Stunning outfits in fashion history: Emma Watson in a cool black jumpsuit


There are some really great celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you’re desperately trying to recreate at home. In “Great Outfits in Fashion History,” the editors of Fashionista revisit their all-time favorite obscenes.

These days, if an actor takes on the role of a Disney Princess live-action, you can usually bet that she’ll also dress the role on the red carpet. It’s a fashion book started by Elle Fanning in her turn of Aurora and perfected by Lily James in her Cinderella days. (Liu Yifei as Mulan and Naomi Scott as Jasmine also added their own twists to the move.)

But Emma Watson isn’t known for following red carpet rules very often, meaning her press tour for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ largely avoided princess tropes. Her only full Belle cosplay moment was held back in the form of a buttery yellow Dior Haute Couture dress. Most of her best red carpet moments have come in her more adventurous choices (think upcycled Harris Reed or a Dior dress over pants), and my favorite look from the “Beauty and the Beast” promo cycle isn is no different.

Instead of a jaw-dropping ballgown for the film’s Los Angeles premiere, Watson opted for an incredibly cool black Oscar de la Renta jumpsuit. From the brand’s Fall 2017 collection (the debut of creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim), the one-piece featured a dramatic V-neckline and a little nod to Belle in the form of a golden rose at the belt.


Keeping it simple with black satin pumps allowed Watson to play with beauty: she opted for a negative-space cateye with a coral lip and weaved gold leaf through her bun, tying it to the rose at her hip. It’s an incredibly gorgeous effect overall, while still being approachable and laid back – no small feat for a Disney Princess!

Shop Watson-inspired jumpsuits in the gallery below:

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