Fug or Fab: Emma Watson


Why, hello there, Emma Watson:

How coy you look. Coy, and potentially clad in your nightgown. Let’s take a closer look:

Hmm. Erm. Huh. I honestly don’t know about this one. It’s really in keeping with the 90s vibe she’s been working lately — all sort of CK One Ad Re-envisioned — but at the same time, it feels a little DROOPY. And Hermione Granger is many, many things, but droopy is not one of them.
 

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  1. vandalfan
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    With her simple hairstyle, this plain dress needs more, especially near her face. Maybe add a sparkly necklace, or drop earrings. And the cut under the bosom is not flattering, too much fabric.

  2. Emily
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    I might not have thought about nightgowns if you hadn’t mentioned it first, but now that’s all I can see.

  3. Rayna
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    Hmm, yes. Minimalist witch in CK One ad.

    Emma is all kinds of adorable, and while I don’t hate the look, it just feels like it should be MORE something.

    The shoes and arm decor are nice………maybe a little more bling is all that’s needed? Necklace, bigger earrings?

  4. Kait
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    the cut isn’t great, but a different fabric and accessories could have taken this from a “feh” to a solid “meh”, at least.

  5. Lisa
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    Yes, very 90s.

    So is this it? Are they back? Will I have to dig out old lumberjack shirts?

  6. carol
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    As a fellow short-hair girl, I would definitely have punched up the simplicity of the dress with more dramatic make-up and/or jewellery. I think she probably stayed away from them because her bracelet is so intricate, but she needs something up top to balance it out.

  7. sal
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    Severe pixie cut sans dress seeped in femininity =
    Purgatory in swim team androgyny for one Miss Hermione – Extended Stay.

  8. Chasmosaur
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    As someone who has gone back and forth between a pixie and a mane for years, I think Ms. Watson hasn’t realized that you need to adjust your makeup, jewelry and wardrobe accordingly.

    This outfit is screaming for a big mane. Which she no longer has. She’s committed to a sleek hairstyle, but her fashion choices haven’t changed accordingly.

  9. Blanche
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    Watson should be sparing with the black–her coloring isn’t dramatic enough to carry off everyday black.

    Also, while I love the spare, dignified idea of CK, it is for the ninety-seven ladies of spectacular, tiny, pert-breasted, 5’10″ 105 lb. physique on this planet of 7 billion. Hermione here on the other hand is a pretty, petite, rich, actor girl with a cute haircut and a lovely face. It’s not to her aesthetic advantage to wear a simple satin evening gown in public.

    Having said that, now I’m thinking she does come across as a Midwestern jazz singer in this getup…There are worse things.

  10. Brooke
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    It looks a little plain on her here but the pictures of her with Daniel and Rupert look great. They were wonderfully coordinated (and Rupert in particular saved his best look for the second to last movie).

  11. Sherri
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    The dress is very 1930s, really, in fabric and cut and fit. Very Norma Shearer or Joan Crawford, and probably odd looking to modern eyes. I, on the other hand, being old, love it.

  12. Antof9
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    Please tell me that hair is *for* something. That is all.

  13. Molly S.C.
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    OH GOD, I used to wear one of those. It was my mom’s slip, I was 6, and it was like a gorgeous silky gown on me. Or so I thought. I also thought that hairbrushes were evil and that frosted pink barbie lipstick was pretty.
    No, Hermione. No.

  14. Blue Buddha
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    I guess I’m in the minority. I like simple, the black works with her skin tone and brings out the darker portions of her hair and features and I think the addition of elaborate jewelery would just be tarting up the look for no reason.

  15. Anonymous
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    I know she has a great body, but this dress only makes me wish she’d worn a bra. I’ve breastfed 3 kids and even my worn out body looks more energentic sans bra.

  16. yeahandalso
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    Umm it kind of makes her look a lot wider and dumpier than she is…I like the vibe but the cut and fabric are all wrong.

  17. Jen
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    I have this dress. And by dress I mean nightgown. Purchased from the nightgown department. I love it and feel all sorts of sexy hott in it, but it doesn’t get worn outside the house!

  18. H
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    At this point in the movie release, she’s probably dreaming of spending a day or two in bed, thus the nightgown… Truly, she’s adorable and I love her, but this doesn’t flatter her as well as it would if the waist were nipped in and the hemline just an inch shorter.

  19. Katharine
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    I just don’t think it’s that good a dress. It’s trying to be all Vionnet and swanning around decadently, but the bias isn’t right or something, and it’s kind of standing out from her figure like a 19.99 polyester slip instead of flowing perfectly over every curve the way it’s supposed to.

    (And I have tried on authentic, vintage silk bias-cut dresses, if not Vionnets. Even on MY figure, which is short and has always been about twice the width of young Miss Granger’s, they flow like magic and witchcraft. And they don’t need hair, jewellery, or accessories, either, unless you want them.)

    It’s the DRESS. This DRESS isn’t working. But I don’t think the IDEA is a fail.

  20. Danelle
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    Wish you had a closeup of the ?bracelet? Looks like string wrapped around her forearm. Maybe she ripped off all her decorative trim in a fidgety fit

  21. Bambi Anne Dear
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    From the back it looks dreadful. From the front I can see what the look should be but somehow I feel the fabric is too stiff. Or maybe it’s the bias not working as per Katherine directly above. The shoes, I’m sorry. I hate strappy platforms.

  22. whiterabbit11
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    agree with #katharine, the idea is good but the execution needed a bit more. love the 30s vibe with the jewelled hair pin, but the fit just isn’t right. is there a weird vertical line down the front, like it was ironed badly?

  23. whiterabbit11
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  24. gg
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    It kind of looks like one of the early attempts at a dress from someone learning to use a sewing machine to sew silky material. The way it doesn’t quite fit right. Maybe she needs bright lipstick or red nail polish on her toes?

  25. Ally
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    i was going to add emma to my people i would go gay for list then THIS happened

  26. Andrea
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    It’s TOO simple. Some earrings and more makeup could have helped. A little shorter and a bit tighter around the waist and it would have looked nice. It just looks like she’s wearing her mother’s dress or something too. By that, I mean it looks too big for her and makes her look like a little girl. Yes, it’s droopaaaaay.

  27. Chelsea
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    I voted that I liked it, but I think that’s only because I adore Emma Watson and am enamored with anything she does. I feel like I would love it if it were more fitted around the middle; it’s just shaped funny there. Otherwise, though, I think it’s beautiful!

  28. vanessa
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    I feel like a shrug, bolero, or jacket could have really changed this look for the better.

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  29. Janice Second
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    I’m waiting for a paisley slip dress with a white t-shirt underneath paired with some Docs. Come on Emma!

  30. Celia
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    I LIKE it!! She looks good. The dress IS plain considering it was custom made for her, but still she’s working it and her accessories are fabulous.

  31. Jules
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    The dress with the haircut is too old for her.

  32. KateS
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    The back is very pretty and I like the 30′s vibe, but I don’t like that centre seam – it’s just not sitting quite right and it makes her look bulky. Also I think she needed a smidge more makeup on either lips or eyes.

  33. Alysia
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    I don’t know about a night gown, but when I first saw it, I thought it looked like a bridesmaid’s gown. And wtf is up with that crease down the front?

  34. jnadreau
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    I love the cut of the dress, but black just doesn’t work on her. Perhaps a dark red or burgundy would work much better.

    I *COVET* that bracelet!!!

  35. M.D.
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    All I really care about is that she’s wearing the shoes I have been in love with since I first saw runway photos. The dress is blah, but I’ll give her a pass b/c of her footwear.

  36. Deeh
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    Apparently it was designed specifically for her by CK…She needs ETHER better shoes, or something to give it that… oomph. Dramatic make-up, accessories, SOMETHING!

  37. dem
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    this is total homage to gweneth paltrow circa 97′ i love it. stop being cranky!

  38. dem
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    this is total homage to gweneth paltrow circa 97′ i love it. stop being cranky!

  39. Leanspa Scam
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    It’s a minimalist but elegant dress. I think Emma Watson has been dressed very nice here.

  40. Trish
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    She looks ready to star in a bio-pic about 70′s anthem singer Helen Reddy.
    http://www.superseventies.com/1973_7singles.html

  41. Trish
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    Whoops. Lemme try that again.

  42. Anonymous
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    What dress? That thing is a slip.

  43. Stella
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    I actually think she looks pretty cute here. Minimalistic, yes, but that’s ok now and then. I do NOT like the look from calves down… hate the asymmetrical hem and the shoes are all wrong for this. But comapred to some other starlets her age, I usually respect her fashion choices.

  44. Jill
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    I think it’s the fabric that’s killing it. Sateen is Eeeevil. Accessories wouldn’t hurt, either.

  45. Lainey
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    It’s about a foot too short to be 1930′s screen siren. And the neckline looks like something you’d wear to the gym. This is worse than that see through feather disaster she wore to the London premiere. Her hair is cute short though. very Mia Frrow in Rosemary’s Baby

  46. Kate
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    Love the hair, but the dress makes her look like Project Runway model about to be auf’ed. Nay.

  47. jess
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    DUDE. That IS my junior prom dress. The neckline is sooooo effin ’97 it’s not even funny. Did she get this at Filene’s in the Junior’s Department for $50.00?

    Does she want to borrow the “funky” scarf I jazzed it up with? Or the disgusting black mules I let pass off as high heels?

  48. MEP
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    This dress reminds me of the time I was in my early 20s and going through my WEDDING FANTASY phase, and I thought John-John’s bride Caroline Kennedy was just the SHIT in terms of classy, beautiful, and fabulous. I totally wanted to get married in a dress just like hers WHICH, in hindsight, was even more of a nightgown than this thing. And it’s also reminding me that what was cool in my early 20s is now apparently retro, and that’s upsetting.

  49. Reality Check Bounced
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    I said that the dress was not great. It isn’t really bad, either. The real problem with that outfit is that it does absolutely NOTHING. If it made her look washed out, or lumpy, or uncomfortable…that would be SOMETHING. But not only is it not a disaster, it also manages to be very bleh. It just hangs there, doing nothing for her figure or coloring. In fact, I’m getting rather sleepy just looking at it….

  50. Claire
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    She can do no wrong, in my opinion, because she always looks as if she’s wearing something that she chose because she likes it.

  51. anonymoose
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    too much foot, too droopy, too much nightgown, too much platform, not enough makeup, not enough drama, weak accessories, unflattering. The ugly shoes are awful, the dress length/cut/fit makes her look short, and i just can’t say enough fug about the superfug shooz. nothing against the bracelet but it is wasted with this ensemble. can barely see it.

  52. Maria
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    HOW IS SHE NOT WRINKLED?!

  53. LittleLambie
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    I wore this dress to homecoming in 1996.

  54. Lassie
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    Tomorrow On Oprah:

    “This mom’s 12 year old son likes to dress up in her slip! How would YOU handle it? – next Oprah!”

  55. tigerstripes
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    Does anyone know who the designer is? Because this dress’ design is awful. The front falls in two panels with no seams or tailoring at all — look at the back view and the odd bunching around the waist. Even Carole Lombard-style ’30s dresses had bust seaming. Much too long, that dress, too.

    I like the bracelet. There’s that.

  56. will-smith-but-not-that-guy
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    Again, I guess I’m showing off how weird I am (or just showing off….maybe a tad, IDK…???) — but I love this from the neck down. It’s classy, it’s chic, and it’s just goth enough to be perfect for a Harry Potter premiere. I also think it has the right sort of sex appeal for her. My issue is –what is up with the chemotherapy wig? Is she covering up a ‘do for a Holocaust drama? And she needs some weight gain. Unless, of course, she’s filming a Holocaust drama…so ok. But, yeah, overall, I really like this.

  57. Celia
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    I like it…mostly because of the accessories.
    She took a lot of risks during this promotion tour, so I think she can get away with wearing something this simplistic.
    I was just shocked to learn that it was custom-made for her. Come on, Calvin Klein…you get the chance to design something for Emma Watson and this is what you do?

  58. Annabeth
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    This isn’t terrible, but it’s not fabulous. I’m guessing it’s one of those that looks better on a living, moving person than it does in photographs. But yes, for something custom-designed with Emma in mind, you’d expect a dress more distinctive.

  59. hannah
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    She often looks kinda blah when she’s walking around, so this doesn’t seem out of the ordinary… it surprises me when she’s super glammed up.

  60. Librada Dalba
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    Do you accept guest posts? I would love to write couple articles here. I was wondering what is up with that weird gravatar??? I know 5am is early and I’m not looking my greatest at that hour, but I hope I do not look like this! I may possibly however make that face if I’m asked to do 100 pushups. lol

  61. your neighborhood librarian
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    I just want to know – was she transported to this event standing up, like on a parade float? Because HOW does that dress look so smooth? Anyone else wears satin, they are a creased Kleenex by the time someone tries to take their picture.

    And I like the dress. She looks like a hood ornament.

  62. jennifer e.
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    it’s not her best, but i don’t care. she’s adorable and i want to adopt her.

  63. Suzy
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    I think the problem is the fabric and the bottom hemline. Otherwise, I love the criss-cross straps in back and the general idea. The satiny fabric makes the skirt and hem look bad.

  64. jean
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    Whatever the fabric, I give her kudos for it not being remotely wrinkled, which meant she leaned all night and never sat down. Plus the hair is still working on her. Although didn’t she have longer hair on Letterman? I seem to recall a promo with her flipping her hair and I thought, wow that got long quickly.

  65. Bibi
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    She is NOT Hermione Grainger. That is what she has been saying loudly every since she finished filming and had her hair chopped (she has been contractually obliged not to have her hair cut since she was like eight years old). She is NOT Hermione. Well played, Emma.

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