down, she needs to continue keep an element of high fashion, like this leather top with white skinnies. It’s chic and casual.
When wearing classic and extra femme cuts, keep them modern, in bright colors and with elegant yet sexy details — like she did with this Valentino frock.
Never stop wearing jewel tones and playing with short hems!
Always wear hip designers, like Stella McCartney.
Keep those sexy details coming, like the plunging neckline on this Elie Saab jumpsuit constructed of glittery fabric. That stops a ’70s inspired outfit like this from being too “mature.”